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Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Rochester Community and Technical College Practical Nursing Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Cultivate accountability, integrity and responsibility for ongoing professional growth in nursing practice as a valid member of the health care team (Professionalism).

  • Practice within the ethical and legal framework for the practical nurse (Professionalism).

  • Identify the rationale for clinical decisions by integrating evidence based knowledge and practice to the nursing process to provide safe nursing care across the life span (Critical Thinking)

  • Develop caring relationships with respect for human dignity and diversity (Caring).

  • Collaborate with patient, family, and the health team using evidenced based knowledge and practice to achieve quality patient centered outcomes (Collaboration).

  • Safely implement therapeutic nursing interventions based on the need for health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration and end of life care within the scope of the practical nurse (Nursing Intervention).

Program Outcomes

The Nursing Program outcomes will be achieved at the stated level and the Nursing Department will collect objective data to document the level of success.

  • 75% of students will graduate within 1.5 times the program length of ten (10) months.

  • 85% of graduates will pass NCLEX-PN.

  • 85% of graduates will gain employment in nursing within 6 months.

  • 80% of graduates will rate program satisfaction as “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied”.


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