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Program Outcomes

RCTC’s Practical Nursing (PN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, in Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (http://www.acenursing.org/), and has been accredited since its inception.

The PN program admits forty (40) students each fall for the ten (10) month program. The students graduate with a diploma in practical nursing and are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN exam by the NCSBN.

PN Program Outcomes:

  • 70% of students will graduate with 150% of the program length or six semesters.
  • The NCLEX-PN pass rate will be at or above the NCSBN reported pass rates for first time U.S. educated candidates.
  • 85% of graduates will gain employment in nursing within 6-12 months post graduation.
  • 80% of graduates will rate program satisfaction as “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied”.

RCTC is proud of our student’s achievements and maintain a continuous improvement plan for continued student success. The following table demonstrates the outcome data for the Practical Nursing Program.


PN Outcomes 2013 2014 2015
NCLEX-LPN First Time Pass Rates 96.3% 96.67% 91.84%
Program Completion 75% 77% 70%
Job Placement 100% 93% 81.6%
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