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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.
  • 80% of graduates will pass NCLEX-PN for the first time as reported annually by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
  • 80% of graduates will gain employment in nursing within 6-12 months post graduation.

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 2014 2015 2016
NCLEX-LPN First Time Pass Rates 96.67% 91.84% 90.32%
Program Completion 77% 58% not yet available
Job Placement 93% 90% not yet available
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