RCTC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) 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 ADN program has two cohorts of students, one cohort for the generic track that begins each Fall and Spring semester and a second cohort of LPN mobility students who begin in NURS 1118 of the AD program. The LPN mobility students are licensed LPN’s and receive credit for the first semester, N1117: Fundamentals of Nursing. Upon graduation, both cohorts have an associate in science or AS degree in nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, students will achieve the following outcomes:
- Practice within the ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession. (Professionalism)
- Identify individual learning goals for personal and professional development within a changing healthcare environment. (Professionalism)
- Integrate evidence-based knowledge, clinical reasoning, and the nursing process to formulate safe nursing judgments when providing quality care. (Critical Thinking)
- Demonstrate an attitude of positive regard, respect for diversity, empathy, and integrity when providing relationship centered care. (Caring)
- Collaborate with the patient, family, and health care team utilizing evidence-based health information/informatics to achieve quality outcomes. (Collaboration)
- Perform nursing interventions safely for individuals and families in a variety of settings. (Nursing Interventions)
RCTC is proud of our student’s achievements and maintain a continuous improvement plan for continued student success. The following tables demonstrate the outcome data for the ADN program and the LPN mobility track.
Program Outcome 1: First time NCLEX-RN pass rates will be 80% or greater.
|NCLEX-RN first time pass rate as reported by the MN Board of Nursing -January 1-December 31||84.82%||85.15%||91.67%|
Program Outcome 2: Program completion rate will be at or above 74% (% of students completing within 150% of the program length).
|AD Program Completion Aggregated by Cohort Date||62.85%||71.22%||73.28%|
Program Outcome 3: 89% of graduates will gain employment in a RN nursing position within six (6)- twelve (12) months post- graduation.
|Number of Graduates||111||102||99|
|Job placement based on responses||100%||100%||100%|