Rock Valley College

Nursing Programs Facts

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who successfully complete this program are able to:

  • Incorporate clinical and theoretical knowledge while planning individualized complex patient care.
     
  • Evaluate a plan of care based on the nursing process and evidenced based practice that improves outcomes and promotes optimal health of persons.
     
  • Combine varying methods of communication to deliver quality care.
     
  • Create a plan of care related to cultural variances to provide patient-centered care.
     
  • Evaluate the delivery of safe and effective quality care in the healthcare environment.
     
  • Assume personal accountability in accordance with current standards of the nursing profession.


Student Achievement Program Outcome Data
 

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate:  RVC Nursing Program will meet or exceed the national pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam by a means of 3 year average.   Refer to RN NCLEX Pass Rate State Board .PDF

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 2016 2017 2018 2019 3 Year Average
National 85% 87% 88% TBD 86.6%
RVC 84% 90% 87% 94% to date 87%


Program Completion Rate:  75% of the RVC Nursing students will successfully complete the Nursing Program within 3 years of beginning the program (program length = 2 years)

By term start # admitted # completed
in 2 years
% at 2 years additional # who
completed in 3 years
% at 3 years
2015 Spring Cohort 14 10 71.4% 2 85.7%
2015 Fall Cohort 33 24 72.7% 5 87.9%
Total for 2015 47 34 72.3% 7 87.2%
2016 Spring Cohort 18 11 61.1% 5 88.9%
2016 Fall Cohort 33 25 75.8% 4 87.9%
Total for 2016 51 36 70.6% 9 88.2%
2017 Spring Cohort 21 15 71.4% 2 80.9%
2017 Fall Cohort 22 17 77.3% 1 81.8%
Total for 2017 43 32 74.4% 3 81.4%

 

Job Placement:  85% (of received surveys) of graduates will obtain employment as a RN within 1 year of passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

Year (# of surveys requested) Number of Surveys
Received (%)
Employed as RN 1 year
after passing NCLEX-RN
Enrolled in BSN
Completion Program
2016 (n=39) 17 (43.6%) 17 (100%) 7 (41%)
2017 (n=34) 7 (20.1%) 7 (100%) 2 (28%)
2018 (n=35) 26 (74%) 21 (80%) 11 (42%)
2019 (n=TBD)