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Nursing Program Outcome Data

The mission of the Roane State Community College nursing program is to advance the overall purpose and mission of the college by providing a career-oriented educational program in nursing which is responsive to community need, responsible to individuals and accountable to the constituencies which it serves.

The student who successfully completes the Roane State Community College nursing program will demonstrate eight core components of nursing practice. These relate to professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care.

The expected levels of achievement for program outcomes relating to graduation rate and licensure pass rate are as follows:

  1. Licensure exam pass rate is > 80% as required by ACEN and > 85% as required by TN Board of Nursing
  2. Graduation rate rate of at least 55% of the students entering the nursing program in the fall will complete the program within 100% of the standard curriculum length of four semesters.
NCLEX-RN Licensure Pass Rate* (Jan - Dec)
Year RSCC Pass Rate National Mean
2013 84% 83%
2014 84% 82%
2015 93% 85%
2016 91% 85%
2017 94% 87%
2018 92% 85%
2019 88% 85%
2020 96.2% 82.8%
2021 79% 82.48%

*Rates rounded to nearest whole number

Nursing Program 100% Completion Rate
Academic Year Traditional Cohort LPN Mobility Cohort Aggregated Data
2018-2020 57/93 or 61% 16/20 or 80% 73/113 or 63%
2019-2021 49/91 or 54% 12/16 or 75% 61/107 or 57%
2020-2022 54/83 or 65% 19/19 or 100% 73/102 or 71.5%

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