Degree Nursing Program Outcomes
outcomes are indicators that are used to assess and evaluate whether graduates
meet established measures of program effectiveness. Program outcomes reflect
the mission of the nursing program and are used to guide decisions for program
improvement. The program outcomes used by the IVCC ADN Program include graduate
performance on the registered nurse (RN) licensure exam (NCLEX-RN), program
completion rates, program satisfaction measures and job placement rates.
NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
The NCLEX-RN Exam is the licensure exam that ADN Program graduates must
successfully complete for RN licensure. The ADN Program outcome specifies that
90% of the graduates who take the NCLEX-RN will pass the examination on the
first attempt and meet or exceed the national and state average. The most
recent first-time NCLEX-RN Exam pass rate of program graduates (2016)
through the 3rd reporting quarter is 98.4%. The national mean for
the ADN graduate through the 2nd reporting quarter (2016) was 83%;
the state mean for 2015 for all RN graduates was 86% (2016 statistics have not
been released as of yet)
Program Completion Rates
Program completion (graduation) is an important indicator of student
success. The nursing faculty has established a level of achievement for
program completion using the recommended 36 month completion timeframe from the
start of the program as defined by the Accreditation Commission for Education
in Nursing (ACEN).
Program Satisfaction Measures
Program satisfaction is evaluated through surveys of program graduates and
employers of graduates. Of graduates surveyed, 97.5% of graduates in 2015 were
satisfied with their educational preparation in the ADN Program.
Correspondingly, 84.2% of employers responding to the survey relating to 2015
graduates, indicated that the program graduates were well-prepared to assume an
entry-level RN position.
Job Placement Rates
Job placement rates are determined by the number of graduates at one year post
graduation who report full-time or part-time employment as a
graduate/registered nurse. The most recent job placement rate (2015) for
program graduates was 95.6%.
have questions about program outcomes or would like to make a comment about the
performance of ADN Program graduates, please contact the Department of
Nursing at 815-224-0485 or e-mail Julie_Hogue@ivcc.edu.