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Program Outcomes - Nursing AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nursing AAS program, the learner will be able to:

1. Apply the nursing process to a group of clients with complex health alterations.
NRS 202/202CA/202CB
2. Design and implement nursing care plans for a group of clients with complex health care alterations.
NRS 202/202CA/202CB
3. Safely perform complex nursing procedures.
NRS 105/105LC/105LS, NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB
4. Demonstrate mathematical competency in calculating medication dosages.
NRS 104/104LC/104LS, NRS 105/105LC/105LS, NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB, HCA 102, HCA 155
5. Demonstrate synthesis of previous nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a clinical setting.
NRS 105/105LC/105LS, NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB
6. Communicate with members of the health care team to promote health outcomes for a group of clients.
NRS 105/105LC/105LS, NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB, ECE 107 or PSY 240, WRT 101, WRT 102
7. Integrate the client’s cultural and spiritual preferences when providing individualized interventions for a group of clients.
NRS 104/104LC/104LS, NRS 105/105LC/105LS, NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB, NRS 203
8. Organize care to achieve desired client outcomes for a group of clients.
NRS 202/202CA/202CB, NRS 203
9. Collaborate with client/family/caregiver/health care team to establish priorities, anticipate risk, and provide for discharge transition.
NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB
10. Manage client care delivery, delegate, and supervise members of the health care team.
NRS 201/201LC, NRS 202/202CA/202CB, NRS 203

Program Effectiveness Data

PCC student pass rates for those industry examinations for which data is available are given below.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses)
(Calendar year)

  • 2014: 86.59% pass rate
  • 2013: 92.06% pass rate
  • 2012: 88.57% pass rate
  • 2011: 87.59% pass rate

Other Survey Results

  • 2014 Graduate satisfaction: 84% (based on survey response)
  • 2014 Employer satisfaction: 84% (based on survey response)
  • 2014 graduates employed within nine months of graduation: 100% (based on survey response)