Nursing AAS Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the RN program, graduates will demonstrate the following:

  • Patient-centered care: Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs.
  • Teamwork and collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  • Evidence-based practice: Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.
  • Quality improvement: Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
  • Safety: Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
  • Informatics: Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.

Cronenwett, L. et. al. (2007). Quality and safety education for nurses. Retrieved from QSEN website:

Program Outcomes

Expected Level of Achievement Student Achievement Outcome Data
Graduates will meet or exceed the national and state pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. 2016 pass rate: 83.87%, NYS 82.89%,
national 84.38%
90% of graduates will express
satisfaction with the nursing program.
2016: 100% of graduates indicate they
have met program SLOs; 93% rated program good/excellent
Graduation rate will exceed 50%. 2016 graduation rate: 50%
Retention rate will exceed 50%. 2015-2016 retention rate: 70%
90% of graduates will be employed as a registered nurse within six months of graduation or will be enrolled in a baccalaureate program. 2016 graduates: 90% of graduates are employed
90% of employers will express satisfaction with graduate's performance. 2016 graduates: 100% of employers are
satisfied with graduate's performance