Student Achievement Outcomes
The nursing department at Ridgewater College is pleased to inform students, faculty, and the community about the program outcomes for its Practical Nursing (PN Diploma) program. Student achievement outcomes are regularly monitored in order to continually make program improvements: graduate completion rate, NCLEX-PN (licensure) pass rates, and job placement rate. The Practical Nursing program is delivered on both the Hutchinson and Willmar campuses.
Practical Nursing Graduate Completion Rate80% or greater of the students graduated from the program successfully complete the program within 150% of program length
|Year (Assessment cycle July 1 - June 30)||2016 (new stand alone PN program)||2017||2018|
|Completion rate||95.2% (20/21)||100% (24/24)||96% (24/25)|
NCLEX-PN Licensure Pass RateThe program's most recent annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12 month period.
|Year (Assessment cycle January 1 - December 31)||2016||2017||2018|
Job Placement Rate Practical Nursing Program (Diploma)A minimum of 80% of new graduates who seek employment in nursing will obtain positions within one year of graduation.
|Year (Assessment cycle July 1 - June 30)||Spring 2014||Spring 2015 (first year stand alone PN program)||2016|
|Job placement rate||100% (86 students)||100% (15 students)||85% (21 students)|