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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
A Pima nursing student stands smiling against a wall at Pima's West Campus

Program Effectiveness

Nursing (ADN) AAS

Program Effectiveness Data

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

PCC Student Pass Rate

Following nursing program completion, graduates take the NCLEX-RN© licensure examination (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). An annual rate is calculated based on the number of candidates who pass the test on the first attempt. PCC’s goal for NCLEX-RN first time test takers will be greater than 90% or the national mean (whichever is greater) during a 12 month period.

Year PCC pass rate Arizona State Average National Average
2020 91.9% 91.44% 86.58%
2021 87.5% 87.37% 82.48%
2022 89.01% 84.78% 79.90%

Completion Rate

Completion rate indicates the number of students who complete the nursing program in the amount of time equivalent to 100% of the program length. For PCC’s ADN program, this is four (4) semesters. For PCC’s LPN-RN transition option, this is three (3) semesters. The completion rate calculation takes into account variables including: students still enrolled in the program, student withdrawal for personal or medical reasons, and academic dismissals. PCC’s goal is 75% of students will complete the program in 100% of the allotted time.

Spring 2020: 48.4% Spring 2020: 72.2%
Fall 2020: 65.5% Fall 2020: 66.6%
Spring 2021: 51.0% Spring 2021: 56.25%
Fall 2021: 66.0% Fall 2021: 35.7%
Spring 2022: 71.4% Spring 2022: 47.61%
Fall 2022: 44.5%  Fall 2022: 50%



Aggregate Rates Spring

Aggregate Rates Fall

Annual Aggregate 

2020 60.3% 65.3% 62.8%
2021 53.63%


2022 59.5% 47.77% 53.64%

Employment Rates

PCC surveys all graduates 12 months after graduation. Information is collected regarding employment rates, student program satisfaction, and employer program satisfaction. PCC’s goal is 90% of graduate respondents who pass the NCLEX-RN will be employed as a registered nurse within 12 months of graduation.

Year Graduate Satisfaction Employer Satisfaction Employment Rates
2019 80% 80% 100%
2020 89.67% 96% 100%
2021 90.1% 94.68% 100%
2022 Pending 100% 100% (Spring 2022)
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