Return to accessibility navigation at the top of the page.

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.
  2. Design and implement nursing care plans for a group of clients with complex health care alterations.
  3. Safely perform complex nursing procedures.
  4. Demonstrate mathematical competency in calculating medication dosages.
  5. Demonstrate synthesis of previous nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a clinical setting.
  6. Communicate with members of the health care team to promote health outcomes for a group of clients.
  7. Integrate the client’s cultural and spiritual preferences when providing individualized interventions for a group of clients.
  8. Organize care to achieve desired client outcomes for a group of clients.
  9. Collaborate with client/family/caregiver/health care team to establish priorities, anticipate risk, and provide for discharge transition.
  10. Manage client care delivery, delegate, and supervise members of the health care team.

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)