Program Outcomes

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon graduation, the student will be able to: 

  1. Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  2. Function effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  3. Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, and ethical practices for diverse patients across the lifespan. 
  4. Integrate current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences/values for patient education and the delivery of optimal health care.
  5. Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  6. Uses data and information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.

Wake Technical Community College Department of Nursing Education graduates demonstrate excellence in meeting the following program outcomes of: on time program completion *(defined as within 7.5 terms of starting NUR 111), NCLEX RN licensure test pass rate, and job placement. 

Graduates surveyed one year after graduation indicate that they are “very satisfied or satisfied” with the program of study and their preparation for nursing practice. Based upon survey returns, employers are also “very satisfied or satisfied” with our graduates’ performance. 

See below for our most recent data: 


Graduating Class 

Total Number of Graduates:  
Total Number of Graduates Who Passed NCLEX 1st Time:
NCLEX Pass
Rate %:
Dates of NC Board of Nursing NCLEX Reporting: %  of Graduates Completing Program on Time
(% per year)
% of Graduates Obtaining Jobs Within 6 Months:
Job Placement Reporting Dates:
Spring 2014 64 60 93.7% Jan-Dec 2014   88% June-Dec 2014
Fall 2014 75 74 98.6% Jan-Dec 2014 63% 94% Jan-June 2015
Spring 2015 75 74 98.6% Jan–Dec 2015   97% June-Dec 2015
Fall 2015 58 56 96.5% Jan–Dec 2015 79% 90% Jan- June 2016
Spring 2016 56 56  100%   Jan–Dec 2016   97%  June-Dec 2016 
Fall 2016 56 54 96% Jan–Dec 2016 76%    

  North Carolina Board of Nursing NCLEX RN 1st Time Testing Pass Rate 3 YEAR AVERAGE 2014-2016  

    Type Program   2014   2015   2016   3 year average
2014-2016
National Pass Rate   RN-ALL 82 85 85 84
NC Pass Rate  RN-ALL 78 81 81 80
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