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.

Program Outcomes

Wake Tech's Martha Mann Smith School of Nursing 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:

Class of:
Total Number of Graduates:   Total Number of
Graduates Who Passed NCLEX 1st Time:
NCLEX Pass   Rate %: %  of Graduates Completing Program on Time*: % per year % of Graduates Obtaining Jobs Within 6 Months:
Spring 2015 75 74 98.6%   97%
Fall 2015 58 56 96.5% 79% 90%
Spring 2016 56 56 100%   97%
Fall 2016 56 54 96% 76% 98%
Spring 2017 58 57 98.2%   98%
Fall 2017 67  66 98%  83%   


North Carolina Board of Nursing NCLEX RN 1st Time Testing Pass Rate
3 YEAR AVERAGE 2015-2017

Registered Nurse (RN) Type Program 2015 2016 2017 3 year average 2015-2017
National Pass Rate RN-ALL 85 85 87 86
NC Pass Rate (95% of National Standard) RN-ALL 81 81 83 82
Wake Technical Community College ADN 98 97 98 98

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