Student Achievement Outcomes
The Ridgewater College nursing discipline is pleased to inform students, faculty, and the community about the program outcomes for its Associate in Science (AD) degree nursing program. Student achievement outcomes are regularly monitored in order to continually make program improvements: graduate completion rate, NCLEX-RN (licensure) pass rate, and job placement rate. The Associate in Science degree nursing program is delivered on both the Hutchinson and Willmar campuses. It is part of the Minnesota Alliance in Nursing Education (MANE) a unique partnership with seven community colleges and a state university enabling student access to a baccalaureate degree via dual admission processes. The entire baccalaureate curriculum is delivered on both our Ridgewater College campuses. The first MANE cohort was admitted to the nursing courses Fall 2014.
Associate in Science Degree (AD) in Nursing Graduate Completion Rate Program Outcome80% or greater of the students who graduated from the program successfully completed the program within 150% of program length
|Year (Assessment cycle July 1 - June 30)||2016 (new MANE curriculum)||2017||2018|
|Completion Rate||100% (73/73)||100% (36/36)||95.45% (63/66)|
Associate in Science Degree (AD) in Nursing NCLEX-RN 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)||2015 (Phased out AD Mobility curriculum)||2016 (new MANE curriculum)||2017|
Associate in Science (AD) Degree in Nursing Job Placement RateA minimum of 80% of new graduates who seek employment in nursing will obtain positions within one year of graduation.
|Year (Assessment cycle January 1 - June 30)||2014 (Phased out AD Mobility curriculum)||2015 (Phased out AD Mobility curriculum)||2016 (new MANE curriculum)|
|Job placement rate||100% (68)||98.2% (57)||95% (75)|