NURSING PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Department of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes: Based upon its mission, the goals of the Rockford University nursing program are to:

  1. Provide safe and effective care across the lifespan to culturally diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities (patient-centered care and safety)
  2. Incorporate clinical judgment, nursing theory, knowledge from other disciplines, and best current evidence as the basis of practice (critical thinking/clinical judgment, evidence-based practice)
  3. Utilize information technology and effective communication to collaborate with the healthcare team and provide care to clients (communication, informatics)
  4. Demonstrate accountability and leadership for nursing practice decisions, with a commitment to nursing core values, professional growth, and life-long learning (leadership, professionalism).

 

Department of Nursing Program Outcomes Data

 

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates:

Program Goal 2021 2022 2023
80% of nursing program graduates who attempt the NCLEX-RN exam during a calendar year will pass on the first attempt.

72%

(48/67 graduates)

64%

(28/44 graduates)

83%

(33/40 graduates)

85% of nursing program graduates who attempt the NCLEX-RN exam (first-time test takers and repeaters) during a calendar year will receive a passing score.

80.82%

(59/73 first-time testers and repeaters)

81.13%

(43/53 first-time testers and repeaters)

87.5%

(42/48 first-time testers and repeaters)

Program Completion Rates:

Program Goal 2020 2021 2022
75% of all students who begin the nursing program (taking courses NURS 201, 202, and/or 273) will complete the program on-time in 4 semesters. 56.45% 77.08% Pending (finishing spring 2024)
85% of all students who begin the nursing program (taking courses NURS 201, 202, and/or 273) will complete the program within 6 semesters. 83.87% 87.5% Pending

Job Placement Data:

Program Goal 2022 2023

90% of nursing program graduates will report employment as a registered nurse within 12 months of graduation.*

*Based on number of students who responded to job placement survey

100% (December 2022 graduates) Pending

 

Nursing Department
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4059
Fax: 815-394-5166

Sarah Urban, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Department Chair of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing

surban@rockford.edu
815 226-4126