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Nursing Program Outcomes

Nursing Program collects and analyzes data relevant to program success.  The program outcomes include:

  1. Program Completion rates
  2. NCLEX-RN licensure rates
  3. Employment rates
  4. Continuing Education rates (BSN / MSN)

 

Completion Rates

Expected Level of Achievement:  The nursing program will complete at least 80% of enrolled students within 150% completion time, according to point of entry into the program (ie: within 6 semester for Option A students / within 3 semester for LVNs).

  • August 2016 to May 2017:  
    • Generic: 80%
    • LVN-RN: 90%
  • August 2017 to May 2018:
    • Generic: 84%
    • LVN-RN: 
  • August 2018 to May 2019:
    • Generic: 88%
    • LVN-RN: 

 

NCLEX-RN Licensure Pass Rates

Expected Level of Achievement:  The nursing program strives to maintain a NCLEX-RN pass rate > 80% and above the national rate. 

  • July 2016 to June 2017: 92.4%  /  National Rate:  81.68%
  • July 2017 to June 2018: 86.4%  /  National Rate:  84.24%
  • July 2018 to June 2019: 86.5%  /  National Rate:  85.11%

We are proud to announce that the May 2019 Graduates have completed their state board exam and have a 100% pass rate!!!  

 

Employment Rates

Expected Level of Achievement: 80% of graduates will report finding employment as an RN within one year of graduation:

  • 2016 to 2017: 82%
  • Fall 2017 graduates:  55% of graduates had employment in nursing in first 6 months
  • Spring 2018 graduates:  
  • Fall 2018 graduates: 
  • Spring 2019 graduates:

Graduates are working as RNs in the acute care hospital setting, in long term care centers, in urgent cares, in outpatient surgical centers, in dialysis centers, for home health care agencies, in hospice management, and as school district nurses.

 

Continuing Education Rates

Expected Level of Achievement: 50% of graduates will enroll in a BSN (or MSN) program within one year of graduation:

  • 2016 to 2017: 40% of graduates had enrolled in a BSN program within one year of graduation
  • Fall 2017 graduates:  35% of graduates had enrolled in a BSN program within 6 months of graduation
  • Spring 2018 graduates:  33% of graduates had enrolled in a BSN program by Fall 2018 after graduation
  • Fall 2018 graduates:  20% of graduates were already enrolled in a "dual enrollment" or  "jumpstart" program, working on courses towards their BSN upon graduation from Cerritos.  
  • Spring 2019 graduates: 25% of graduates were already enrolled in a "dual enrollment" or "jumpstart" program, working on courses towards their BSN upon graduation from Cerritos.  

 

Cerritos College Nursing Program maintains partnerships with CSULA, CSUF, CSULB, and CSUDH to allow students to start on their BSN degree while enrolled at Cerritos.  

National University is now on campus! Once a nursing student has completed their first semester, they can apply to National University to begin on their BSN coursework as well, at a discounted rate.  This partnership allows a student to work on both their AA and their BSN at the same time.  Upon graduating Cerritos with their AA, and upon completing the NCLEX-RN exam, the student can stay on campus and complete their BSN with National University within 8-12 months.  

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Last Update: 10/21/2019