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Program Outcomes

Completion Rate

Completion, or Graduation, Rate is defined as the percentage of students who graduate within a defined period of time. Completion or Graduation Rate data is provided in compliance with reporting requirements of the Student Right-to-Know Act (1990) and the Higher Education Act, amended (2008) (HEA), as well as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

For HEA, the Completion (Graduation) Rate is defined as the number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduate students in a particular year (cohort) who complete their program within a time period equal to one and a half times (150%) the normal period of time. At Graham Hospital School of Nursing, the normal time to completion is six (6) semesters, with 150% being nine (9) semesters.

For the Class of 2019 (cohort entering August 2016), 1 (100% of 1) full-time, first-time student graduated within 150% of the normal period of time. Eleven (11) or 100% of 11 students in the Class of 2019 graduated.

For the Class of 2020 (cohort entering August 2017), there were no full-time, first-time students. Twelve (12) or 100% of 12 students in the Class of 2020 graduated.

For the Class of 2021 (cohort entering August 2018), there were no full-time, first-time students. Eleven (11) or 84.6% of 13 students in the Class of 2021 graduated.

For ACEN, the Complete Rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program in no more of 150% of the stated nursing program length, beginning with enrollment on the first day of the first required nursing course and ending with completion of the courses required for conferral of the certificate, diploma, or degree. At Graham Hospital School of Nursing, the normal time to completion is six (6) semesters, with 150% being nine (9) semesters.

For the Class of 2018 (cohort entering August 2015), 4 (44.4% of 9 students) graduated within 150% of the normal time of completion, or nine semesters.

For the Class of 2019 (cohort entering August 2016), 11 (84.6% of 13 students) graduated within 150% of the normal time of completion, or nine semesters.

Class of 2020 (cohort entering August 2017): Pending.

Class of 2021 (cohort entering August 2018): Pending.

Note: Effective March 2021, the ACEN definition of Completion Rate was revised to the number of students who complete the program of study on time (in no more than of 100% of the stated nursing program length), beginning with enrollment on the first day of the first required nursing course and ending with completion of the courses required for conferral of the certificate, diploma, or degree. Beginning with the Class of 2022 (cohort entering August 2019), on-time completers will be reported.

Licensure Test

The NCLEX-RN pass rate for the Class of 2018 was 100%.
The NCLEX-RN pass rate for the Class of 2019 was 100%.
The NCLEX-RN pass rate for the Class of 2020 was 73%.
The state average NCLEX-RN pass rate for first-time test-takers in 2020 was 88% and the national average 87%.