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RN Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Registered Nursing program at Snow College will demonstrate that they:

1.      Apply advanced principles from the biological and behavioral sciences and nursing theory to determine                   nursing actions for individuals and their families in a variety of health care settings.

2.      Participate as a member of a nursing team assigned to complete patient assessments, including planning,               implementation, and evaluation of nursing care to assist clients of all ages to meet their functional needs.

3.      Safely implement evidence-based psychomotor skills within the RN scope of practice.

4.      Use effective communication skills with clients, family members, and health team members.

5.      Provide health education for individuals, families, and peers within the RN scope of practice.

6.      Demonstrate concern for sociocultural and spiritual values when interacting with clients and health team                 members in a variety of settings.

7.      Display responsibility and accountability for his/her nursing care utilizing ethical and legal principles within               the RN scope of practice.

8.      Select appropriate goals for continued self-growth and vocational mobility to achieve his/her full potential.

9.      Provide service to classmates, clients, families, community, and health team members.

10.    Display leadership abilities through application of management principles, critical thinking, delegation, and               prioritization of care within the RN scope of practice.



Program outcomes are developed as performance indicators to provide evidence that the PN-RN program is meeting the mission and goals established by the nursing program. The Program outcomes are measured by NCLEX pass rates, program completion, job placement rates, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction. The PN-RN program utilizes the ACEN Standards and Criteria (2013 edition) to demonstrate evidence of achievement in meeting the program outcomes.

The program outcomes include the following:

Outcome 1: The Snow College NCLEX-RN pass rates for the PN-RN program will meet or exceed 80% for all first-time test-takers.

Outcome 2: A minimum of 80 percent of students will graduate from the Snow College PN-RN program 1½ times the length of the program.

Outcome 3:  At least 80% of program graduates will be employed within six to twelve months after graduation.