Associate of Science in Nursing Degree and Practical Nursing Diploma

South Central College is proud to share the Nursing Program Outcomes with our present and future students, faculty, and the community. Four program outcomes are measured by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Minnesota Board of Nursing. These outcomes are measured by semester, quarterly, and annually to show continual assessment and improvement in the nursing programs at South Central College.

Licensure Pass Rates
The NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN pass rate is the percent of graduates who pass the National Council Licensure Examination-RN on their first attempt.

NCLEX-RN

  • 2014 Pass Rate: 67.35%
  • 2015 Pass Rate: 83.02%
  • 2016 Pass Rate: 80%
  • 2017 Pass Rate: 100% 3rd Quarter

NCLEX-PN

  • 2014 Pass Rate: 55.56%
  • 2015 Pass Rate: 61.54%
  • 2016 Pass Rate: 90%
  • 2017 Pass Rate: 90% 3rd Quarter

Program Completion Rates
The graduate completion rate is the percent of students completing the nursing program within the following timeframes: In no more than six semesters for the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree and in no more than three semesters for the Practical Nursing Diploma programs.

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree

  • 2014 Completion Rate: 83%
  • 2015 Completion Rate: 73%
  • 2016 Completion Rate: 80%
  • 2017 Completion Rate: 91% Spring 2017

Practical Nursing Diploma

  • 2014 Completion Rate: 100%
  • 2015 Completion Rate: 100%
  • 2016 Completion Rate: 92.3%
  • 2017 Completion Rate: 100%  

Job Placement Rates
The job placement rate is the percent of Associate of Science in nursing graduates who find employment as an RN within 6-12 months of graduation and the percent of Practical Nursing graduates who find employment as an LPN within 6-12 months of graduation.

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree

  • 2013/2014 Job Placement Rate: 90%
  • 2014/2015 Job Placement Rate: 96%
  • 2015/2016 Job Placement Rate: To be determined

Practical Nursing Diploma

  • 2013/2014 Job Placement Rate: 79%
  • 2014/2015 Job Placement Rate: 88%
  • 2015/2016 Job Placement Rate: To be determined