Nursing (Associate of Applied Science)

Program Outcomes and Success Measures

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Program Outcome 1

NCLEX-RN pass rate of 80% on all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.

Graduate YearNational NCLEX-RN Pass Rate Average for Associate DegreeVirginia Western Total ProgramVirginia Western Traditional AASVirginia Western LPN to AAS
201784.24%98.18%98.07%100%
201885.11%92.98%92.16%100%
201985.17%89.23%88.14%100%
202082.80%79.66%81.81%73.33%
202178.78%78.00%78.00%N/A

Program Outcome 2

On-time program completion rate of 65% within three years of each student’s admission.

Graduate YearTimelineVirginia Western Total ProgramVirginia Western Traditional AASVirginia Western LPN to AAS
20172015-201852.90%52.10%57.10%
20182016-201969.20%66.70%100%
20192017-202069.90%66.70%100%

Program Outcome 2 Revised: On-time program completion rate of at least 55% following nursing program matriculation (4 semesters).

Graduate YearTimelineVirginia Western Total ProgramVirginia Western Traditional AASVirginia Western LPN to AAS
20202018-202085.71%81.00%100%
20212019-202174.00%74.00%N/A

Program Outcome 3

90% of graduates seeking employment will acquire nursing jobs as RNs within 6 months of graduation

Graduate Year% of Total Graduates Employed as RNs
201798.18%
201898.24%
201995.38%

Program Outcome 3 Revised: 90% of graduates seeking employment will acquire nursing jobs as RNs within 12 months of graduation.

Graduate Year% of Total Graduates Employed as RNs
202090.00%
2021TBA

Data Sources

  1. Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON)
    https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/PublicResources/EducationPrograms/
  2. National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
    https://www.ncsbn.org/Table_of_Pass_Rates_2017.pdf
    https://www.ncsbn.org/Table_of_Pass_Rates_2018.pdf
    https://www.ncsbn.org/Table_of_Pass_Rates_2019_Q4.pdf
    https://www.ncsbn.org/Table_of_Pass_Rates_2020_Q4.pdf
    Table_of_Pass_Rates_2021_Q4.pdf (ncsbn.org)
  3. VWCC AAS Nursing Completion Rates: IE reports dated 8/8/2018, 8/12/2019, 6/1/2020, 10/12/2021
  4. *AAS Nursing Program Graduate Survey (employment) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020-
    *Note: Graduate self-reported data and not verified by independent agency.

Updated: February 18, 2022

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Lauren Hayward
Director of Nursing

A.A.S. in Nursing – Northern Virginia Community College, 1999
B.S. in Nursing – George Mason University, 2010
M.S. in Adult Learning & Human Development – Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S. in Nursing – Western Governor’s University, 2016
CNE, Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing, June 2017

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Martha Sullivan, Dean