Pierce College Associate Degree in Nursing Program Student Achievement Data with Expected Levels of Achievement (ELA)

Graduate Success on Licensure (NCLEX-RN) exam:

The program’s most recent annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test takers during the same 12-month period.

Year National Average Pierce College
2016 81.68% 100%
2017 84% 100%
2018 88% 100%
2019 89% YTD 93%

Students’ Completion of the Program

Program completion rates will be greater than 85% within 150% of the stated nursing program length, LPN-RN (ELA)

Year Disaggregated Aggregate Total (PRN)
Fall 2015 LPN-RN: 100% (30/30)
T-ADN: 72% (21/28) 
 88% (51/58)
Fall 2016 LPN-RN: 70% (7/10)
T-ADN: 94% (28/29)
90% (35/39)
Fall 2017 LPN-RN 100% (9/9)
T-ADN 91% (29/32)
93% (to date) (38/41)
Fall 2018 LPN-RN None
T-ADN None
N/A

Job Placement

80% of students seeking employment are employed as entry level RNs within 6-12 months of graduation (ELA).

Year Percent of Students
2016 cohort 87% (4 unknown)
2017 cohort 82% (5 unknown)
2018 cohort  97% (1 unknown)
2019 cohort 93% (28/30)