Program Outcomes and Success Measures

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

To provide safe, competent and patient-centered care, our graduates will exhibit:


Integrate relevant theoretical and practical knowledge

Clinical Judgement

Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making


Integrate principles of diversity, holism, stewardship, dignity, and respect to reflect an environment of caring

Teamwork and Inter-Professional Collaboration

Model open communication, mutual respect and shared decision making


Demonstrate personal accountability, ethical practices and continuing competence in nursing

Patient Safety

Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both clinical system effectiveness and individual performance

NCLEX Pass Rates

Year National Average Clark College
2018 85% 87%
2019 85% 88%
2020 83% 91.4%

 (Source: WA DOH & NCSBN)

 Expected Level of Achievement: NCLEX-RN pass rates will be at or above the national rate

Program Completion Rate

Percent of students completing within 150% of program length

Year % of Students
2017 92%
2018 94%
2019 88%

Expected Level of Achievement: Program Completion Rate will be at or above 85%

Graduate Employment Rate

85% of graduates will be employed in a nursing position within one year of graduation.

Year % Employed
2016-2017 85%
2017-2018 85%
2018-2019 82%

Expected Level of Achievement: 85% of graduates will be employed in a nursing position within one year of graduation.  Based on the Washington State Employment Database.