St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

Student Outcomes

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Retention Rates

2 Year Weekday Program 81%
3 Year Weekday Program NA
3 Year Eve/Weekend Program 80%

Completion Rates

2 Year Weekday Program 75.3%

3 Year Weekday Program 100%
3 Year Eve/Weekend Program 91.7%

(The 3 Year programs 150% graduation statistics start when students begin the nursing sequence per ACEN Standards)

Transfer Out Rates for the Dual Degree (1+2+1) Program to Year 4

2013 Cohort 82.4%
2012 Cohort 95.5%
2011 Cohort 66%

Recent Graduates

82 (July 2019 through June 2020)

Employment Rate

100% (Available data as of May 2020)

(if seeking within one year after graduation)

NCLEX Pass Rate

95% (Passed on first attempt - Available data as of October 23, 2020)

(Degrees Conferred from 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020)

Student Diversity

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. The College ensures educational opportunity, employment and access to services, programs and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction. For complete reporting of our student diversity by gender/ethnicity, view our student diversity document

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program of study, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). As a novice nurse, the graduate is prepared to provide care to clients who can be defined as an individual, a family, or a community, depending upon the setting. In this role, the graduate will:

  • Demonstrate Franciscan values and active citizenship in the provision of holistic patient - centered care to a diverse population.
  • Demonstrate core professional values through the utilization of the nursing process and effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • Incorporate evidence - based practice in the delivery of optimal healthcare.
  • Apply the principle of quality improvement to promote optimal patient outcomes.
  • Apply critical thinking skills through the provision of safe competent care for a client with complex health needs.
  • Practice effective utilization of resources, including time, information, technology and equipment to support decision making.

Program Outcomes

The College of Nursing expects that each graduate will have the ability to achieve the program outcomes as defined by the administration and faculty

  • Graduates will demonstrate at least 85% pass rate for all first time NCLEX test takers during the same 12 month period.
  • The cohort graduation rate will be 66% or greater within six semesters.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of graduates will secure a job in nursing within 12 months of graduation.
  • Ninety-five percent (95%) of graduates actively seeking a position in nursing will secure a position within 12 months of graduation.
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