AAS Student Learning and Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes and Role Specific Graduate Competencies:

Students who complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science with a major in Nursing will be expected to:

  1. Provide client centered care promoting therapeutic relationships, caring behaviors, and self-determination across the lifespan for diverse populations.
  2. Practice safe nursing care that minimizes risk of harm across systems and client populations.
  3. Demonstrate nursing judgment through the use of clinical reasoning, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality care.
  4. Practice professional behaviors that encompass the legal/ethical framework while incorporating self-reflection, leadership and a commitment to recognize the value of life-long learning.
  5. Manage client care through quality improvement processes, information technology, and fiscal responsibility to meet client needs and support organizational outcomes.
  6. Demonstrate principles of collaborative practice within the nursing and healthcare teams fostering mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve stated outcomes of care.

Percentage Passing NCLEX-RN

ELA: Annually, 80% of First-Time testers will pass their NCLEX-RN exam during the same 12-month period, aggregated for the program

YearLaurel Ridge First Time Tester Pass RateVirginia First Time Tester Pass RateNational Associate Degree, First Time Tester Pass Rate
3-Year Aggregate: 79.3%

Program completion rates

Students who complete the program within 150% of the program length.

Year of fall admission Overall program

Students who complete the program within 100% of the program length.

Year of fall admission Overall program