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Nursing

First Level Nursing Program

 

Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Practical Nursing program

 

Pre-requisites prior to admission into the nursing program.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Course Credits

Lecture Credits

Lab Credits

FIRST LEVEL

 

 

 

 

FALL SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

NURS 210

Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

9

3

6

NURS 211

Professionalism in Nursing I

1

1

 

NURS 212

Pathophysiology

3

3

 

TOTAL

 

13

7

6

SPRING SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

NURS 220

Health and Illness I

10

4

6

PHRM 203

General Pharmacology

3

3

 

TOTAL

 

13

7

6

SUMMER SEMESTER

 

 

 

 

NURS 230

Clinical Immersion I

4

1

3

TOTAL

 

30

15

15

EXIT FOR LICENSURE AS LPN

 

 

 

Licensure Pass Rates

One way to identify a successful nursing program is by its first-time pass rates on state board exams (NCLEX). This is the percentage of graduates that pass the state boards on their first try. Kauai Community College students have scored at a high level and in 2000 exceeded the state averages and met national averages. The passing average recently dropped in 2007 and because of this the program instituted assessment testing throughout the curriculum. Through detailed assessments and NCLEX review, the pass rates did improve. Please note that some of the LPN graduates elect to continue in the RN program and do not take the LPN Board exam so the numbers below only reflect the graduates taking the exam. All statistics are noted for first attempt.

Pass rates for 2010-2011 State Boards (NCLEX)

RN

LPN

82.8% (National average 82.7%; 24 of 29 graduates passed on first try)
92% (12 of 13 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2009-2010 State Boards (NCLEX)

RN LPN

82.4% (National average 84%; 14 of 17 graduates passed on first try)
89% (16 of 18 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2008-09 State Boards (NCLEX)

RN

LPN

88% (National average 81%; 21 of 24 graduates passed on first try)
100% (10 of 10 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2007-08 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
95% (National average 86%; 19 of 20 graduates passed on first try)
92% (24 of 26 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2006-07 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
74% (National average 83%; 20 of 27 graduates passed on first try)
100% (14 of 14 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2005-06 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
94% (National average 88%; 15 of 16 graduates passed on first try)
81% (13 of 16 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2004-05 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
89% ( National average 87.3%;16 of 18 graduates passed on first try)
100% (10 of 10 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2003-04 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
88% (National average 85.3%;14 of 16 graduates passed on first try)
100% (21 of 21 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2002-03 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
92% (National average 87%;11 of 12 graduates passed on first attempt)
100% (14 of 14 graduates taking the exam)
Pass rates for 2001-02 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
77% (National average 86.7%;13 of 17 graduates on first attempt)
94% (17 of 18 on first attempt
Pass Rates for 2000-01 State Boards (NCLEX)
RN
LPN
67% (National average 85.3%;8 of 12 graduates on first attempt)
94% (15 of 16 on first attempt)

 


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