Program Outcomes

The student who successfully completes the Jackson State Community College nursing program will demonstrate four core competencies of nursing related to the nurse’s role as a provider of care, communicator/teacher, manager of care, and member of the professional discipline.  

The expected levels of achievement for program outcomes relating to graduation rate, licensure pass rate, job placement, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction are as follows:

  1. Licensure exam pass rate is greater than 80% annually for all first-time NCLEX-RN examinees.
  2. Program completion rate is at least 50% of enrolled students complete the program within 150% of the intended curriculum length (which is 3 years for those enrolling in the traditional curriculum and 5 semesters for those enrolling in the LPN-RN advanced placement option).
  3. Job placement rate is at least 90% of program graduates (who seek employment) are employed in a nursing position within one year of graduation.
NCLEX-RN Licensure Pass Rate
Year National Average
Pass Rate
JSCC Graduate
Pass Rate
2015 85% 96%
2016 85% 100%
2017 84% 100%
Program Completion Rate
Admission Year Graduation Rate
Admitted Fall 2011  - Summer 2012

(graduated Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

Admitted Fall 2012  - Summer 2013

(graduated Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

Admitted Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

(graduated Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

Job Placement, Graduate and Employer Satisfaction Rates
Year Job Placement Graduate Satisfaction Employer Satisfaction
2015 100% 100% 97%
2016 99% 97% 97%

*Rates rounded to nearest whole number