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 or equal to the national mean (average)  for first-time NCLEX-RN examinees annually.
  2. Program completion rate is at least 60% 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 Career Mobility Option.
  3. Job placement rate is at least 90% of program graduates (who respond to the survey and are seeking employment) are employed in a nursing position within one year of graduation.
  4. Graduate satisfaction is at least 90% of program graduates (who respond to the survey and are seeking employment) report satisfaction with their preparation to fulfill each of the role-specific competencies within one year of graduation.
  5. Employer satisfaction is at least 90% of employers of program graduates (who respond to the survey)report satisfaction with the new graduate’s preparation to fulfill role-specific competencies within one year after graduation.
NCLEX-RN Licensure Pass Rate
Year National Average
Pass Rate
JSCC Graduate
Pass Rate
2012 90% 94%
2013 83% 90%
2014 82% 96%
2015 85% 96%
2016 85% 100%
207 84% 100%
Program Completion Rate
Admission Year Graduation Rate
Admitted Fall 2009 – Summer 2010

(graduated Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

77%
Admitted Fall 2010 – Summer 2011

(graduated Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

77%
Admitted Fall 2011  - Summer 2012

(graduated Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

73%
Admitted Fall 2012  - Summer 2013

(graduated Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

64%
Admitted Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

(graduated Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

70%
Job Placement, Graduate and Employer Satisfaction Rates
Year Job Placement Graduate Satisfaction Employer Satisfaction
2012 97% 99% 94%
2013 95% 99% 92%
2014 92% 100% 98%
2015 100% 100% 97%
2016 99% 97% 97%

*Rates rounded to nearest whole number