Nursing - What You'll Learn

Seattle Central's Seattle Central College Associate in Nursing (AN–DTA/MRP) program includes general education courses, nursing theory, lab and clinical practice courses. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) examination and apply for a license as a registered nurse (RN).

Nursing Learning Outcomes

  1. Human Flourishing – Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.
  2. Nursing Judgment – Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context.
  3. Professional Identity – Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practice, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.
  4. Spirit of Inquiry – Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.

CDN Graduate Pass Rate on NCLEX Licensing Exam (Aggregated Data)

Expected Level of Achievement Year Licensure Examination Pass Rate National Mean ADN Programs
The first time NCLEX exam pass rate is at or above the national mean pass rate and meets the expected pass rate of Washington State which is 80%. 2018 86.36%
(38/44)
85.1%
2019 95.83%
(46/48)
85.2%
2020 80.14%
(113/141)
82.8%

SCDN Graduate Pass Rate on NCLEX Licensing Exam by Graduating Cohort (Disaggregated Data)

Expected Level of Achievement Year Licensure Examination Pass Rate
June Graduates
Licensure Examination Pass Rate
August Graduates
National Mean ADN Programs
The first time NCLEX exam pass rate is at or above the national mean pass rate and meets the expected pass rate of Washington State which is 80%. 2018 15/16
94%
21/25
84%
85.1%
2019 45/49
92%
N/A 85.2%
2020 59/76
78%
55/65
85%
82.8%

SCDN Students Completing Program (Disaggregated Data)

Expected Level of Achievement Date of Completion Program Completion Percentage (Students Graduated/Students Admitted)
80% of students admitted to SCC’s Nursing Program will complete the program within nine quarters of prescribed time. 2019
June
91%
(49/54)
2020
June
92%
(77/84)
2020
August
94%
(65/69)
2021
June
90%
(77/86)
2021 August 96%
(27/28)

SCDN Graduate Job Placement Summary Post Graduate Survey Results

Expected Level of Achievement Year Total Number of Graduates1 Total Number of Graduates Responding2 Response Rate Job Placement Rate (N3/N2)
N3 = Job Acquired
80% of licensed graduates in a given class who desire nursing employment are employed in a nursing position or pursuing additional education within 6 months of graduation as documented through the Graduate Follow-up Survey. June
2020
N1=75 N2=36 48%
(36/75)
83%
(30/36)
August
2020
N1=63 N2=28 44%
(28/63)
71%
(20/28)
Note: Timeframe for all data is January 1st to December 31st.
*View pass rates for all Washington State Nursing Programs.

Course Planning

Learn more about course planning for the Nursing program.