Nursing Graduate & Program Outcomes

RN Licensure Rates:
  • Over the past three years (2011-2013), 88.51% of our graduates have passed the RN licensure exam on the first try.
  • Over the history of the program, 98.02% of our 1,515 program graduates have met their goal of achieving RN licensure (including first time and repeat testing attempts)
Graduation (Retention) Rate:
Over the past three years (2011-2013), 88.69% of the students who entered our nursing program graduated within three years.
Job Placement Rate:
Over the past three years (2011-2013), 100% of our licensed graduates who seek a nursing position have secured an RN job in 6 to 12 months following graduation
Satisfaction Measures:
  • Our graduates rate their overall satisfaction with the nursing program as 4.82 on a 5.0 scale, with 5.0 = “Very Satisfied” (3-year average, 2011 – 2013).
  • 98% of our 2014 nursing graduates (51 out of 52) responded that they would recommend Hesston College to others, resulting in a Net Promoter Score of 96%.
  • 100% of employers surveyed stated that the competencies of our 2013 nursing graduates met their overall expectations.
  • 100% of employers surveyed stated that they were overall “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied” with our 2013 nursing graduates.
Graduate Competencies:
Employers of our 2013 Hesston College RN graduates rated their satisfaction with our graduates’ skills and abilities as follows: (5.0 = the highest satisfaction rating )
  • 4.80 – Providing safe, holistic nursing care with clinical competence and accountability
  • 4.67 – Demonstrating critical thinking when making decisions and establishing priorities
  • 4.47 – Communicating and collaborating effectively
  • 4.67 – Effectively coordinating care for a group of clients
  • 4.87 – Practicing within the ethical and legal framework of nursing
  • 4.93 – Readily adapting to new technology, including EMRs
  • 5.00 – Demonstrating commitment to the nursing profession, ongoing learning, and self development