Program Outcomes

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Onondaga Community College’s Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), located at 3343 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. Contact information: 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.

Mission Statement

The Nursing Department at Onondaga Community College is committed to empowering students to explore, discover and transform themselves into safe, competent, high-quality nursing professionals needed to care for the global community.

Program Outcomes

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) requires that accredited nursing programs have an identified plan for systematic program evaluation and assessment of educational outcomes for educational effectiveness. The following is a list of the required outcomes and their definitions for the Onondaga Community College Department of Nursing program:

  1. It is the expectation of the Department of Nursing that licensure exam pass rates for first time writers will be at or above the national mean 100% of the time. 

    Licensure exam pass rates for 2017: 

    Onondaga Nursing Program 95.56% 

    New York State Average 85.01% 

    National Average 87.12% 

  2. It is the expectation of the Department of Nursing that at least 50% of an entering cohort will complete the program within three years of matriculation in nursing.


    Onondaga Completion Rates for 2015-2016: 51.2%

  3. It is the expectation of the Department of Nursing that at least 80% of graduates responding to surveys indicate satisfaction or above with overall education obtained through the nursing program. 

    Onondaga Nursing Program Graduate Satisfaction Rate for 2015-2016: 91.7%

  4. It is the expectation of the Department of Nursing that at least 80% of employers responding to surveys to the graduate survey are employed or engaged in ongoing education in the field.  

    Onondaga Nursing Program Employer Satisfaction Rate for 2015-2016: 100%

  5. It is the expectation of the Department of Nursing that at least 80% of graduates responding to the graduate survey are employed or engaged in ongoing education in the field. 

    Onondaga Nursing Program Employment Rate 2015-2016: 91.6% graduatesare employed or engaged in ongoing education in the field.