School of Nursing Student Achievement Outcome Data

Completion of the National Licensure Examination

Graduates of Ocean County College (OCC) School of Nursing are required to pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to practice as a Registered Nurse. OCC School of Nursing prepares graduates to take this examination upon completion of the program.

To maintain accreditation, OCC's NCLEX score for graduates taking the examination for the first time are required to be above the national mean.

The 2017 Expected Level of Achievement based on the national mean for the time period between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 was:

           84.24% - All Associate Degree Programs

           87.11% - All Nursing Programs

           89.92% - OCC's score


Completion of the Nursing Program

The following data reflects the number of students who graduated the OCC School of Nursing Program within six semesters (150% of the allotted time) beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course. The expected level of achievement is 65%.


Traditional Nursing Program

Hybrid (on site on line) Program

Total of all Programs

Fall 2017


   not applicable


Spring 2018




Graduates Obtaining a Job

Job placement rates are obtained from an Alumni Survey which is conducted 12 months following graduation from the nursing program. The expected level of achievement is 80%

Spring 2016 Graduates

Fall 2016 Graduates

88.89% employed

100% employed