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 three year mean NCLEX score for graduates taking the examination for the first time are required to be above the national mean for the same three year period.

The 2016 Expected Level of Achievement based on the three year national mean for the time period between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 was:

           80.98% - All Associate Degree Programs

           83.62% - All Nursing Programs

           85.58% - OCC's three year mean for this  same period


Completion of the Nursing Program

The following data reflects the number of students who graduated the OCC School of Nursing Program within 6 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 2016


   not applicable


Spring 2017




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%

May 2015 Graduates

January 2015 Graduates

87% employed

89% employed