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									        University of Alaska Anchorage
              School of Nursing
           Baccalaureate Program

              Educational Effectiveness

                  Assessment 2006-2007




          Prepared by Gail Holtzman, MSN, CCRN
                    Associate Professor
               Chair, Baccalaureate Program

              Reviewed by BS Faculty March 2007




Dr. Jean Ballantyne of the School of Nursing: June 15, 2007
      The Office of Academic Affairs: June 15, 2007




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                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction ______________________________________________________________________ 3

Program Objectives ________________________________________________________________ 5

Assessment Tools _________________________________________________________________ 11

Assessment Implementation & Analysis for Program Improvement _________________________ 12
       General Implementation Strategy ______________________________________________________________ 12
       Method of Data Analysis and Formulation of Recommendations for Program Improvement ________________ 12
       Modification of the Assessment Plan ___________________________________________________________ 12
Appendix A: School Records _______________________________________________________ 13

Appendix B: NCLEX-RN Pass Reports _ Error! Bookmark not defined.Error! Bookmark not defined.

Appendix C: NLN Critical Thinking in Clinical PracticeError! Bookmark not defined.Error! Bookmark not
defined.
Appendix D: BS Nursing Graduate Survey_____________________________________________18
Appendix E: BS Nursing Employer Survey_____________________________________________23
Appendix F: NS411 Clinical Evaluation Tool___________________________________________28
Appendix E: NS416 Clinical Evaluation Tool___________________________________________31
Outcomes Assessment _______________________________________________________________34
Outcomes Assessment Table__________________________________________________________35
Program Improvement Recommendations based on Assessment______________________________37




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                                                  INTRODUCTION
The baccalaureate program in nursing science (BS in Nursing Science) was initiated at the former Alaska
Methodist University (AMU) (now Alaska Pacific University) in 1968. When financial difficulties forced the
closure of AMU in 1976, the Baccalaureate Nursing Program was transferred to the Anchorage Senior College.
With the addition of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Anchorage Senior College was able to offer its first
lower division course work and to double the size of its faculty. Continuously approved by the Alaska Board of
Nursing since just prior to the graduation of its first class, the Baccalaureate Nursing Program achieved initial
accreditation by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in 1976. Accreditation has been renewed for the
maximum allowable period of eight years, three times since, most recently in spring 2002. The next scheduled
NLN site visit to the program will occur in spring 2008.

At UAA, the Baccalaureate Nursing Program was initially located in the College of Nursing, which became the
College of Nursing & Health Sciences in 1981 and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences in 1991.
Originally located in space now occupied by the Department of Public Affairs and the UAA Library, the
program moved to its current location in the Professional Studies Building in fall 1994.
Currently students are admitted twice per year for trimester study with cohorts of 40 students beginning the
Nursing sequence in August, January and May of each year for the basic option At present students have been
admitted for cohorts beginning in 2 years and there are over 500 pre-nursing majors in the pipeline.

UAA School of Nursing also offers an RN-BS option for those registered nurses who have graduated from
either a diploma or associate program, are licensed and wish to obtain a baccalaureate degree. At any given
time there are 20-40 students pursuing this option. After completion of the same pre-requisites as the basic
students, RN students enter the clinical major by taking a combination of courses designed to meet specific
needs based on their previous education and general courses with basic students such as Nursing Research and
Health II. Beginning in Fall 2006, all of the courses needed by these students will be offered as an on-line
format to meet their needs for a more flexible format that allows them to continue in their current jobs.

OUTCOME BEHAVIORS OF BACCALAUREATE GRADUATES

Upon completion of the baccalaureate nursing program graduates will be able to perform effectively as a
professional nurse. The graduate will utilize critical thinking skills and the nursing process to provide
individuals, families, groups, and communities with the opportunity to meet varied and changing health care
needs and to continue responsibility for professional and personal growth. More specifically, the graduate will:

     1.    apply principles derived from nursing science and related disciplines.
     2.    independently utilize intellectual, interpersonal, and technical abilities and skills in formulating
           nursing diagnoses and in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
     3.    diagnose responses of client systems to real and perceived threats to health status and implement
           activities designed to promote prevention, health maintenance, health promotion, health protection,
           health restoration, and rehabilitation.
     4.    integrate consideration of sociocultural diversity into nursing care.
     5.    provide health education as an integral part of all nursing care.
     6.    demonstrate leadership in support of optimal health care standards and goals.
     7.    collaborate with client systems and other health care providers to facilitate accomplishment of
           prevention, health maintenance, health promotion, health protection, health restoration, and
           rehabilitation goals of the client system.
     8.    utilize principles of management to function effectively as a member of the nursing and health care
           team.
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     9.    enhance the quality of nursing care by evaluating existing research, identifying researchable
           problems, participating in research activities, and applying research outcomes.
     10.   describe, evaluate, and assist in the development of evolving and expanding nursing roles that are
           responsive to the changing needs of clients.
     11.   collaborate with health care providers and client groups in processes which are necessary to effect
           positive change in health care services and systems.
     12.   support and participate in professional organizations which define, maintain, and develop quality
           health care standards.
     13.   demonstrate professional accountability and responsibility by recognizing and defining the ongoing
           limits of competency of self and others in the health care setting.
     14.   seek opportunities for continuing development of professional potential and expansion of one's own
           competency base.
     15.   communicate and demonstrate the basis of one's competency in a manner that will enhance the
           potentials of coworkers and colleagues.
     16.   utilize the potential of life experiences to enrich one's own continuing development as an individual
           and as a responsible, contributing member of society.

Baccalaureate students must meet General University and the General Education Requirements for
Baccalaureate Degrees from UAA. Forty-four credits of support courses for the Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Science with a grade of “C” must be met prior to the clinical nursing courses. These include GER courses as
well as specific courses in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biomedical ethics, life span
development and nutrition. Sixty-three credits are required in the Nursing Science Major which also includes a
nursing elective. The RN-BS track allows for 2 nursing electives with an option for one to be outside of nursing
and one to be waived with current specialty nursing certification. RN-BS students may also be given credit for
27 credits obtained in their previous nursing courses with the submission of a request to do so and payment of
fees to post these credits.

The Systematic Evaluation Plan for the BS Nursing Program was originally developed in the 1990s and has
been continually revised at yearly meetings (See minutes of Baccalaureate Program and Curriculum meetings).
The current evaluation plan is primarily developed to coincide with the NLNAC (National League for Nursing
Accreditation Commission) Criteria for Accreditation of Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs. Discussion
is ongoing about the plan and various sections of the plan with collected data are reviewed at scheduled times
during the academic year. At the completion of each academic year, in the spring, faculty meet to discuss in
detail and make changes to an identified area of the plan. The plan as a whole was last approved/reviewed in
March 2007 (see Baccalaureate Program minutes). At this same meeting, the Program Objectives were
reviewed and thought to be too cumbersome, difficult to measure and too many in number. The faculty worked
on new objectives and these should be approved at the next meeting in July 2007 for inclusion in the program in
Fall 2007. The next program review will use these new objectives.




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                                   Program Objectives and Outcomes
The Baccalaureate Nursing Program annually assesses its educational effectiveness using the four indicators
mandated by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); these include graduation
rates, licensure pass rates, employment rates and patterns, and student satisfaction. Faculty also regularly
assesses students’ abilities in crucial thinking, communication skills and therapeutic nursing interventions using
both formative and summative means (through the use of nationally standardized examinations and
graduate/employer surveys).


According to the NLNAC accreditation criteria, data regarding the outcomes of graduation rates, licensure pass
rates, employment rates and patterns, and student satisfaction must be gathered, analyzed, and over time,
aggregated and trended; further achievement of accreditation requires evidence of use of the results of the
outcomes assessment for program decision making.
The Baccalaureate Nursing Program has established benchmark targets for each of the outcomes measured.
Evaluation data for the academic year 2006-2007 are presented in Table 1A. Results of the survey for the 1 & 2
year post graduation were aggregated due to the low return rate. Of a total of 200 surveys mailed to graduates,
only 16 were returned for a 5% return rate. Of the employer survey, only 12 were returned.
                                                       Table 1A
            Outcome                           Tool                         Benchmark                       2006-2007
   Graduation Rates                  School of Nursing          80% of undergraduate             Benchmark met
   (NLNAC)                           Records                      students who enter the              August 06 – 39/40
                                                                  baccalaureate clinical                  (97.5%)
                                                                  sequence graduate within
                                                                  eight clinical semesters.           Dec. 06 – 38/40
                                                                                                           (95%)
                                                                                                      May 07 – 38/39
                                                                                                          (97.4%)
                                                                                                 Average for 2006-
                                                                                                  2007 – 96.66
   NCLEX-RN Pass Rates               Reports from               85% of graduates achieve a       Benchmarks met
   (NLNAC)                           NLNAC                        passing score on                    May 06 – 77%/97%
                                                                  NCLEX-RN on the first
                                                                  attempt.                            Aug. 06 -89%/100%
                                                                                                      Dec. 06 –
                                                                                                           97%/100%
                                                                                            May 07 – not taken
                                                                95% of graduates achieve a
                                                                  passing score on         Average for 2006-
                                                                  NCLEX-RN on either the         2007 -
                                                                  first, second, or third        87.6%/99%
                                                                  attempt.




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       Outcome                           Tool                         Benchmark
Job Placement Rates             Student Survey             95% of basic graduates of        Benchmarks met
(NLNAC)                                                     BS program who wish to               May 06 – 100%
                                                            obtain employment do so
                                                            within one year of                   Aug. 06 – 100%
                                                            beginning to seek                    Dec.06 – 100%
                                                            employment.
                                                                                                 May 07 - 1005

                                                                                            Average for 2006-
                                                                                             2007 – 100%

                                                           90% of graduates of
                                                             RNBS graduates                12 of 18 students
                                                             describe change in               answered this
                                                             employment or change in          question
                                                             approach to continuing         75% changed
                                                             employment position              positions to new
                                                             consistent with the newly        positions requiring
                                                             acquired credential.             BS in Nursing
                                                                                            25% reported a
                                                                                              changed in
                                                                                              practice
Program Satisfaction            Student Survey             Average satisfaction ratings     The average score
(NLNAC)                                                     by graduates regarding            from graduates
                                Employer Survey
                                                            the quality and quantity          was 4.73 on a 6
                                At 1 & 2 years post-        of work they are capable          point Likert scale.
                                graduation                  of are 3.5 or higher              An average score
                                                            following graduation.             of 5.1 on a 6 point
                                                                                              Likert scale from
                                                                                              employers.
Critical Thinking               NCLEX Exam                 85% of basic graduates pass Benchmark met
                                                             NCLEX-RN on first           May 06 –77%
                                                             attempt
                                                                                         Aug.06 –89%
                                                                                                 Dec. 06 – 97%
                                                                                                 May 07 – not taken

                                                                                            Average for 2006-
                                                                                             2007 - 87.6%



                                NS416L Clinical                                             Benchmark met
                                                           95% of seniors performing
                                Evaluation
                                                             effectively on critical             May 06 – 100%
                                                             thinking components of
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                                                            clinical evaluation in the          Aug. 06 – 100%
                                                            clinical setting prior to           Dec. 06 – 100%
                                                            graduation in NS 416, as
                                                            evaluated by faculty                May 07 – 100%
                                                            liaison and clinical
                                                            preceptors



                                                                                           Benchmark met
                                                          Mean Score > or = to
                               NLN Critical                nationwide mean score                May 06 – 76.5
                               Thinking in                 (73.73) on overall critical
                               Clinical Nursing            thinking                             Aug. 06 – 75.7
                               Practice                                                         Dec. 06 – 75.11
                                                                                                May 07 – 73.65


                                                          Average ratings of               Benchmark met –
                               Employer Survey             graduates’ critical                5.1 average on a 6
                                                           thinking of 3.5 or higher          point Likert scale
                                                           by employers of                    although return
                                                           graduates                          very low

                               Student Survey             Average self-ratings of          Benchmark met –
                                                           post-graduate critical           4.48 average score
                                                           thinking abilities of 3.5        on a 6 point Likert
                                                           or higher.                       scale.
Communication Skills           NS411L Clinical            100% of graduating seniors       Benchmark met 3
                               Evaluations                  work effectively as a           out of 4 trimesters
                                                            member of a group                   May 06 – 100%
                                                            responsible for meeting
                                                            the health services needs           Aug. 06 – 100%
                                                            of individuals and                  Dec. 06 – 97%
                                                            aggregate clients as
                                                            evidenced by instructor             May 07 - 1005
                                                            evaluations in NS 411
                                                            projects                            Average – 99.25


                                                                                           Benchmark met
                                                          100% of graduating seniors            May 06 – 100%
                               NS416L Clinical              demonstrate the ability to
                               Evaluation                   document actions in                 Aug. 06 – 100%
                                                            writing as evidenced by             Dec. 06 – 100%
                                                            evaluations by NS 416
                                                                                                May 07 - 100%
                                                            faculty liaisons and
                                                            preceptors
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                               NLN Critical                Mean Score > or = to            Benchmark met
                               Thinking in                  nationwide mean score               May 06 – 75%
                               Clinical Nursing             (75%) on therapeutic
                               Practice                     communication                       Aug. 06 – 75%
                               Communication                                                    Dec. 06 – 75%
                               Subset
                                                                                                May 07 - 75%



                               Employer Survey                                             Benchmark met
                                                           Average ratings of 3 or
                                                            higher on communication             Average of 5.0 on 6
                                                            abilities items by                  point Likert scale
                                                            employers of graduates              although return
                                                                                                very low


                                                           Average self-ratings of 3 or Benchmark met
                               Student Survey
                                                            higher on communication
                                                            abilities                   Average of 4.94 on 6
                                                                                          point Likert scale.
Therapeutic Nursing            NS411L Clinical             100% of graduates receive       Benchmark met ¾
Interventions                  Evaluation                       individual grades of        trimesters
                                                                “PASS” on the selection         May 06 – 100%
                                                                and implementation of           Aug. 06 – 100%
                                                                appropriate therapeutic
                                                                interventions in the            Dec. 06 - 97%
                                                                nursing care of
                                                                aggregate populations.          May 07 – 100%


                                                          1100% of graduates receive a     Benchmark met
                               NS416L Clinical                rating of “PASS” on
                               Evaluation                     selection and                      May 06 – 100%
                                                              implementation of                  Aug. 06 – 100%
                                                              appropriate therapeutic
                                                              nursing interventions NS           Dec. 06 - 100%
                                                              416;                               May 07 – 100%


                               Employer Survey             Employers of graduates rate Benchmark met
                                                            graduates abilities on
                                                                                       Average score or 5.0
                                                            basic and advanced
                                                                                         on 6 point Likert
                                                            nursing skills, planning
                                                                                         scale although
                                                            and implementing
                                                                                         return low.
                                                            nursing care,
                                                            implementing medical
                                                            plans of care, and patient
                                                            teaching at 3.5 or higher
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                                             one year following
                                             graduation


                                           Graduates rate their abilities
                Student Survey                                            Benchmark met
                                             on basic and advanced
                                             nursing skills, planning     Average score of 4.89
                                             and implementing               on a 6 point Likert
                                             nursing care,                  scale
                                             implementing medical
                                             plans of care, and patient
                                             teaching at 3.5 or higher
                                             one year following
                                             graduation;




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                                                        Table 1B
                              Association of Assessment Tools to Program Objectives an Outcomes

This table is intended to help organize objectives and outcomes and the tools that are used to measure them.
Each tool contributes information on the students’ achievement of a different set of objectives. That
contribution is tracked in this table.

This table also forms the basis of the template for reporting and analyzing the combined data gathered from
these tools. That is shown in the report section.




                                                                            School Records




                                                                                                                                    Thinking Exam
                                                                                                 Evaluations for



                                                                                                                   Evaluations in




                                                                                                                                                    rates from the
                                                                                                                                                    NCLEX Pass
                                                                                                                                     NLN Critical




                                                                                                                                                                                Graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                Employer
                                                                                                                                                                                Survey of
                                                                                                                                                                     Graduate
                                                                                                                                                       NLNAC
                                                                                                    NS411L



                                                                                                                     NS416L




                                                                                                                                                                     Surveys
                                                                                                    Clinical



                                                                                                                     Clinical
                    Objectives and Outcomes


 Graduation Rates – 80% of undergraduate students who enter
 the baccalaureate clinical sequence graduate within eight clinical                          1        0                0               0                0               0         0
 semesters
 NCLEX-RN Pass Rates - 85% of graduates achieve a passing
   score on NCLEX on the first attempt.                                                                                0                                                          0
                                                                                             0        0                                0                1               0
 95% of graduates achieve a passing score on NCLEX on either the
   first, second, or third attempt.
 Job Placement - 95% of basic graduates of BS programs who
   wish to obtain employment do so within one year of beginning to
   seek employment.
                                                                                             0        0                0               0                0               1         1
 90% of graduates of RNBS graduates describe change in
   employment or change in approach to continuing employment
   position consistent with the newly acquired credential.
  Program Satisfaction - 95% of basic graduates of BS programs
   who wish to obtain employment do so within one year of beginning
   to seek employment.

 90% of graduates of RNBS graduates describe change in                                                                                                                           1
   employment or change in approach to continuing employment                                 0                         0
                                                                                                      0                                0                0               1
   position consistent with the newly acquired credential.

 Average satisfaction ratings by graduates regarding the quality and
  quantity of work they are capable of and overall are 3.5 or higher
  following graduation.

 Critical Thinking demonstrated at acceptable level varies with                              0        0                1               1                1               1         1
 tool – see previous table)


 Communication demonstrated at acceptable level (varies with tool                            0        1                1               1                0               1         1
 – see previous table)


 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions demonstrated at                                           0        1                1               0                0               1         1
 acceptable level (varies with tool – see previous table)

                                  0 = Tool is not used to measure the associated objective.
                                    1 = Tool is used to measure the associated objective.
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                                                   ASSESSMENT TOOLS

A description of the tools used in the assessment of the program objectives and their implementation are
summarized in Table 2 below. The tools and their relationships to the program objectives are listed in Table
1A, above.

                                                   Table 2
                            Program Objectives Assessment Tools and Administration

                                                             Frequency/          Collection
   Tool                      Description                                                           Administered by
                                                             Start Date           Method
School        Class rosters are used from entry into                          Viewed and
Records       program to track students through             Annually since    calculated          Program Chair or
              graduation and assess numbers of semesters    program began     annually prior      designee
              or trimesters till graduation                                   to September
NCLEX-                                                      After each        View BON
              Alaska Board of Nursing posts passing                                               National Council
RN Pass                                                     cohort and        website and
              candidates names and sends report to                                                State Boards of
Reports                                                     biannually        review reports
              Director from NLN                                                                   Nursing
                                                            from NLN          from NLN
NLN
                                                            Given to each
Critical      Nationally normed exam developed by the                         Pen and paper
                                                            cohort at the
Thinking in   National League for Nursing. Overall                            multi-choice        BS Faculty teaching
                                                            beginning of
Clinical      Critical Thinking Score with 9 subscales of                     exam given in       NS416
                                                            NS416L since
Nursing       which we use the one on communication                           class
                                                            2000.
Practice
BS Nursing    Program developed tool designed to                                                  Program Chair
                                                                              Mailed out one-
Graduate      measure graduate perception of program        Annual since                          assisted by
                                                                              year post
Survey        outcomes. Solicits demographic data and       1990’s                                administrative
                                                                              graduation
              uses Likert scale                                                                   assistants
BS Nursing    Program developed tool designed to                                                  Program Chair
                                                                              Mailed out one-
Employer      measure graduate perception of program        Annual since                          assisted by
                                                                              year post
Survey        outcomes. Solicits demographic data and       1990’s                                administrative
                                                                              graduation
              uses Likert scale                                                                   assistants
NS411L                                                                        Completed and
Clinical                                                    With each         evaluated
              Faculty developed tool using the program
Evaluation                                                  class. Current    weekly and at
              outcomes and conceptual framework as                                                Class instructor
                                                            tool used since   the end of the
              structure. Uses a 5 point Likert scale
                                                            2001              clinical
                                                                              experience
                                                                              Completed and
                                                            With each         evaluated at
NS416L        Faculty developed tool using the program                                            Faculty liaison,
                                                            class. Current    mid-point and
Clinical      outcomes and conceptual framework as                                                student and
                                                            tool used since   the completion
Evaluation    structure. Uses a 5 point Likert scale                                              preceptor
                                                            2004.             of 160 clinical
                                                                              hours




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                  Assessment Implementation & Analysis for Program Improvement

General Implementation Strategy

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program Assessment Plan has been in full operation as presented here since the last
accreditation visit in Spring 2002. Data is collected from each cohort as appropriate during the last semester of
the program, upon graduation, after licensure and at 1 and 2 years post graduation. Data is reviewed yearly by
the Chair of the Baccalaureate Program and reported to the Alaska State Board of Nursing, as well as updating
the NLNAC report annually. Faculty are informed of the outcomes as information is gathered during
Baccalaureate Program meetings. The last meeting in which the outcomes were reviewed was in March 2007.

Method of Data Analysis and Formulation of Recommendations for Program Improvement

Latest reviews and recommendations were made in March 2007. Recommendations from Fall 2006 included
the implementation of a change of grade scale based on changes in the pass level of the NCLEX exam. Also at
this time a change in Dismissal Policy was made in which students are dismissed after 2 course failures rather
than after failure of the same course twice. The faculty was concerned about the number of students taking
multiple classes twice and still failing the NCLEX exam during the first attempt. At that time clinical course
evaluations were reviewed and minor changes made to the evaluation tools to more appropriately level them,
but did not affect the clinical evaluations tools in NS411L or NS416L that are part of this report.

Modification of the Assessment Plan

The Assessment Plan was reviewed in the Faculty Meeting in March 2007. At that time with only part of the
data available, the faculty made the decision no to make any changes in the Assessment Plan until Fall 2008
after all the data was available and the entire assessment had been completed. However, the RN-BS tract this
year has been more formalized with a standing Ad-Hoc committee reviewing issues for that track. This group
meets the last of June 2007 and added to the agenda will be a review of the assessment of the RN-BS students.
It is highly probable that there will be a change in assessment of the RN-BS students initiated for the next year,
but at this time exactly what those changes are is not know.




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                                              APPENDIX A: SCHOOL RECORDS

Tool Description:

Class rosters containing the names of students enrolled in each course throughout the program are kept for each
trimester. Cohorts are identified upon admission and the cohort is tracked through the program until graduation
to obtain graduation rates.

Factors that affect the collected data:

Collected data can be affected by poor reporting from Banner on students in course. For this reason, rosters that
are maintained are collected at the end of the trimester after grades are posted which shows actual completion of
the course by student name.

How to interpret the data:

Graduation rates are calculated as percentage of students who enter a given cohort that complete the program by
graduation in eight trimesters. The percentage not completing the program in this time is examined for reason
not completing (i.e., failure of a course twice meaning dismissal, voluntary withdrawal for personal reasons, left
the state).

Graduation implies that students have met the program objectives.
The table below show how this information is presented to the Alaska Board of Nursing. This information will
also be reported at the NLNAC site visit. This tool was revised in Summer 2006. Academic attrition has risen
starting in Fall 2006 due to a change in grade scale from a passing grade of 70 to 75 and a change in the
dismissal policy from failure of the same class twice necessary for dismissal to 2 failures overall as the
dismissal guideline. This has resulted in students being dismissed early in the program while taking
foundational courses and an increase of academic dismissals from the program
                                                     Table 4.7 Attrition by Cohort
   Term      Term Due     Original   Transfer to   Dismissed          Left        Academic     Percentage   Graduated      Graduated
  Admitted      To        Class N      Future      (Academic       Program         Attrition   Academic      On Time         Overall
             Graduate                 Cohorts       Attrition)       (Non-          From        Attrition                  (including
                                     (Academic                    Academic         Original                              future cohorts)
                                      Attrition)                   Attrition)       Class

   F 2004    Sp 2006        38           6             1               4              7         18.4%              29          33
                                                                                                              (76%)          (87%)

  Sp 2005    Su 2006        40           13            0               0             13         32.5%              26          39
                                                                                                               (65%)        (97.5%)

  Su 2005     F 2006        40           2             1               1              3          7.5%              36          37
                                                                                                              (90%          (92.5%
                                                                                                            predicted)     predicted)
                                                                                                                         1 in progress

   F 2005    Sp 2007        39           6             1               2              7         17.9%              30          34
                                                                                                              (77% )        (87.2%
                                                                                                                           predicted)
                                                                                                                         4 in progress

  Sp 2006    Su 2007        40           7             0               6              7         17.5%              27    7 In Progress
                                                                                                              (67.5%

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                                                                                                                        predicted)

     Su 2006        F2007          40             6              3              0              8           22.5%              31       6 In Progress
                                                                                                                         (77.5%
                                                                                                                        Predicted)

       Fa          Sp 2008         39            10              2              2             12           30.7%              25       10 in progress
      2006                                                                                                                (64%
                                                                                                                        predicted)

       Sp            Su            39             5              0              0              5           12.9%              34       5 in progress
      2007          2008                                                                                                  (87.7
                                                                                                                        predicted)

       Su          F 2008          39             0              0              0              0              0               39
      2007                                                                                                                (100%
                                                                                                                        predicted)



*           Augmented Class = Number of students from original class plus transfers from previously admitted cohorts and from other nursing
            programs
**          Number from original class/Number from augmented class
#           Percent of original admission cohort in line to graduate within six semesters of enrollment in NS 216/Percent of original cohort who are
            still enrolled in clinical course work and who have potential to graduate.




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                                       APPENDIX B: NCLEX -RN PASS REPORTS

Tool Description:

The NCLEX-RN is a national exam developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and given as
a computer adaptive exam to determine minimum competency in nursing. The test plan covers 4 major
categories of client needs with 2 of these divided into a total of 6 subcategories. The categories and questions
have been developed by experts in the field of nursing.
 Safe Effective Care Environment
                     Management of Care
                     Safety and Infection Control
 Health Promotion and Maintenance
 Psychosocial Integrity
 Physiological Integrity
                     Basic Care and Comfort
                     Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
                     Reduction of Risk Potential
                     Physiological Adaptation

Factors that affect the collected data:

Successful completion of this exam is reported to the Alaska Board of Nursing and then to UAA School of
Nursing twice a year. Graduates who test within the state of Alaska and receive a license here are listed on the
Alaska State Board of Nursing website as a matter of public record.

Data is not received by the School of Nursing at intervals that correspond to specific cohorts of students, nor are
students required to test within a specific time frame after graduation. These 2 factors make it difficult to
determine pass rates for an individual cohort, so we report pass rates on a yearly basis.

How to interpret the data:

This data we feel supports the outcomes of the program in that unless the outcomes have been met, students
would be unable to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Below is the rubric used to examine the NCLEX-RN pass rate
as we report it to the Alaska Board of Nursing. This table was revised this year to improve comprehension.
This information was also reported to UA in response to rumors and questions about falling pass rates. This
information will also be reported as part of the NLNAC site visit.

Graduation     Total #    RN-BS      #          # 1st   % 1st   Taking      Number      Total%      Taking   Number      Total %
    Date       students   students   Students   Time    Time                Passing/%   Pass                 Passing/%   Pass of
                                     Taking     Pass    Pass    NCLEX       2nd Time    After 1st    NCLEX   >2nd Time   Those
                                                                2 times     Pass        & 2nd       >2       Pass        Taking
                                     NCLEX                                              Attempt     times                NCLEX
    May 2006        38       1         36         28      77       8          7/87.5          97       1         0/0       97
    August          29       1         28         25      89       3           3/100          100      0          0        100
    2006
    December        44       0         43         43     100       0            0             100      0          0        100
    2006
    May 2007        0        0          0         0       0        0            0             0        0          0         0




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              APPENDIX C: NLN CRITICAL THINKING IN CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE

Tool Description:

This tool is a nationally normed tool developed by the National League for Nursing. It assesses the critical
thinking skills of nursing students in the context of nursing practice. This test evaluates students on 21 critical
thinking behaviors, which measure these five critical thinking skills: interpretation, analysis, evaluation,
inference, and explanation. Items are written in the framework of the nursing process and address nine nursing
content areas including research, legal/ethical, leadership, health promotion/risk management and therapeutic
communication.

Factors that affect the collected data:

Senior nursing students are given this exam approximately 6 weeks prior to graduation in the classroom. This
completion of this tool is a required assignment within NSA416. Students are encouraged to take this exam as
seriously as any graded exam, but some students may not do this so performance may be affected by this
attitude.

How to interpret the data:

Students are encouraged to use the results of this tool as reported to them as a guide to identify areas that need
review prior to taking the NCLEX-RN exam. The data is reported to faculty and the Alaska Board of Nursing
as follows:
                                 Comparative Summary of Performance on
                                             NLN Critical Thinking
                                       Achievement Test by Graduates
              Class Means            Critical       Nursing       Content          Care             Total
                                    Thinking         Process        Area      Environment

      Summer 2003                          76.8           76.5              77        76             76.58

      Fall 2003                            74.6           74.5            75.3        74             74.6
      Spring 2004                          82.2           82.3            83.3        81             82.2

      Summer 2004                          83.2          83.25            84          83             83.36

      Fall 2004                             80             80           80.44         79             79.86
      Spring 2005                          82.6           82.5          83.33         81             82.35

      Summer 2005                           79           78.75          79.66         79             79.1

      NLN Norm Group Mean                  73.4           73.5             75         73             73.73

For reporting, the nursing process and content areas were collapsed to a single score for those areas by
averaging the scores of the individual subsets within those areas. These are reported to faculty every semester
and to the State Board of Nursing each year. Also reported with these numbers are the questions missed by
students which are examined in light of the curricular content by the faculty each semester and revisions
identified in courses to address the content areas. This information will also be presented as part of the NLNAC
site visit.

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                               APPENDIX D: BS NURSING GRADUATE SURVEY


Tool Description:

This tool was developed by the faculty using the guidelines from the NLNAC for the content for each outcome.
The outcomes examined are Communication Abilities, Critical Thinking Abilities, Therapeutic Nursing
Intervention Abilities and a general evaluation. These are assesses using a 6-point Likert scale. Demographic
data is also collected including information regarding practice in a medically underserved area or with this
population. There is also a section of qualitative input.

The tool is sent to graduates a year and at 2-years after graduation with a cover letter explaining the tool(s)
enclosed.

Factors that affect the collected data:

Factors that dramatically affect this data are having current addresses on graduates and the willingness of them
to return them to use. Return rate for this past year was only 5% as compared to a previous return rate of 20%.
Faculty will discuss this as a major part of the Assessment Plan in Fall 2007.

How to interpret the data:

Data is entered into SPSS by administrative assistants and tables and charts are generated from this information.
Qualitative data is assessed for themes and sorted. Reports are generated as to percentage of students that
reported having found jobs and reported a satisfaction rating that meets our benchmark and are reported to the
faculty yearly as well as the Alaska Board of Nursing.. This information will be reported to the NLNAC upon
their site visit.




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UAA School of Nursing                                                      (907) 786-4550 Phone
3211 Providence Drive                                                      (907) 786-4559 Fax
Anchorage, AK 99508                                                        AYNURSE@uaa.alaska.edu


September 15, 2005


Dear (insert name),

As a part of periodic curriculum effectiveness evaluation, the UAA School of Nursing conducts an evaluation of
its graduates. The School is currently in the process of completing a curricular evaluation for the 2003 and
2004 classes.

The graduate evaluation is a two-part process. The first part of the process is a self-evaluation. Please take 5
minutes to fill out the survey attached to this letter. Your feedback is a critical part of our curriculum evaluation,
as well as our ongoing NLN accreditation. All reports prepared from the information you share will be grouped
to preclude identification of individuals. The original survey will be destroyed once the data is compiled and
analyzed. Please note the space at the end of the survey form for you to express your thoughts and/or concerns
about the program and to make suggestions for program improvement. To return the survey, fold it so the
School’s address is on the outside and tape or staple it closed. It is already pre-paid, so all you have to do is
drop it in the mail.

The second part of the process is an employer evaluation of the graduate. Please give the enclosed employer
letter and evaluation form to your supervisor and ask him or her to fill it out and return it to the School. As
with your survey, the postage has been pre-paid. Feel free to look at the employer evaluation form. You will see
that it is similar to the self-evaluation you filled out and it asks that the employer NOT indicate the name of the
person evaluated. It would help a great deal if you could encourage your supervisor to fill it out as soon as
possible and send it in so it doesn’t get lost on their desk.

Before handing the form to your supervisor, please note the month and year that you graduated on the front
page. If at all possible, please return your survey within 2 weeks of its receipt and encourage your supervisor to
do likewise.

If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at 786-4589. Thank you in
advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,



Gail Holtzman, MSN, CCRN
Associate Professor and Baccalaureate Program Chair

Enclosures



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                             APPENDIX E: BS NURSING EMPLOYER SURVEY

Tool Description:

This tool was developed by the faculty using the guidelines from the NLNAC for the content for each outcome.
The outcomes examined are Communication Abilities, Critical Thinking Abilities, Therapeutic Nursing
Intervention Abilities and a general evaluation. These are assesses using a 6-point Likert scale. Demographic
data about the employer is also collected including information regarding practice in a medically underserved
area or with this population. There is also a section of qualitative input. A cover letter is included

The tool is sent with the survey to graduates at 1 and 2-year intervals to give to their employer.

Factors that affect the collected data:

Factors that dramatically affect this data are having current addresses on graduates and the willingness of them
to give them to their current employer. It also depends on the willingness of the employer to complete and
return the survey to us. Return rate was <5% this past year. This will be addressed in Fall 2007 as we discuss
the Student Survey return rates.

How to interpret the data:

Data is entered into SPSS by administrative assistants and tables and charts are generated from this information.
Qualitative data is assessed for themes and sorted. Employer satisfaction is reported yearly to the faculty as
meeting or not meeting the benchmark. This information is also reported to the Alaska Board of Nursing and
will be reported to the NLNAC during their site visit.




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UAA School of Nursing                                              (907) 786-4550 Phone
3211 Providence Drive                                              (907) 786-4559 Fax
Anchorage, AK 99508                                                AYNURSE@uaa.alaska.edu




September 15, 2005




Dear Supervisor of a UAA Nursing Graduate:

As a part of periodic curriculum effectiveness evaluation, the UAA School of Nursing conducts an evaluation of its graduates. The
School is currently in the process of completing a curricular evaluation for the 2003 and 2004 classes.

One of our graduates has given this evaluation form to you at our request. Your feedback is a critical part of our curriculum
evaluation, as well as our ongoing NLN accreditation. We would appreciate your completing the attached survey. Please consider the
individual who gave you the form as the subject of the evaluation as you respond to the various items. DO NOT put the name of the
individual whom you are evaluating anywhere on the materials that you return to the school.

All reports prepared from the information you share will be grouped to preclude identification of individuals. The original survey will
be destroyed once the data is compiled and analyzed. To return the survey, fold it so the School’s address is on the outside and tape or
staple it closed. It is already pre-paid, so all you have to do is drop it in the mail. If at all possible please return the evaluation within 2
weeks of its receipt.


Please note space at the end of the evaluation form for you to express your thoughts and/or concerns about the master’s nursing
curriculum and to make suggestions for program improvement. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact me at 786-4589. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Gail Holtzman, MSN, CCRN
Associate Professor and Baccalaureate Program Chair



Enclosures




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                                APPENDIX F: NS411L CLINICAL EVALUATION


Tool Description:

The evaluation tool for NS411L was developed by faculty to verify achievement of course objectives for this
course. The tool has 2 distinct parts: one evaluating the individual students’ performance and one evaluating
the performance as a group engaged in a specific activity. Each tool uses a different evaluation key and the
faculty has established that independent behaviors for the group and consistent behaviors individually are
behaviors that signify competency for this course. Benchmarks were established for goal attainment that is
equivalent to a 70% number grade which is the lowest acceptable passing grade in the BS Program in the
School of Nursing.

Factors that affect the collected data:

Data collection is done by a limited number of faculty assigned to this course who work very closely with the
student groups on their aggregate project. Because of the small number of faculty, data is very reliable from
year to year. There has been in the past a concern about adjunct evaluations as they have often times had higher
total ratings than full time faculty. The faculty in the course are continually working on this issue to ensure that
the ratings are fair for all students and groups.

How to interpret the data:

This information is presented in course reports to faculty yearly as the percentage of students meeting the
objectives particularly concerning communication and therapeutic nursing interventions which are the major
thrusts of this course. One hundred percent of students completing the BS, Nursing Science Program meet the
criteria and therefore meet the benchmarks. This information is reported to the Alaska Board of Nursing as well
as to the NLNAC in reports and at their visits.




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                                   EVALUATION CRITERIA - GROUP EFFORT (50%)

   Directions: The faculty member will evaluate the students’ accomplishment of each objective by placing a number in the “Key”
   column reflecting appropriate evaluation of behavior. There are twenty-two objectives in the Group Effort section. If more than six
   objectives are rated as “3”, the group earns a no-pass. All students in a group will receive the same ratings for the Group Effort
   section.
   Key:     1         Independently with minimal direction
            2         With direction, demonstrated progress during the semester
            3         Only with major direction
                                        Category                                             Key               Comments
Assessment and Analysis
 Identifies, defines, and describes the aggregate.
 Identifies existing and potential health problems of the chosen aggregate.
 Identifies demographics and available services and resources.
 Identifies health services needs and the potential consequences of not meeting those
   needs.
 Identifies a realistic project with goals and outcome criteria.

Planning
 Develops a comprehensive plan for implementation.
 Formulates objectives, strategies, and timelines for accomplishing goals.
 Considers barriers and supports that impact goals, objectives, and strategies.
 Provides the instructor with an outline of the various tasks that includes the names of
   the individual(s) responsible for accomplishing those tasks.
 Develops and maintains a budget according to guidelines.
 Political forces, economic factors, public perceptions, structural barriers, and other
   factors are considered in developing a plan to address the assessed health needs.

Implementation
 Demonstrates creativity and flexibility in meeting the aggregate or group’s teaching
   needs and the agency’s planning needs.
 Identifies supports and barriers to implementation (including political, social,
   economic, and organizational/agency factors).
 Applies appropriate teaching/learning or planning strategies.
 Implements a health education, health planning, or political action activity in a
   community setting.

Synthesis and Evaluation
 Develops a plan to evaluate the outcomes of the implementation and of the overall
    project (to include description of specific methods, identification of responsible
    individuals, and specification of realistic timelines).
 Describes current status of project in relation to the evaluation plan.
 Develops realistic recommendations for further work with the aggregate.

Group Process
 Utilizes effective professional interpersonal and group communication skills with
   peers and faculty.
 Collaborates with individuals and agencies to devise and implement solutions to
   assessed health needs/concerns/problems.
 Demonstrates cohesiveness in accomplishing group goals.
 Respects group member’s concerns and works to resolve group process issues
   constructively.
 Works effectively to accomplish project goals.




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EVALUATION CRITERIA - INDIVIDUAL EFFORT (50%)

Directions: Evaluate student’s accomplishment of each objective by placing a check mark in the appropriate column. A student must
achieve seventy percent (70%) of the objectives “consistently” for the student to receive a pass in NS411L.
                             Category                                  Consistently Inconsistently             Comments

    Demonstrates commitment to project goals

    Demonstrates evidence of preparation for and active
     contributions to clinical seminar discussions and activities

    Assumes a fair share of the work necessary for meeting
     project goals

    Demonstrates accountability and reliability in the completion
     of assigned tasks and project goals

    Contributes realistic ideas for meeting the project goals

    Appropriately consults with faculty and agency liaison with
     drafts of paper, timeline, printed materials, and purchases

    Attire reflecting appropriate professional standards is worn
     during agency and community contacts

    Attends weekly seminar, community activities, and group
     meetings outside of seminar.

    Submits logs in a timely manner and according to format in
     syllabus

    Willing to work successfully in a group

    Openly communicates concerns to group members for
     resolution

    Keeps group issues confined to group

    Participates in weekly group process summary

    Facilitates MAXIMUM group functioning

   Demonstrates constructive response to feedback

   Demonstrates respect for and cooperation with colleagues

   Achieves first class work while meeting deadlines

Submits annotated bibliographies on time and according to the
criteria.




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                                APPENDIX G: NS416L CLINICAL EVALUATION


Tool Description:

This is a faculty generated tool based focused on meeting the objectives of the course. Critical thinking, nursing
therapeutics and communication are inherent within the descriptors within the tool. The tool uses a 5-point
Likert scale to assess the students’ performance and in order to pass the course and thus the program, students
must achieve a score of 4 when all categories are averaged at the final evaluation.

Factors that affect the collected data:

The tool is scored by the student being evaluated, the preceptor of the student being evaluated and the faculty
liaison signed to the student-preceptor dyad. The tool is designed to be used by the three individuals sitting
together and discussing each point and coming to an acceptable rating. This sometimes does not happen due to
scheduling conflicts and makes it less useful when the individuals do it separately rather than having discussion
about the ratings.

How to interpret the data:

A meeting of the benchmark means that the student receives a grad4e of “Pass” for this course. This course is
the last required course for completion of the BS, Nursing Science. Course reports each year examine the
percentage of students that pass this course with each offering and is directly linked to the pass rate for the
program. This information is reported to the Alaska Board of Nursing as well as to the NLNAC in reports and
visits.




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                                                                           NS416L Clinical Evaluation

Student______________________________________________________

80 Hour Evaluation - - Circle with black ink.                                                                              160 Hour Evaluation - -Circle with red ink.
                                                                                                                Clinical Competence Rating Scale Key
Nursing Process (1)                  (Critical thinking)
           Demonstrates use of nursing process including               5   4   3   2   1   5 – Independent – Safe accurate performance according to accepted standards; the
           assessment, problem identification, goal setting,                               desired outcome is obtained each time; affect is appropriate; the student is proficient,
           therapeutic nursing interventions and evaluation of                             coordinated, confident; occasional expenditure of excess energy is noted; task is
           goals.                                                                          completed within a reasonable time period; no supporting cues are needed.

Teacher (2)                              (Role)                        5   4   3   2   1   4 – Supervised – Safe accurate performance according to accepted standards; the
              Identifies teaching/learning needs of client & family.                       desired outcome is obtained each time; affect is appropriate; the student is efficient,
              Implements teaching. Discharge planning and                                  coordinated, confident; some expenditure of excess energy is noted; task is completed
              teach8ing.                                                                   within a reasonable time period; occasional supporting cues are needed.

Decision Making (3)               (Critical thinking, Population)      5   4   3   2   1   3 – Assisted -Safe accurate performance according to accepted standards; the desired
           Explains rationale. Identifies factors used in making                           outcome is obtained most of the time; affect is appropriate most of the time; skillful in
           decision. Defends decision.. Takes into account                                 parts of the behavior; the student is inefficient and uncoordinated; expends excess
           client ethnicity, sex, age, family and group in making                          energy to accomplish task; task is completed within a delayed time period; frequent
           decision.                                                                       verbal and occasional physical directive cues are needed in addition to supportive
                                                                                           cues.

Manager (3,4)                       (Role)                             5   4   3   2   1   2 – Marginal –Safe, but not alone; student performs at risk; student is not always
          Manages time & resources adequately. Delegates                                   accurate; the desired outcome is obtained only occasionally; the student’s affect is
          appropriately. Sets priorities for clients and self                              appropriate only occasionally; unskilled, inefficient performance; considerable
          appropriately.                                                                   expenditure of energy noted; task completed within a prolonged time period;
                                                                                           continuous verbal and frequent physical directive cues are needed.

Client Advocate (5, 6)                 (Role, Caring, Population)      5   4   3   2   1    1 – Dependent – Unsafe, unable to demonstrate behavior; student lacks confidence,
           Acts in best interest of client. Supports client                                coordination, efficiency; continuous verbal and physical cues are needed.
           decisions & wishes. Takes into consideration
           culture, age, ethnicity, community and population in
           advocating for client

Collaborator (5, 7)                     (Role, Caring, Population)                                 80 Hour Evaluation                                      Date________
             Demonstrate s assertive interactions. Demonstrates        5   4   3   2   1   Comments
             use of other resources to achieve client
             goals. Works with staff, family & community
              resources.. Demonstrates caring for all groups.
Direct Care Provider (8)                (Role, Caring)
             Provides direct care demonstrating skills of new          5   4   3   2   1
             graduate. May include IV therapy, medication
administration, psychomotor skills, use or equipment.
             Demonstrates caring attitude toward client.
Communicator (7, 8)                     (Role, Population)
             Uses appropriate therapeutic and nonverbal                5   4   3   2   1
             communication techniques with individuals, families
             and groups. Documentation is timely, accurate and
             complete.
Problem Solving (9, 10)                 (Critical thinking)
             Demonstrates ability to identify, analyze, plan and       5   4   3   2   1
             implement a solution using reasoning and scientific
             method.
Scholarship (9, 10)                     (Critical thinking, Role)                          Preceptor Signature
              Identifies questions. Applies to care as                 5   4   3   2   1
             appropriate. Identifies researchable issues in
             clinical situations. Plans & implement project                                Instructor Signature
             specific to needs of setting. Shares information
             appropriately.
                                                                                           Student Signature
Professional (5, 6, 11)                  (Role, Caring)                                    160 Hour Evaluation (Final)             Date________
             Ethical/Honest. Demonstrates use of OSHA                  5   4   3   2   1   Comments
             guidelines for confidentiality. Accountable
             Accepts responsibility for actions Complies with
             facility & school policies. On time to clinical.
             Notifies preceptor appropriately if late or ill.
                         LIAISON ONLY
Clinical Orientation                                                                       .
             Completed on-line orientation prior to clinical           5   4   3   2   1
Goal setting
             Sets realistic individual learning goals, evaluates       5   4   3   2   1
             them, creates new goals weekly with description of
             how goal achieved.
Critical Incident Journal                                                                  Preceptor Signature
             Submits journal weekly. Demonstrates good                 5   4   3   2   1
             analysis of own goals and critical incidents per                              Instructor Signature
             guidelines.
Schedule
             Schedule reported to liaison weekly                       5   4   3   2   1   Student Signature
                                                                                           Final Grade (at completion of 160 hours)                           P              NP

                                                                                           Pass requires that all items be rated at no less than a 4 with an average of 4.

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Note: Alternatively, an electronic word-processing document compatible with MS Word may be substituted for this table.

              Outcome                Result                                                      Explanation of the Results
   Graduation Rates - 80% of
  undergraduate students who
 enter the baccalaureate clinical      A        Based on the graduation rates by cohort, students are graduating in a timely manner and meeting the benchmark.
 sequence graduate within eight
        clinical semesters.

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates - 85% of
  graduates achieve a passing                   Based on the report from the NLN, students are passing the first time at or above the benchmark on a yearly basis
                                       B
score on NCLEX-RN on the first                  and exceeding the benchmark set for passing by the third attempt at the NCLEX-RN
           attempt.
 Job Placement Rates - 95% of
  basic graduates of the BS in
 Nursing Science program who                    All students who graduate who seek employment are employed within 1 year and anecdotally all are employed within
                                       A
wish to obtain employment do so                 6 months.
 within one year of beginning to
        seek employment

Critical Thinking - demonstrated
at an acceptable level that varies    B+        Critical thinking is adequately demonstrated by meeting the benchmarks set for the various tools.
          with each tool.


 Communication - demonstrated
  at acceptable level that varies     B+        Communication is adequately demonstrated by meeting the benchmarks set for the various tools
         with each tool.


Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
demonstrated at acceptable level      B+        Therapeutic nursing interventions adequately demonstrated by meeting the benchmarks set for the various tools.
   that varies with each tool.




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Program Outcomes Assessment
       Program    Degree Progam Name
    Department    Responsible Department
 College/School   Responsible College/School
 Academic Year    2005
CIP Coordinator   Name of Coordinator
                                                                                                                         TABLE 1
                                                                                                          PROGRAM OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT RESULTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Current
                                                                                                                                                   Indicators                                                                                          5 Year Trend Data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year




                                                                                                                                                                      Thinking in Clinical




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Weighted Average
                                                                                               School of Nursing




                                                                                                                                                                                                               Employer Survey
                                                                                                                                 NS411L Clinical


                                                                                                                                                    NS416L Clinical




                                                                                                                                                                                              Student Survey
                                                                                                                                                                        Nursing Exam
                                                                                                                                                                         NLN Ecritical
                                                                                                                   Report from




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2006-2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007-2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2008-2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2009-2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1010-2011
                                                                                                                                   Evaluation


                                                                                                                                                      Evaluation
                                                                                                   Records


                                                                                                                    NLNAC
                                                                   Graduation
                                                                                    Grade          A                                                                                                                               A                   A
                   Published Program Objectives/Outcomes




                                                                Rates - 80% of
                                                                undergraduate
                                                                  students who       Value     4.00                                                                                                                               4.00                4.00
                                                                    enter the
                                                           1
                                                                 baccalaureate
                                                               clinical sequence
                                                                graduate within     Weight     1.00
                                                                  eight clinical
                                                                   semesters.
                                                               NCLEX-RN Pass
                                                                                    Grade                             B                                                                                                            B                   B
                                                                Rates - 85% of
                                                                  44graduates
                                                           2        achieve a        Value                         3.00                                                                                                           3.00                3.00
                                                               passing score on
                                                                NCLEX-RN on
                                                                                    Weight                         1.00
                                                               the first attempt.
                                                               Job Placement        Grade                                                                                                     A                                    A                   A
                                                               Rates - 95% of
                                                           3
                                                               basic graduates
                                                                 of the BS in        Value                                                                                                   4.00                                 4.00                4.00


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           Nursing Science
            program who
            wish to obtain
           employment do
            so within one      Weight                                                   0.50
               year of
            beginning to
                seek
            employment

                               Grade                 B                   A         A     C       A        B+     B+
           Critical Thinking
            - demonstrated
       4   at an acceptable     Value              3.00                4.00      4.00   2.00    4.00      3.50   3.50
           level that varies
             with each tool.
                               Weight              1.00                1.00      1.00   0.50    0.50

                               Grade                           A-        A         A    B-       B        B+     B+
           Communication -
           demonstrated at
                                                           3.7
       5   acceptable level     Value                                  4.00      4.00   2.70    3.00      3.57   3.57
                                                            0
            that varies with
               each tool.                                  0.5
                               Weight                                  0.50      1.00   0.50    0.50
                                                            0
             Therapeutic
                               Grade                           A-        A               C       B-       B+     B+
               Nursing
            Interventions
                                                           3.7
       6   demonstrated at      Value                                  4.00             2.00    2.70      3.35   3.35
                                                            0
           acceptable level
           that varies with                                1.0
                               Weight                                  1.00             0.50    0.50
              each tool.                                    0
Blank and shaded = Tool does not measure this published outcome.
Weights: 0.5 = Tool gives anecdotal indication of published outcome.
             1 = Tool is a good measure of the published outcome




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      Program     Bachelor of Science, Nursing Science
   Department     School of Nursing
College/School    College of Health and Social Welfare
Academic Year     2006-2007
          CIP
   Coordinator    Gail Holtzman
                                                                   TABLE 3
                                           PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON ASSESSMENT

Rec.                                                                                                               Resource
                 Recommendation                 Outcome(s)        Rationale for the Recommendation                                               Action Taken
No.                                                                                                               Implications
                                                                An online survey just prior to graduation
       Improve the return of student and
                                                                will gather information about student
       employer surveys by decreasing                                                                        Secretarial time will be
                                                                perceptions concerning the outcomes
       survey to only once sent out a year                                                                   decreased by
                                                                early and mailing a survey in a year will                               The recommendations will be
       after graduation. Add an online                                                                       eliminating one survey
1                                              4, 5, 6          gather that information after some work                                 taken to the baccalaureate
       survey at graduation for some of the                                                                  to be mailed. Finding
                                                                experience. A reminder sent ahead of                                    committee in Fall 2007.
       data. Send out a reminder card prior                                                                  an affordable incentive
                                                                time hopefully will indicate the
       to mailed survey. Explore incentive                                                                   may prove difficult.
                                                                importance of returning the survey and
       to complete survey.
                                                                the incentive may help.
                                                                                                             Secretarial support will   This recommendation will be
                                                                RN-BS student follow-up has been
       Separate the RN-BS track students                                                                     be needed to keep the      taken to the RN-BS Ad Hoc
                                                                difficult and any data has been buried in
       and develop a method of tracking                                                                      groups separate as well    committee this summer to forward
2                                              3,4,5,6          the BS program overall. Separation of
       these students separately from                                                                        as faculty time in         recommendations to the
                                                                this data would give better information
       generic BS students.                                                                                  setting up these           Baccalaureate committee in Fall
                                                                about this track
                                                                                                             assessments.               2007.




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