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									                              Pittsburg State University
                              Strategic Plan 2008-2012
              Goals, Objectives, Strategies, Performance Measures (PA)

Department: Nursing

Mission: The mission of the nursing curricula is to prepare graduates to demonstrate
excellence in practice, to meet regulatory requirements for practice, to assume leadership
roles and to recognize learning as a lifelong process.

The baccalaureate and graduate programs of the Department of Nursing reflect the
university’s mission of teaching, scholarship and service, with teaching/learning as the
primary focus.

Members of the department engage in a wide range of scholarly, professional, practice
and community service activities to meet local, regional and national needs for nursing
and healthcare.

Recognizing the unique characteristics and needs of our diverse rural setting, the
programs of the Department of Nursing prepare graduates to provide nursing care to
individuals, families, and populations in a variety of settings.

The baccalaureate nursing curricula build upon a foundation of the arts, sciences and
humanities. The Master’s curriculum builds upon the competencies of baccalaureate
graduates and focuses on advanced nursing roles.

Vision: The vision of the Department of Nursing is to assume a leadership role, in
collaboration with area health care and educational institutions, in providing
baccalaureate nursing education to pre-licensure students and degree completion
registered nurses, as well as advanced practice education to graduate students. To achieve
the vision of a leadership role, the faculty develop their expertise as educators and role
models through lifelong learning, practice, service and scholarship.

How Nursing Supports the Academic Mission of PSU: The Department of Nursing is
one of 14 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is the only
undergraduate/graduate theory/clinical health care program at PSU providing leadership
in the region in education for the largest health care workforce sector, nursing. It is the
region’s only baccalaureate or master’s level nursing program providing clinical nursing
education for PSU students and those transferring from regional community colleges. As
the recipient of numerous state and federal grants, the department leads the region in
scholarship particularly as it relates to teaching. One of the most sophisticated health
simulation centers in Kansas was obtained through the visionary leadership of PSU and
the Department of Nursing. The Center provides educational services to university and
community college students, K-12 students, and area health care professionals. The
department fulfills its service mission to the university, profession and region by
following its motto, “caring to make a healthy difference.”

PSU Goal 1 – Enhance Learner Success
College Goal 1 – Enhance Learner Success
Dept. Goal 1 – Enhance Learner Success

Objective 1. Maintain national accreditation for UG and G programs, 2005 – 2010,
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)/AACN and maintain Kansas State
Board of Nursing (KSBN) approval.

Strategy l. Compile appropriate data and documentation for submission of required
annual reports.

PA 1. AACN & KSBN Annual Reports submitted.

PA 2. Other reports and surveys submitted per request of accreditation/approval body.

Strategy 2. Comply with Departmental Master Plan of Effectiveness (Plan for Program

PA 1. Effectiveness plan utilized as an instrumental tool in decision-making.

PA 2. Evaluation of the Master Plan of Effectiveness tool has been conducted and
updated per need.

PA 3. Yearly departmental effectiveness reports compiled.

PA 4. Departmental model developed for swift retrieval of pertinent policies, procedures
and guidelines (exp. Comprehensive Departmental Faculty Handbook).

PA 5. Evaluation of curriculum including theory/clinical hour ratio has occurred.

PA 6. Completed CCNE self-study process.

PA 7. Investigated feasibility of funding and use of AACN/CCNE benchmarking tools.

Strategy 3. Keep abreast of swiftly evolving national and state of Kansas standards for
research/scholarship, teaching and learning, service and practice in nursing and health
care by attendance at national CCNE/AACN conferences, attendance at other national
conferences, immersion in literature, active participation in Kansas Association of
Colleges of Nursing (KACN) and key organizations, and pursuit of other related

PA 1. National and state standards considered in decision-making.

PA 2. Attendance at a minimum of one national AACN/CCNE conference per year by
the chair.

Strategy 4. Nursing Department Organization (NDO) and departmental committees will
meet on a regular basis with student representatives participating and voting as
established by departmental bylaws. Intensive faculty planning sessions are held

PA 1. Meetings/sessions conducted according to Calendar of Events each semester and
per need.

PA 2. NDO Bylaws reviewed and updated per need.

PA 3. Ad Hoc Committees established per need.

Strategy 5. Pay required accreditation/approval bodies’ annual fees (AACN/CCNE and
KSBN), $3778/2250 and $600 respectively per year. Kansas Association of Colleges of
Nursing (KACN) fees are an additional $100 per year. Pay all additional one-time fees
for upcoming 2009 Reaccreditation/ Re-approval Visits.

PA 1. With support from A&S and Academic Affairs, all required fees paid.

Strategy 6. In Fall 2009 national re-accreditation process, address 2005 CCNE
recommendation, “Demonstrate that faculty members are qualified and sufficient in
number to accomplish the mission, philosophy, goals/objectives and expected results of
the program (Key Element II-D).”

PA 1. Met state and national standards for faculty/student ratios.

PA 2. Demonstrated faculty engagement in university and department supported faculty
development opportunities.

PA 3. Maintained a minimum of 6 doctoral prepared full-time faculty in tenure-
earning/tenured positions within the dept. (Ideal Target: minimum of 12.)

PA 4. Faculty pursuing doctoral degrees supported with release time or other support
within scope of resource availability.

PA 5. Converted bulk of full-time temporary positions to tenure-earning positions.
(Currently 8 of 18 full-time faculty positions are tenure-earning/tenured with one of the
eight in phased retirement.)

PA 6. Newly accepted terminal degree requirements and staffing plan implemented.

Strategy 7. Appropriately staff the Department of Nursing and the HSC/LRC in concert
with recognized state/national standards and number of student majors (#483 Fall 2008).

PA 1. Evaluated achievement of appropriate staffing: mix of full-time and part-time
faculty, full-time administrative assistants, HSC/LRC coordinator, GTAs, student
employees in the HSC/LRC and front office, student study leaders, and other identified
staffing needs.

Progress Summary:

Objective 2. Implement recently revised Assessment of Measures of Program
Effectiveness according to University guidelines to document student and program

Strategy 1. Every clinical nursing major will participate in a defined standardized testing
package upon entry into clinical program, at defined points in the program, and upon exit
from the clinical program at both UG and G levels.

PA 1. Standardized testing program and analyses fully utilized in support of student
success and program improvement.

Strategy 2. Capstone courses for UG and G programs will be improved as necessary.

PA 1. Capstone courses evaluated and improved as appropriate.

Strategy 3. Surveys of nursing alumni, employers, and clinical nursing majors will be
conducted according to plan and will provide data for continuous program improvement.

PA 1. Surveys conducted according to plan and utilized in program improvement.

Strategy 4. Consider surveys of U and G students that do not complete the clinical
nursing major program as a component of program improvement.

PA 1. Survey developed and utilized for follow up with U and G students not completing
the clinical nursing program.

Strategy 5. Program outcome measures will be reported yearly and meet or exceed

PA 1. Outcome measures (examples: NCLEX pass rates, national certification,
graduation rates, employer surveys, alumni surveys, student exit surveys, pre-test/post-
test results, portfolios) met or exceeded benchmarks and used for improvement of

PA 2. Intensive Assessment, Advisement, and Enrichment program utilized for
enhancement of student success.

Progress Summary:

Objective 3. Respond to upcoming changes in PSU’s only collaborative degree program,
the master’s level Kansas Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, with KU, FHSU, and

Strategy 1. Engage in exploration of program options to meet 2015 updated national
program and licensure requirements for advanced practice.

PA 1. Engaged in national consultation for development of the Doctorate of Nursing
Practice (clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners).

PA 2. Continued leadership role in the collaborative degree consortium (Kansas Primary
Care Nurse Practitioner program) as it either phases out or makes changes to a different
model for the future.

PA 3. Explored new and emerging post-baccalaureate degree offerings.

Progress Summary:

Objective 4. Participate in Kansas Board of Regents/PSU required program review,
undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, tentative Spring 2012, with report due to
the KBOR January 2013.

Strategy 1. Participate in program review with successful outcome.

PA 1. Successfully completed program review.

Progress Summary:

Objective 5. Manage clinical nursing major theory and clinical class size. (Some required
nursing theory courses have become very large, 90+. KSBN requires approved U
programs to not exceed student/faculty clinical ratio of 10:1, G programs national
standard is 6:1 for direct patient care. Numerous clinical agencies further limit the
numbers of students that can practice at any one time.)

Strategy 1. Offer multiple sections or offer selected courses more times throughout the

PA 1. Extra sections/courses offered within resources.

Strategy 2. Maintain faculty in sufficient numbers to maintain required ratios.

PA 1. Sufficient faculty numbers maintained.

Strategy 3. Continue integration of additional alternatives for clinical experiences
including high-fidelity simulation technologies in the HSC/LRC.

PA 1. Alternative days and shifts for clinical times explored and implemented when

PA 2. Maintained faculty competence in use of simulation and other emerging
technologies through attendance at appropriate workshops and training sessions and
utilized with students.

PA 3. HSC/LRC increasingly utilized for targeted clinical experiences.

Progress Summary:

Objective 6. Continue to support development for effective teaching-learning
environment including mediated technology and other strategies.

Strategy 1. Conduct at least one departmental faculty development continuing education
conference per year inviting area nursing educators to participate.

PA 1. Conference conducted.

PA 2. Maintained Department of Nursing State of Kansas Nursing Continuing Education

PA 3. Maintained collaborative continuing education relationship with University of
Kansas AHEC.

Strategy 2. Support enhancement of teaching-learning with web, ANGEL and other
technologies with continued instructional training for faculty, staff and students.

PA 1. Teaching-learning enhancements supported and documented.

Strategy 3. Encourage faculty/staff participation in workshops, grants, professional
development activities and other opportunities.

PA 1. Faculty/staff participation documented.

Strategy 4. Continuously improve curriculum and assessment, implementation, and
evaluation of standards and procedures for nursing major requirements, admission,
progression, and graduation.

PA 1. Continuous improvement efforts of programs documented.

PA 2. All appropriate communications kept up-to-date and communicated to appropriate
entities within the service region.

PA 3. All services available in McPherson to students included in handbooks including
availability of copier, HSC/LRC services, concession machines, etc.

PA 4. Nursing program traditions communicated to students and others.

Strategy 5. Write and/or participate in grants for the purpose of enhancing the teaching-
learning environment of the Department of Nursing.

PA 1. One or more grants for internal/external funding submitted.

Progress Summary:

Objective 7. Research and develop enhanced curricular options.

Strategy 1. Explore and participate in options for Integrated Programs, minors (Aging,
Public Health, Multicultural Studies and others), new course offerings, WL course
designation, fast-track programs, new functional areas, part-time curriculum, altered
orientation format, web subscription sites for clinical simulation, online courses and other
curricular options.

PA 1. Options explored and developed as appropriate.

Strategy 2. Maintain hybrid Educational Functional Area for MSN & post-Master’s
students. Consider CE format that meets national standards for Nurse Educator

PA 1. Hybrid courses updated per need and CE Format for Educational Functional Area

Strategy 3. Develop an early admit option in the pre-RN track of the BSN program.

PA 1. Early admit option developed and approved by College and University.

Strategy 4. Through reorganization of College of Arts & Sciences or identification of
regional need to develop new programs in health professions/sciences as potential
offerings by the Department of Nursing, engage in evaluation/pursuit of new models
created by formation of colleges, schools and/or expanded curricular offerings.

PA 1. New opportunities identified and integrated per need.

Progress Summary:

Objective 8- Foster an environment of learning that promotes student, faculty and staff
success and wellness.

Strategy 1. Develop a plan for achieving enhanced diversity and cultural competence
among faculty, staff and students of the Department of Nursing.

PA 1. Documented content within the curriculum that enhances diversity and cultural

PA 2. Plan developed for enhanced diversity of Department of Nursing human resources.

Strategy 2. Develop formalized mechanisms to orient and mentor with new faculty (full
& part time), GTAs, staff & preceptors.

PA 1. Orientation and mentoring conducted using face-to-face, online & modular

PA 2. Formal faculty/staff mentor/mentee relationships established.

Strategy 3. Continue Intensive Assessment, Advisement and Enrichment Program for
clinical nursing majors at the baccalaureate level, key component to include employment
of senior nursing students in the HSC/LRC for the purpose of mentoring with junior
nursing students.

PA 1. Effective plan for Intensive Assessment, Advisement and Enrichment Program
(IAAEP) continuously improved.

PA 1. Senior student EOF funded tutors trained and scheduled for participation in
student enrichment programming.

Strategy 4. Continue to utilize a Nursing Student Leader Advisory Council to provide
input to chair.

PA 1. Student Leader Advisory Council meetings held at least one time per semester.

Strategy 5. Examine models for enhanced communication with clinical nursing
programs’ applicants/majors in nursing.

PA 1. Maintained ANGEL communities for enhanced communication for on campus and
off campus students.

PA 2. Pre-Clinical nursing majors at PSU (approximately 250 that are advised by the
department faculty) more fully integrated into the dept.

PA 3. Summer orientations for new clinical pre-RN clinical admissions held and
orientations held early Fall Semesters for RN to BSN, MSN, and post-Masters students.

Strategy 6. Provide sponsorship and guidance for undergraduate and graduate programs
and organizations.

PA 1. Maintained junior and senior, RN to BSN, and MSN class sponsors.

PA 2. Maintained KANS, NCF and GSNO sponsors.

Strategy 7. Continue to support the development of U & G student leadership potential
through student participation in university, college and departmental organizations and
leadership opportunities.

PA 1. Student leadership supported and model for documentation utilized.

Strategy 8. Each pre-RN clinical BSN program graduate will have completed a
formalized internship, capstone experience, preceptorship, or and/or externship prior to
graduation from PSU.

PA 1. Internship/preceptorship/capstone experience/externship completed by every BSN
and MSN student prior to graduation.

PA 2. Developed mechanisms to formally recognize the commitment individual
preceptors make to the university nursing program experience.

Progress Summary:

Objective 9. Promote a physical environment that is resource friendly, safe, clean, well-
maintained, esthetic, comfortable and functionally conducive to effective teaching and

Strategy 1. Address campus safety issues as they pertain to Nursing Department and
McPherson Hall faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

PA 1. Visitors, students, faculty and staff safety maintained.

PA 2. Departmental list of faculty/staff/student employee contacts maintained and
updated per need.

Strategy 2. Improve lighting issues both in and out of McPherson Nurse Education

PA 1. Elicited support of Campus Crisis Coordinator, Physical Plant, and others as
appropriate to assess lighting needs and replace per need.

Strategy 3. Communicate need for replacement of aged/worn carpet and countertops in
targeted areas of McPherson Hall related to heavy HSC/LRC usage by students and
partners and desire to look our best for upcoming re-accreditation visits.

PA 1. Needs identified and communicated.

Strategy 4. Communicate need for replacement of all existing 1978 classroom
furnishings in McPherson with safer and more ergonomically appropriate furnishings.

PA 1. Needs identified and communicated.

Strategy 5. Seek strategies for conserving resources and disposing of waste in both
environment friendly and safe ways.

PA 1. Safe, friendly strategies implemented according to university, college and
department guidelines.

Progress Summary:

PSU Goal 2 – Enhance Discovery and Research.
College Goal 2 – Enhance Discovery and Research.
Departmental Goal 2 – Enhance Discovery and Research.

Objective 1. Fully utilize resources of the Department of Nursing for discovery and

PA 1. Fully utilized HSC/LRC as a medium for discovery and research.

PA 2. Utilized developed transcultural theory/clinical experience in Mexico for discovery
and research.

PA 2. Utilized established partnerships for discovery and research.

PA 3. Integrated students into discovery and research projects.

Progress Summary:

Objective 2. Foster a culture of discovery and research that celebrates the achievements
of faculty, students and staff.

PA 1. Achievements of faculty, staff and students recognized through colloquium, state
organizations, PSU Banquets, departmental publications and other venues.

Progress Summary:

Objective 3. Continue to submit yearly the HRSA Nurse Traineeship Grant in support of
MSN students for provision of advanced practice nurses to serve our medically
underserved/low population geographic area.

Strategy 1. Supported faculty writing, administration and utilization of support services
from Graduate and Continuing Studies Office, Grants Coordinator, in particular.

PA 1. Grant submitted, awarded & implemented.

Progress Summary:

PSU Goal 3 – Enhance engagement and interaction with external stakeholders to
stimulation cooperative and progressive growth and development.
College Goal 3 - Enhance engagement and interaction with external stakeholders.
Dept. Goal 3 - Enhance engagement and interaction with external stakeholders.

Objective 1 – Respond to Area, State, and National Need for Increased Numbers of
Beginning Professional and Advanced Practice Nurses.

Strategy 1. Effectively recruit students for undergraduate program both pre-licensure and
RN-BSN tracks and graduate nursing program both nurse practitioner and clinical nurse
specialist tracks.

PA 1. Participated with PSU Career Services in the annual Health Careers Fair.

PA 2. Participated in PSU and nursing department recruitment events (exp: annual High
School Career Day and NDO Health Career Fair targeting undeclared majors).

PA 3. Conducted recruitment in accord with NDO formalized recruitment plan.

PA 4. Utilized nursing students to tell the PSU Nursing story.

Strategy 2. Conduct activities that interest young persons in nursing as a career through
visits to schools, provision of services such as Teddy Bear clinics, utilization of faculty
written children’s health promotion book series, integration into experiences in the
HSC/LRC such as career exploration or making health living choices using simulation, or
other targeted activities.

PA 1. Activities conducted and numbers served tracked.

Strategy 3. Develop a formalized plan for recruitment of U, RN to BSN, MSN, post-
Masters, and continuing education students.

PA 1. Plan utilized.

Strategy 3. Maintain collaborative relationships/partnerships for on-campus and
community college student use of HSC/LRC.

PA 1. Relationships/partnerships developed according to target plan.

Strategy 4. Explore opportunities for nursing program offerings through the KC Metro

PA 1. Opportunities explored.

Strategy 5. Develop formalized articulation agreements with area community colleges for
RN-BSN articulation.

PA 1. A Number of affiliation agreements signed with the coordinated assistance of Dr.
Masters, Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Strategy 6. Explore ways to partner with stakeholders to enhance private funding for
scholarships and other student benefit endeavors.

PA 1. Partnerships for funding explored.

Progress Summary:

Objective 2. Promote the department and its students, faculty, staff, and alumni to the
citizens of the university, the region, the state, and others.

Strategy 1. Update annually informational pamphlets and other media avenues for
promotion of the Department of Nursing programs.

PA 1. Promotional materials developed & communicated internally and externally.

Strategy 2. Communicate the magnitude of the work and quality of the Department of
Nursing through highlighting the Fall 2008 PSU nursing major enrollment of 483,
number of employees, overall budget, national accreditation and state approval, NCLEX
pass rates, national certification pass rates and other benchmark figures.

PA 1. Communication occurred with benchmarks included.

Strategy 3. Participate in service activities to the region and advantage opportunities to
speak to professional groups, civic groups, and others about the department while
keeping the focus on its people.

PA 1. Service activities conducted by faculty, staff and students.

Strategy 4. Replenish and utilize the wisdom of the Nursing Advisory Board.

PA 1. Utilized the collective wisdom of the board.

Strategy 5. Target planned communications with the more than 2000 alumni of the

PA 1. Engaged in communications highlighting students, faculty, staff and alumni.

PA 2. Investigated effective use of electronic newsletters and placement in archival links
on the Department of Nursing Website.

Strategy 6. Develop a plan for staff, student and faculty participation in key university

PA 1. Plan operationalized.

Strategy 7. Appropriate media opportunities for communicating successes of students,
staff, faculty and graduates are sought.

PA 1. Media effectively utilized.

Progress Summary:

Objective 3. Work collaboratively with area agencies and educational institutions to
promote nursing education.

Strategy 1. Maintain contracts and positive relationships with the more than 50 clinical
agencies that the department utilizes for student clinical experiences.

PA 1. Contracts and relationships maintained.

PA 2. Documented faculty/student compliance with clinical agency contract

Strategy 2. Integrate BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications for students and health care
providers into the offerings/capabilities of the HSC/LRC.

PA 1. Provision of ACLS and PALS certifications fully explored.

PA 2. Regular scheduling of BLS offerings developed.

Progress Summary:

Objective 4. Continue administration and required reporting for the Kansas Legislative
Nursing Initiative Funding grants awarded by the State of Kansas/KBOR to PSU and the
Department of Nursing for addressing the nursing shortage. Advantage as appropriate.

Strategy 1. Continue Accountability Committee.

PA 1. Meetings held a minimum of two times per year.

Strategy 2. Provide reports as requested by the KBOR.

PA 1. Outcomes reported per requirement.

Strategy 3. Maintain high fidelity patient simulators and other technologies with upgrades
for currency.

PA1. Staff competence developed in accord with simulator and other technology

PA 2. Upgrades funded per need.

PA 3.Developed mechanisms of HSC/LRC revenue support for partial funding of
simulator and other technology maintenance and upgrades.

PA 4. Expanded partnerships with business, industry and healthcare entities for training
and development in the HSC/LRC.

Strategy 4. Remain responsive to SEK and state/national needs for BSN graduates, MSN
graduates and provision of nursing faculty and nursing administrative leaders.

PA 1. Needs served.

Progress Summary:

PSU Goal 4 - Embrace Emerging Technologies.
College Goal 4 - Embrace Emerging Technologies
Dept. Goal 4 - Embrace Emerging Technologies.

Objective 1. Maintain a comprehensive information technology, equipment, computer,
and supply database and plan for the Health Simulation Center/Learning Resource

Strategy 1. Update the existing database and comprehensive continuing needs
assessment, use analysis, and related cost analysis for computers, equipment, supplies,
technology and software for the Learning Resource Center.

PA 1. Assessment, analysis and costs documented. Online database maintained.
Evaluation communicated as appropriate.

Strategy 2. High fidelity simulation curriculum integration plan is updated and

PA 1. Plan fully operationalized.

Strategy 3. Maintain, expand, and update computer laboratory in McPherson to house a
minimum of 47 computers for testing online in accord with emerging expectations within
nursing education and practice.

PA 1. Computers updated per need.

PA 2.Developed a plan for every 4 year replacement of hardware/software.

Progress Summary:

Objective 2. Increase adequacy of computers and technology for classrooms and learning
environments, faculty/staff offices, and workstations.

Strategy 1. Increase capability of all classrooms in McPherson to enhance interactivity.

PA 1. Submitted internal and external requests for funding of technological

PA 2. Submitted internal and external requests for funding for major update of 130
McPherson, the one 100 capacity + tiered classroom used by many other departments and
outside groups for conferences and meetings.

PA 3. Blackboards in McPherson replaced with up-to-date whiteboards including
interactivity components in targeted classrooms.

Strategy 2. Provide computer compatible ergonomic workstations and furnishings in
classrooms and offices.

PA 1. Funding obtained for workstations and furnishings.

Strategy 3. Explore use of podcasts, webcam conferences with clinical sites and students,
and other emerging technologies that enable teaching/learning with higher quality,
efficiency, and conservation of resources.

PA 1. Emerging technologies utilized in teaching/learning.

Progress Summary:

Objective 3. Provide professional development opportunities for optimal utilization of

Strategy 1. Enhance professional development of faculty, staff and students.

PA 1. Encouraged faculty, staff and students to participate in PSU opportunities for
continued learning.

Objective 4. Request, manage and document use of student instructional equipment fee.

Strategy 1. Conduct ongoing assessment and documentation of needs with yearly
submission per protocol.

PA 1. Needs assessment documented and requests processed.

Strategy 2. Maintain student collaboration relative to the instructional equipment fee.

PA 1. Student collaboration evidenced.

Progress Summary:

PSU Goal 5 – Obtain the Resources Necessary to Support the University’s Strategic
Goals While Maintaining Sound Fiscal Management Strategies that are Clearly
Articulated to all Constituents.
College Goal 5 – Obtain the Resources Necessary to Support the University’s Strategic
Goals While Maintaining Sound Fiscal Management Strategies that are Clearly
Articulated to all Constituents.
Department Goal 5 – Obtain the Resources Necessary to Support the University,
College, and Department of Nursing Strategic Goals

Objective 1. Planning for internal and external funding from multiple sources will occur
and needs will be communicated with appropriate stakeholders.

Strategy 1. Advantage enhanced resource opportunities within the university.

PA 1. Opportunities for internal funding sought.

Strategy 2. Conduct fundraising efforts with healthcare industry, alumni, community and
other external funding sources.

PA 1. Plan for fundraising developed and initiated.

PA 2. Participated in Phonathon.

Strategy 3. Examine recognition strategies for potential and actual donors.

PA 1. All donors recognized at Department of Nursing Spring Banquet or other venues.

PA 2. Faculty and staff worked to ensure that future donors (our graduates) have been
appropriately recognized through Pinning and Commencement ceremonies as well as
other venues throughout the year both within and outside of the department and

Strategy 4. OOE will be enhanced to cover sharply escalated departmental expenses
resulting from dramatic student growth since 2005.

PA 1. Continued communication will occur with key administrators regarding reality of
OOE requirements in Department of Nursing. (FY 08 OOE budget totaled $34,277.

Required expenses in support of required faculty travel for approximately 100 outside
clinical sections 14,807; copier service contract 4,499.46; accreditation/approval fees
paid by dept. in addition to the college/university fee amounts 2,750; phone 5,499.44;
postage 2,252.23; office supplies 3,936.14; scantron grader rental 150; recruitment
materials 795.19; and, PSU NCLEX-RN Analysis 300. Basic expenses totalled
$34,989.46 exceeding OOE allotment leaving 0 dollars for flexibility in funding
emergencies, development activities, emergent student needs, faculty/staff computers/
printers, search expenses, classroom or office furnishings, assessment related expenses,

PA 2. DON budget enhanced to cover increased costs of faculty travel to and from
required clinical experiences.

Strategy 5. One-time fees and costs of upcoming national re-accreditation and state board
re-approval visits will be communicated to administration and costs covered. CCNE fees
are $1500 per site visitor. We have been notified that we will have 4 or 5 visitors totaling
$6,000 to $7,500. KSBN costs for site visit will be considerably less and yet to be

PA 1. One-time fees/costs covered.

Progress Summary:


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