Nursing Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes, Characteristics of Graduates

The Nursing Faculty have set purposes and outcomes for the Nursing Students. This provides us with a clear way to measure the success of our program. As a Nursing Student you will notice that your courses are aimed toward these purposes and that your performance is measured against these purposes throughout the program. As you read these statements you might find it interesting and encouraging to think of the tremendous growth you will experience on your way to becoming a nurse.

Program Outcomes

1.Outcome: Six months past graduation, a majority of graduates will be rated by responding employers, as having achieved desired competencies.

Participate with the client, family, significant others, and members of the health care team to:
• Assess the client’s physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and developmental functioning
• Establish goals directed toward preventing illness and promoting and restoring optimal health
• Explore options for care management of complex client situations.
• Evaluate the outcomes of nursing actions to determine goal attainment

2. Outcome: Ninety percent of the graduates will achieve ninetieth percent or greater on the ATI Critical Thinking Test            
Outcome: Graduate Nursing Portfolios will provide evidence of growth in meeting critical thinking criteria throughout the program of study.

 Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the delivery of holistic care to well and ill clients.

3.  Outcome: Graduate Nursing Portfolio inclusions will provide evidence of growth in meeting specific therapeutic communication criteria throughout the program of learning.

Employ effective communication with clients, families, and other professionals within the context of the environment.

4.  Outcome: Six months past graduation, a majority of graduates will be rated by responding employers as having achieved desired competencies.
Outcome: Graduate Nursing Portfolios will provide evidence of growth in meeting behaviors consistent with the ethical and legal framework of nursing

Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the ethical and legal framework of nursing.

5.  Outcome: Six months past graduation, a majority of graduates will be rated by responding employers, as having achieved desired competencies.
Outcome: Graduate Nursing Portfolios will provide evidence of growth in creating an environment that promotes client’s self esteem, dignity, safety, and comfort.

Utilize multiple resources to create an environment that promotes the client’s self esteem, dignity, safety, and comfort.

 
6.  Outcome: Six months past graduation, a majority of the graduates will be rated by responding employers, as having achieved desired competencies
Outcome: Graduates of the program will achieve an overall yearly NCLEX pass rate of 90% or better.

Utilize a scientific knowledge base regarding alterations in health to guide actions, which promote and maintain the client’s optimum health.

7.  Outcome: Six months and two years past graduation, a majority of the graduates will be rated by responding employers, as having achieved desired competencies.

Demonstrate commitment, accountability, integrity, and discretionary judgment in their nursing practice.

8.  Outcome: Upon graduation, a majority of graduates will indicate a desire to enroll in higher education within five years of graduation.
Outcome: Upon graduation, a majority of the graduates will indicate that they value higher education
Outcome: A majority of the responding graduates will indicate a willingness to participate in their facility’s governance.

Recognize their role in shaping health care delivery

9.Outcome: Seventy-five percent of the students will achieve an exit point within two years of entry into the Nursing program
Outcome: Six months past graduation a majority of the responding graduates will secure job placements.
Outcome: Six months and two years past graduation, a majority of responding graduates will indicate participation in a minimum of two of the seven indicators of professional growth:

Subscription to Nursing Journals
Continuing Education
Internet Exploration related to Nursing
Professional Committee Involvement
Professional Organization Involvement.
Facility Governance
Pursuing Higher Education

Formulate a plan for attaining professional goals and beginning the role transition process.