Nursing Program Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Outcomes:

1. Participate with the patient, family, significant others, and members of the healthcare team to utilize the nursing process in the provision of patient-centered care.
Level of achievement: Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance in the use of the nursing process.
Level of achievement: Twelve months past graduation, a majority o responding graduates will indicate satisfaction with the ability to effectively utilize the nursing process.

2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the delivery of patient-centered care to well and ill patients.
Level of achievement:  Ninety percent (90%) of graduate will achieve the minimum score of 70% on the ATI Critical Thinking Exit Exam.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance in critical thinking and clinical reasoning.
Level of achievement:  Demonstrate a score of “2” or greater, in critical thinking, on the final clinical evaluation of each quarter.

3. Employ effective communication with patients, families, significant others, and other professionals within the context of the healthcare environment.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will express satisfaction with graduate nurse communication competency.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding graduates will indicate satisfaction with achievement of the ability to communicate effectively within the healthcare environment.

4.  Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the legal and ethical framework of nursing.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance in application of a legal and ethical framework to patient care.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding graduates will indicate satisfaction with achievement of the ability to apply a legal and ethical framework to nursing practice.

5.  Create an environment that promotes caring and professionalism with consideration for the patient’s cultural/societal beliefs and practices.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance in providing culturally appropriate care.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding graduates will indicate satisfaction with achievement of cultural competence in providing patient-centered care.

6.  Utilize scientific and evidence -based knowledge, regarding alterations in health, to guide actions which promote and maintain patient-centered care.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance in the application of clinical reasoning.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation,  a majority of responding graduates will indicate satisfaction with performance in regard to clinical reasoning.
Level of achievement:  Overall, yearly, first-time pass rate for the NCLEX-RN will be 90% or greater.
Level of achievement:  Eighty-five percent (85%) of graduates will achieve a score of 75% on the ATI NCLEX Predictor Exam.

7. Demonstrate commitment, accountability, integrity, and discretionary judgment in their nursing practice.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation, a majority of responding employers will indicate satisfaction with graduate performance regarding the professional attributes of commitment, accountability, integrity, and discretionary judgment.

8.  Recognize their role in shaping healthcare delivery.
Level of achievement:  Twelve months past graduation a majority of responding graduates  will indicate intent to enroll in higher education in nursing.

Revised 10/6/14