School of Nursing
Associate of Science in Nursing

Student Outcomes Learning Assessment
Student Learning Outcomes are defined as the competencies of the graduates of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.  Graduates assume the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member within the discipline of nursing, and should demonstrate:
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Provision of therapeutic nursing interventions
  • Effective utilization of the nursing process
  • Patient/client advocacy
  • Professional accountability
  • Collaboration with client/family/multidisciplinary team
  • Utilization of information systems
  • Caring

Program Outcomes
Program Outcomes are defined as the indicators by which program effectiveness is measured and include:    
  • NCLEX pass rates (ACEN required)
  • Job placement rates (ACEN required)
  • Graduate/alumni/employer satisfaction rates (ACEN required)
  • Graduation rates (ACEN required)
  • Continuing ACEN accreditation

Assessment Methods
  • NCLEX-RN first time pass rates
  • Graduate, Alumni and Employer surveys
  • Standardized exams (ATI), Faculty-made exams
  • Clinical Performance Measures

Licensure Pass Rates (measured by graduation cohort)
  • 2015 Associate of Science in Nursing Program = 93%
  • 2014 Associate of Science in Nursing Program = 71%
  • 2013 Associate of Science in Nursing Program = 76%

Program Completion Rate (for most recent completed cohort)
  • Entry cohort of 2013 = 39%
  • Cohort began Fall, 2013 in NUR 131 and NUR 132 and have 3 years to complete the Program.

Job Placement Rate (measured one year from graduation)
  • Graduates of 2015 = 64%