School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate nursing care provided to individuals, families, groups, populations, and communities across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings to ensure that it is compassionate, age and culturally appropriate and based on a patient's preferences, values and needs.
  2. Collaborate with members of the interprofessional health care team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for patients, families, groups, populations, and communities.
  3. Integrate scientific information and best current evidence with clinical expertise when making clinical judgments in the management of patient-centered care.
  4. Use quality improvement measures to evaluate the effect of change on the delivery of patient-centered care and patient outcomes.
  5. Demonstrate effective use of strategies to mitigate errors and reduce the risk of harm to patients, self and others in healthcare, home, and community settings.
  6. Use empirical and evidence-based information and patient care technology to communicate relevant patient information and mitigate error in the management of safe, quality patient-centered care.
  7. Practice in a professional, ethical, and legal manner while managing patient-centered, standard-based nursing care.
  8. Integrate leadership and management theories and principles into practice when managing a caseload of patients and making clinical judgments about their care.

Program Objectives
BSN 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 Utilized by the School of Nursing

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

Licensure Pass Rates
(Measured by graduation cohort)
2015 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program = 38%
2014 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program = 25%
2013 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program = 75%

Program Completion Rate
Generic BSN students
2012 Entry cohort - 78%
(Most recent completed cohort)
(Cohort began with NUR 120 and students have 7-11 semesters to complete the program)

BSN Completion students
2013 Entry cohort – 100%
(Most recent completed cohort)
(Cohort began with NUR 121 and students have 4-6 semesters to complete the program)

Job Placement Rate
2015 Graduate Cohort – 50%
(Measured 1 year from graduation)