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MSN OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT PLAN SUMMARY

 

To determine achievement of Program Outcomes and Program Effectiveness for Continuous Quality Improvement

 

Measurable Indicators of Program Effectiveness in

the Aggregate

Expected

Outcomes

Data to be Collected

Timelines/Reporting

Actual Outcomes

CQI

Aggregate Indicators of Program Effectiveness

Program completion/Graduation rates ≥70%

≥70% of student complete program within 6 years of matriculation (MSN & Post-MSN)

Graduation Rates

Annually

Reported to faculty, department chair and dean

Admit Years

2005-2006 – 100%

2006-2007 – 90%

2007-2008 – 91%

Certification Pass Rates

≥80%

≥80% of students who take certification exams pass on first try (NP & CNL)

Certification pass rates

Annually

Reported to faculty, department chair and dean

Graduation Years

2013 – 100%

2012 – 100%

2011 – 100%

Employment rates ≥80%

≥80%of new graduates are employed in nursing

Employment rates within 12 months of Graduation by TCNJ MSN End of Program Survey and Alumni Survey

Annually

Reported to faculty, department chair and dean

Admit Years

2005-2006 – 100%

2006-2007 – 100%

2007-2008 – 100%

Program Satisfaction

Student/Graduate Satisfaction

Graduate student & Alumni surveys will demonstrate that students are satisfied – highly satisfied  and ranking in the top 3 on the EBI comparison data to 6 similar programs

EBI End of Program Survey

TCNJ Graduate Nursing End of Program Survey

Annually at end of program.

Reported to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Department of Nursing Annually

Overall high levels of satisfaction measured in both surveys.

Alumni Satisfaction

1 and 5 year post-graduate surveys demonstrate program satisfaction

TCNJ Alumni Satisfaction Survey

Annually for 1 & 5 year Alumni.

Reported to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Department of Nursing Annually

Overall high levels of satisfaction measured

Employer Satisfaction

1 and 5 year surveys demonstrate program satisfaction

TCNJ Employer Satisfaction Survey

Annually for employers of 1 & 5 year alumni

Reported to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Department of Nursing Annually

Too few surveys returned to analyze.  No key areas indicating problems noted on any surveys

Individual Student Learning Outcomes

Clinical Competence/Clinical Decision-Making

Standardized Testing:

NPEA exam piloted 2012

Barkley exam piloted 2013

Will go to HESI NP Assessments and CNL Self-Assessment Test in 2014

Clinical courses

≥80% of students who take certification exams pass on their first try (FNP, Adult/Gero NP, CNL)

≥80% of students achieve a grade of 80% or better on standardized outcome test for their specialty

Student achieves a grade of C or better in clinical courses and designated pre-clinical courses as per DON policy related to minimum grade in graduate courses

Certification Pass rate as reported by certifications agencies

Annually

Reported to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Department of Nursing Annually

Annually  during last semester prior to graduation

Reported to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Department of Nursing Annually

Final Grades in clinical and designated pre-clinical courses

Each semester students whose grades do not meet this criteria are reported to the Graduate Coordinator who reports to the Graduate Curriculum Committee

Graduation Years

2013 – 100%

2012 – 100%

2011 – 100%

Results were determined not indicative of student clinical competence and clinical decision-making (NPEA and Barkley). Noted that these were “practice tests” produced by companies that market certification review products.

2012-2013 – 1 student failed NURS636 and was dismissed from the program.

2011-2012 – 1 academic dismissal

2010-2012 – 0 academic dismissals

Evidence-Based Practice

Student demonstrates the ability to develop and evidence-based practice proposal based on current nursing and related sciences

Student demonstrates the ability to carry out an evidence-based practice proposal and disseminate results

Grade of C+ or better on Evidence-Based Practice Proposal in NURS 604

Reported by course faculty to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Coordinator at the end of semester in which course is offered

Pass/Satisfactory in NURS695 an 705 (Capstone Seminar and Capstone Project)

Reported by course faculty to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Coordinator at the end of semester in which course is offered

Fall 2013 – 1 student achieved a C on EBN proposal. She has been advised to revise.

Fall 2012 – all students achieved satisfactory grade on EBN proposal

Fall 2011 – all students achieved satisfactory grade on EBN proposal

Summer 2013 – 7/7 students satisfactorily completed EBN project

Fall 2013 3/3 students satisfactorily completed EBN project

Ethical and Professional Practice

Student demonstrates understanding of ethical principles and ethical practice regarding human subjects

Student demonstrates ethical and professional behavior

Satisfactory completion of NIH Ethics Certificate in NURS506

Reported by course faculty to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Coordinator at the end of semester in which course is offered

Student achieves at least a satisfactory on items 11-15 of the faculty and preceptor clinical performance evaluation

Reported by course faculty to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Coordinator at the end of NURS 366, 637, 638, 690

Fall 2013, 2012 & 2011 – all students completed certificate program.

All students in clinical courses in 2012-2013, 2011-2012 & 2010-2011 completed clinical with satisfactory on each of these items.

Communication & Interprofessional Communication

Student demonstrates ability to communicate information in a clear and comprehensive manner

Student receives a Pass on the poster and poster presentation of the graduate capstone project

Course embedded presentation

Reported by course faculty to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Coordinator at the end of semester in which course is offered

At end of program.

Reported by course faculty to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Coordinator at the end of semester in which course is offered

No problems reported by course faculty.

Summer 2013 – 7/7 students satisfactorily completed & presented EBN project poster

Fall 2013 3/3 students satisfactorily completed & presented EBN project poster

Alumni Achievement/Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Alumni Achievement including enrollment in/completion of higher degrees, publications, employment and continuing education

TCNJ Alumni Survey at 1 & 5 years.

Reported to Graduate Curriculum Committee and Department of Nursing Annually

Articles published:

·                  Trembly (Lentini) (2013) Journal: Nursing Management.

·                  Manning (2012) Journal: J of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing

·                  Tansky & Lindberg, (2010). Journal: J. for Nurse Practitioners

·                  Kan, (2012). Journal: J of Ass. of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare

Articles Currently in Press:

·                  Brown & Kartoz. MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Health

·                  Fawcett: Neonatal Network

Currently in doctoral study:  Kathleen Woods (DrNP student)

Accepted by Grad Curriculum Committee and DON committee 11/2013.

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