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1 STUDENT HANDBOOK

2 WELCOME Published: August 2015 Welcome to Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University. We are pleased that you have chosen our program for your nursing education. Our College is unique because it is sponsored by both Southwest Baptist University and Mercy Health System, two faith-based organizations that cherish and promote our Christian calling to care for those in need. As you read this Student Handbook, please contact us ) with any questions that occur to you. The Handbook is written for you and contains valuable information to help you navigate and understand important aspects of your program. Being familiar with the contents will make your life as a student easier, so let us know if you need clarification on anything. We always welcome your inquiries and suggestions, and will be happy to talk with you. Best wishes in your future with us. Sincerely, Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Administration Dr. Kezia Lilly, DNP, MBA, RN Dean, Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Cozi Bagley, DNP, RNC-OB Director, MSN Program Brittney Hendrickson, MSN, RN Director, RN to BSN Amy Jones MSN, RN Director, ASN Program Joan Hedrick, MED, RT (R) (M) Director, Radiography Program Stacy Soden, M.S.E., RT (R) (CT) Director, Health Sciences MCONHS Student Handbook ii

3 STUDENT ASSISTANCE DIRECTORY Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences. (417) Radiography (ASR) Program.. (417) Fax... (417) SBU Web Site... Mercy Web Site... After-Hours Emergency Number.. (417) , pager #0520 If you do not receive a call back within 10 minutes after calling the above pager #, you may call and Mercy will dispatch a Safety & Security officer to our location. This is to be used in an extreme emergency only. Dean, Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Dr. Kezia Lilly)... (417) Director, MSN Program (Dr. Cozi Bagley) (417) Director, BSN Program (Brittney Hendrickson) (417) ASN Program Chair (Amy Jones).. (417) Director, Radiography Program (Joan Hedrick). (417) Director, Health Sciences (Stacy Soden) (417) Academic Advisor (Raquel Morrow). (417) Academic Advisor (Katy Brandes). (417) Academic Advisor (Kati Clancy)..... (417) Director of Admissions (Charlie Hungerford)... (417) Admissions (Susan Plank). (417) Admissions Counselor (Melanie Jackson)... (417) Learning Resource Center Coordinator (Cindy Reed) (417) Financial Aid (Danella Jemes) (417) SBU Springfield Bookstore (Bolivar, MO) (417) SBU Springfield Library.. (417) SBU Student Handbook.. MCONHS Student Handbook iii

4 Table of Contents I. GENERAL INFORMATION...1 II. A. History of Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences - Southwest Baptist University...1 B. Mission & Vision of the Sponsoring Institutions...2 C. Southwest Baptist University Mission and Vision Statements...2 D. Mercy Health System Mission and Vision Statements...3 MERCY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES - SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY...3 A. Mission...3 B. Vision...3 C. Curriculum Model...4 D. Accreditation...4 E. MSN Program Graduate Outcomes...5 F. RN-to-BSN Completion Program Graduate Outcomes...6 G. ASN Program Outcomes...6 H. B.S. in Health Sciences Program Educational Outcomes/Competencies...7 I. Mission of Mercy Associate of Science in Radiography:...7 J. ASR Program Educational Outcomes/Competencies:...7 III. PROGRAM INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS...8 All Programs...8 A. Current Academic Calendar...8 B. Tuition and Fees...8 C. Communication of Policy Changes...8 D. Personal/Home Computer Requirements...9 E. Transportation F. Exposure to Infectious Conditions ASN, RN-to-BSN and MSN Programs A. State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act Section and B. Ethics for Nurses C. HIV/HBV Infection MSN Program...13 A. MSN Admission Criteria for a New Applicant with the BSN Degree: B. MSN Admission Criteria for an Existing SBU Student with the BSN Degree: MCONHS Student Handbook iv

5 C. Admission to Unclassified Status D. MSN Background Screening E. MSN Drug Screening F. MSN Curriculum G. Student Evaluations by Faculty H. Transfer Credit I. MSN New Student Orientation J. MSN Advisement K. Progression in the MSN Program L. Clinical Evaluation and Grading M. Comprehensive Examination N. MSN Program General Course Policies O. Late Work Policy P. Incompletes Q. Graduation Requirements R. MSN Exit Policy RN-to-BSN Program A. RN-to-BSN Admission Criteria B. RN-to-BSN Curriculum* C. Credit for Experience D. Student Evaluations by Faculty E. Service Learning Activities Evaluation and Grading F. Incomplete Requests Policy G. Health Requirements H. RN-to-BSN Program General Course Policies I. Plan for ASN Students Planning to Pursue RN-to-BSN J. RN-to-BSN STUDENT LATE WORK K. RN-to-BSN Degree Check ASN Program A. Admission Criteria B. Functional Abilities Necessary for Participation in the Nursing Program C. Health Requirements D. ASN Performance Evaluation E. Progression and Retention in the ASN Program MCONHS Student Handbook v

6 F. Re-admission G. Skills and Math Testing for Re-admitted/Advanced Placement Students H. Degree Check I. General Education and Graduation Requirements J. ASN Sample Curriculum K. Application Process for NCLEX-RN Exam L. Graduation Pictures M. Dress Code N. Drug Screening ASR Program: A. Admission to the ASR Program: B. Admission Procedure C. Functional Abilities Necessary for Participation in the ASR Program: D. Health Requirements E. Drug Screening F. Background Check G. Advanced Placement H. Progression & Retention in the ASR Program I. ASR Performance Evaluation: J. Student Withdrawal K. Re-Admission L. Degree Check M. General Education and Graduation Requirements N. ASR Sample Curriculum O. Application for ARRT Exam: P. Graduation Pictures Q. Dress Code R. Lockers: S. Lab Classes: Health Sciences A. Admission Criteria B. Admission Procedure C. Functional Abilities Necessary for Participation in the BSHS Clinical Courses D. General Education and Graduation Requirements MCONHS Student Handbook vi

7 E. HSC Background Screening F. HSC Drug Screening G. Health Requirements H. HSC Curriculum I. Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Sample Curriculum J. Health Sciences Program General Course Policies K. Student Evaluations by Faculty L. HSC STUDENT LATE WORK M. HSC Degree Check N. Transfer Credit O. HSC New Student Orientation P. HSC Clinical Evaluation and Grading Q. Dress Code for Clinicals IV. STUDENT SERVICES...58 A. Advisement B. Counseling C. Financial Services D. Health Services E. Pharmacy Discount F. Information and Technology Services G. Library / Computer Labs V. ACADEMIC GUIDELINES...64 All Programs A. Course Enrollment B. Adding and Dropping a Class C. Incomplete Work D. Communication Policy E. Students Rights & Responsibilities F. Evaluation Methods/Requirements G. Distribution of Final Course Grades for 8-Week and 16-Week Courses H. Academic Integrity I. Employment of Students: J. Confidentiality K. Grade Appeal MCONHS Student Handbook vii

8 L. Inclement Weather Policy M. Student Papers/Assignments N. Learning Resource Center O. Student Participation in Evaluation and Research P. Student Photo IDs MSN Program A. MSN Student Representation RN-to-BSN Program A. Attendance ASN Program A. Attendance B. Promotion of Academic Success C. Student Representation at Faculty Meetings ASR Program A. Attendance Health Sciences Program A. Attendance B. Clinical Attendance VI. COMPLIANCE POLICIES...83 All Programs A. Clinical Agencies B. Non-Discrimination C. Procedures for Formal Student Complaints D. Student Grievances E. Students with Disabilities F. Smoke-Free Facility G. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act H. Sexual Harassment I. Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs J. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences - Drug Free Policy K. Drug/Alcohol For Cause Testing Policy L. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences HIPAA Policy ASN Program A. Student IV and IM Practice Policy MCONHS Student Handbook viii

9 ASR Program A. Professional Conduct: B. Student Supervision Policy: C. Radiation Safety Policy: D. Monitoring & Control Program (Radiation Safety) Mercy: E. Pregnancy Policy F. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety Policy: G. Venipuncture & Contrast/Medication Administration Percutaneous Procedures, Invasive Procedures Policy: HSC Program A. Professional Conduct: B. Radiation Safety Policy: C. Monitoring & Control Program (Radiation Safety): D. Pregnancy Policy E. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety Policy: F. HSC Clinical Sites: G. Patient Safety VII. STUDENT GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS...99 A. Discipline B. Student Infraction Committee C. Disciplinary Appeals D. Grounds for Appeal E. Appeals Board Procedure F. Student Conduct Policies G. Sanctions for Violations of Student Conduct Policies H. General Clothing Guidelines for Classroom I. Netiquette VIII. PERSONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES All Programs A. Illness B. Thunderstorms C. Tornado Warning D. Fire Plan E. Earthquake MCONHS Student Handbook ix

10 F. Lock Down / Active Shooter ASR Program A. Safety IX. GENERAL INFORMATION/SBU-SPRINGFIELD A. SBU-Springfield Office Hours B. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences (MCONHS) Access Card C. Copy Machines D. Bulletin Boards/Electronic Boards E. Name/Address Change F. Textbooks G. Telephone Messages and Use of School Phones by Students H. Electronic Communication Devices I. Social Networking Policy J. University Learning Management System K. Student Lounge L. Snack Area M. After-Hours Drop Box N. Student Orientation O. Parking P. Spiritual Life and Ministry Q. SBU Honor Society (RN-to-BSN & MSN) R. Alpha Delta Nu ASN Honor Society S. Student Awards MCONHS Student Handbook x

11 FORMS DIRECTORY ALL PROGRAM Academic Integrity Agreement Mercy Hospital Campus Map Academic Calendar MSN PROGRAM MSN Curriculum Model Chart MSN Nursing Administration FT Accelerated Plan of Study MSN Nursing Administration FT Plan of Study MSN Nursing Administration PT Plan of Study MSN Nursing Education FT Accelerated Plan of Study MSN Nursing Education FT Plan of Study MSN Nursing Education PT Plan of Study RN-to-BSN PROGRAM RN-to-BSN Curriculum Model Chart RN-to-BSN Independent Study RN-to-BSN Advising Worksheet RN-to-BSN Request for a Degree Check BSN Program Immunization and TB Testing Verification Form ASN/BSN Concurrent Enrollment ASN PROGRAM ASN Curriculum Model Chart ASN Advising Worksheet Clinical Contract Exit List for Students Individual Test Analysis Petition for Re-Admission Safe Nursing Practice Policy Student Success Form ASR PROGRAM ASR Advising Worksheet Declaration of Pregnancy Pregnancy Policy Documentation Safe Practice Radiologic Technology Policy Student Signature and Acknowledgment Page Clinical Contract Exit List Mercy Radiation Safety Policy Mercy MRI Safety Policy Mercy Screening Form for Non-Patients HEALTH SCIENCES HSC Curriculum Model Chart Health Sciences Associate Degree Advising Worksheet Health Sciences Bachelor of Science Advising Worksheet Concurrent Enrollment MCONHS Student Handbook xi

12 I. General Information I. GENERAL INFORMATION A. History of Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences - Southwest Baptist University Southwest Baptist University (SBU) SBU was founded in 1878 as a private institution of higher learning affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention. The Mission of SBU is to provide programs and educational experiences for development of the whole individual. The University seeks to provide a Christian environment in which students are encouraged to achieve competence in their chosen fields. Since the mideighties SBU has offered an educational program for registered nurses in which they can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Mercy Health System (Mercy) Mercy was founded in Springfield in 1891 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Louis region. This Catholic institution has a mission which promotes high quality, compassionate health care services in a personalized Christian environment. For over 100 years, Mercy has provided an excellent nursing program preparing students to take the exam for Registered Nurses. For over 50 years, Mercy has also provided a radiography program preparing students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam. Additionally, Mercy has provided an EMS Education Program for over 30 years. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences (MCONHS) at Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is the result of a partnership agreement between Mercy Hospital Springfield (MHS) and SBU. Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences is governed by both institutions. Southwest Baptist University was organized in 1878 and received its charter as a liberal arts senior college on March 19, It has continued to function first as a junior college until 1964 when it became a four-year college and finally as Southwest Baptist University in Southwest Baptist University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Southwest Baptist University continues to carry out its mission as a Christ-centered, caring, academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society. History of Nursing Education Unit In 1891, at the request of Dr. Jonathan E. Taft, three Religious Sisters of Mercy from St. Louis established Springfield s first hospital, St. John s Hospital as part of the Sisters of Mercy Health System. Housed in a small brick home, the first St. John s Hospital had four patient rooms. The Sisters lacked medical equipment and often walked many miles to care for patients who were too ill to come to the hospital. At the turn of the century, planning began to address the need for additional staff and a larger, better-equipped hospital. In 1906, a new St. John s Hospital and nursing school opened their doors. St. John s continued to grow and expand during the time from In 1952, a new, 250 bed hospital was built on an 11-acre tract of land. This was the beginning of the campus for the present day MHS. In 2009, a major renovation of the main hospital facility in Springfield was completed with the addition of a new patient tower, other new buildings such as the surgical center, and groundbreaking for a new orthopedic hospital. Mercy Hospital Springfield also maintains a Children s Center affiliated with St. Jude s Hospital. The St. John s School of Nursing was established in 1906 by the Sisters of Mercy and celebrated 100 years in In June 2012 the College of Nursing officially changed their name to Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences at SBU. https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 1

13 I. General Information History of the Cooperative Agreement by Southwest Baptist University and Mercy Hospital Springfield Southwest Baptist University and MHS have worked together with the nursing programs since the early 1980 s. The contract between the two institutions provides an Institutional Coordinating Committee (ICC) which oversees the cooperative arrangement between SBU and Mercy. The ICC is comprised of three representatives from SBU and three from MHS. All proposed actions related to or affecting any programs by either institution must be initiated and/or approved by the ICC. These institutions continue to work together to provide excellent nursing and health sciences educational programs. History of the Radiography Program The School of Radiologic Technology at St. John s Hospital in Springfield Missouri was founded in 1954 under the direction of Sister Mary Victoire Corcoran, RSM. Sister Victoire was the first registered radiologic technologist in Springfield; she started her work at the old St. John's Mercy Hospital in The radiography program at St. John s Hospital, renamed Mercy Hospital Springfield, successfully educated students in its certificate program for 60 years. In 2009, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) announced that an Associate s degree would be an eligibility requirement for ARRT primary certification in radiography effective As Mercy Hospital was already partnered with Southwest Baptist University for the nursing programs, the best option was to request the development of the Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program with SBU. Mercy School of Radiologic Technology of Southwest Baptist University accepted its first ASR class in the summer of The Class of 2015 will be the first class to graduate from the ASR program at Southwest Baptist University B. Mission & Vision of the Sponsoring Institutions Each institution shares a common Christian ethic and mission and is committed to offering high quality educational programs in a Christian environment. This same mission and philosophy shall serve as a foundation for the Department of Nursing. C. Southwest Baptist University Mission and Vision Statements Mission: Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society. Vision: Southwest Baptist University fulfills its mission with specific care to guard its Christian distinctive and Baptist heritage as it demonstrates continuous improvement; enlarges its ministry through consistent growth in student enrollment, retention, and ethnic and racial diversity, markets the institution and its mission regionally and nationally; fosters an environment of open communication and service to others; and cares for employees through competitive compensation and benefits packages. Core Values: Christian Distinctiveness https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 2

14 I. General Information Baptist Heritage Compassion and Care for SBU family Academic Excellence Social and Spiritual Development Personal Wellness D. Mercy Health System Mission and Vision Statements Mission: As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service. Vision: We are the people of Mercy Health Ministry. Together, we are pioneering a new model of care. We will relentlessly pursue our goal to get healthcare right. Everywhere and every way that Mercy serves, we will deliver a transformative health experience. Five core values guide our decisions and actions: Dignity We cherish each person as created in the image of God; Justice We pledge to be in right relationship with one another with particular concern for people who are economically poor; Service We seek out an put the needs of others first; Excellence We give only the best for those entrusted to our care; and Stewardship We wisely use our talents and resources to strengthen Mercy as a ministry of the Church. Unique Charism special gifts of grace freely given by God for the good of others Bias for Action anticipating and responding to need; getting things done Entrepreneurial having the courage to take risks, innovative, see what needs to be done Hospitality welcoming and accepting, gracious, forgiving Right Relationships speaking your truth with honesty; resolving differences, holding each other responsible; working together Fullness for Life sense of joy; love of life, even during suffering II. MERCY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES - SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY A. Mission Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University is faith-based, educating students to be competent and caring healthcare professionals engaged in the healing ministry of Christ through servant leadership. B. Vision https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 3

15 II. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southwest Baptist University We are believers in Christ, partnering together to educate current and future healthcare professionals to be competent and caring servant leaders. MCONHS provides quality faith-based education to our students, capable of serving diverse populations in a variety of healthcare settings. We embody Christ-likeness in our daily interactions demonstrated by personal integrity, shared values and service to the community. C. Curriculum Model The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is guided by the complimentary missions and visions of SBU and Mercy Health System. The belief that God is the source of all truth and Jesus Christ is the central figure, giving purpose, dignity and value to life are fundamental to the design and implementation of the nursing programs. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty believes nursing is the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health or the provision of comfort to the suffering without regard to social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of health problems. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty provides knowledge and learning experiences that form the basis for professional identity. The constructionist learning philosophy provides the foundation for structuring student s learning experience. Students are educated to the practice of nursing as a care provider, manager, and member of the profession. Students are educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, in a climate of patient safety, emphasizing evidence-based nursing practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics. The concepts of caring and spirituality are viewed as integral aspects of these nurse-patient relationships. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty organizes the educational programs in a manner in which their beliefs about nursing and nursing education will be achieved. Aided by the use of evidence-based nursing practice, learning experiences in the nursing programs are designed to assist the student in developing psychomotor, affective, interpersonal and cognitive skills. The five Core Characteristics form the structure in which Course and Program Outcomes are identified. The five Core Characteristics are: Communication, Nursing Interventions, Professionalism, Clinical Judgment and Christian Discipleship. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty believes the educational environment shared with students is enriched by the presence of caring relationships and mutual respect. Optimal learning occurs in a non-threatening environment in which direction, guidance, support, and frequent feedback are essential elements. Faculty sees their role initially as that of directing and guiding, moving to roles of facilitator and mentor while students are viewed as active participants who assume responsibility for learning. As a result, commitment to lifelong learning is promoted. Curriculum Model Diagram links ASN, BSN, MSN and HSC D. Accreditation SBU maintains accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (800) , Mercy Hospital maintains accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 4

16 II. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southwest Baptist University The ASN program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Both the ASN and RNto-BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) , Associate of Science of Radiography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program is transferring the sponsorship to Southwest Baptist University. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL , (312) , The Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) Program follows the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography. The Standards are available through the JRCERT website at The program has maintained continual accreditation since The Bachelor and Associate of Science in Health Sciences maintain accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (800) Mercy Hospital maintains accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. E. MSN Program Graduate Outcomes The MSN graduate will: 1. Integrate skills in critical thinking, information management, and systematic inquiry into the advanced nursing practice role (Clinical Judgment). 2. Utilize advanced communication processes to influence health care, health care policy, and advanced professional nursing practice (Communication). 3. Synthesize knowledge from concepts, theories, principles and research in nursing in the planning and delivery of holistic evidence based health care that is responsive to changing needs and societal trends for a multicultural population (Evidence Based Practice). 4. Assume leadership, responsibility and accountability for value based decision-making in the advanced practice role (Professionalism). 5. Develop a conscious application and assimilation of the principles of Christian discipleship in the implementation of the advanced practice role (Christian Discipleship). Nursing Education Specialty Program Outcomes: 1. Utilize critical thinking skills to integrate education theories, technology, and professional standards into the design, implementation and evaluation of curriculum (Clinical Judgment). 2. Determine interventions to evaluate learning and curricular outcomes in nursing education (Evidence Based Practice). 3. Analyze ethical, political, organizational, cultural, technological, and professional influences on nursing education (Professionalism). 4. Develop research based educational strategies for multicultural diverse students (Communication). 5. Integrate the principles of Christian discipleship and a Christian worldview into the development of nursing education systems (Christian Discipleship). https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 5

17 II. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southwest Baptist University Nursing Administration Specialty Program Outcomes: 1. Utilize critical thinking skills to determine effective strategies that stimulate change within nursing that lead to a more effective management of health care delivery systems (Clinical Judgment). 2. Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams using advanced communication to promote health care systems growth and effectiveness for diverse populations (Communication). 3. Apply the principles of nursing and leadership theories, economic and finance principles, business management practices, and cultural competency to the delivery of health care (Evidence Based Practice). 4. Demonstrate leadership qualities and administrative expertise in making value based accountable decisions in the management, coordination, and delivery of nursing care (Professionalism). 5. Integrate the principles of Christian discipleship and a Christian worldview into the management of personnel, health care resources, and access to care and attention to vulnerable populations (Christian Discipleship). MSN Program Goals 1. The majority % of all MSN graduates will complete their program plans within 1.5 times their program plan of study. 2. The majority % of our graduates will have a job related to their graduate education field, i.e. nursing education or nursing administration within 1 year of graduation % of the MSN graduates will report plans to seek certification in either nursing education or nursing administration. 4. Employers of MSN graduates will report a high level of satisfaction of the MSN graduate. F. RN-to-BSN Completion Program Graduate Outcomes The RN-to-BSN graduate will: 1. Critically examines processes used to gather data to make decisions drawn from the data. 2. Evaluates effective communication processes in professional nursing practice. 3. Directs nursing care through intervention, consultation and collaboration. 4. Provides value-based decision making processes in the delivery of nursing care across the healthcare continuum. 5. Integrates Christian discipleship to guide professional nursing practice. 6. BSN graduates will report overall program satisfaction as evidenced by a mean average of 4.5 or better a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey 7. Complete the RN-to-BSN Nursing program requirements within the time frame established by Southwest Baptist University (7 years). G. ASN Program Outcomes The following are the ASN Program Outcomes. There are five major focus areas of these outcomes. These focus areas include professionalism, critical thinking, communication, nursing interventions, and Christian discipleship. In addition to these major student learning outcomes our program focuses on student satisfaction, employment rates, graduation rates, and NCLEX pass rates. These concepts are described in more detail in the following list of Program Outcomes. https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 6

18 II. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southwest Baptist University The ASN graduate will: 1. Integrate professional nurses roles and responsibilities in meeting a safe system for delivery of quality patient care as evidenced by a 90% positive response of 4 or better on a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey. 2. Evaluate clinical data and practices that promote delivering safe, quality care that is patient centered as evidenced by a 90% positive response of a 4 or better on a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey. 3. Formulate effective communication skills when interacting with patients, families, and other health care team members as evidenced by a 90% positive response of a 4 or better on a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey. 4. Select a safe, quality nursing intervention for implementation within a framework of scientific evidence as evidenced by a 90% positive response of a 4 or better on a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey. 5. Incorporate Christian beliefs and behaviors into the delivery of patient centered nursing care as evidenced by a 90% positive response of a 4 or better on a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey. 6. Indicate overall program satisfaction as evidenced by an 80% positive response of 4 or better on a Likert scale of 5 on graduate survey. 7. Be offered employment in nursing, if sought at graduation as evidenced by a 90% employment rate on the graduate survey response. 8. Have a 70% graduation rate within six semesters beginning with entrance into NUR Have a NCLEX pass rate at or above the national mean. H. B.S. in Health Sciences Program Educational Outcomes/Competencies Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program will be able to: 1. Initiate, participate in, and evaluate effective communication in health care settings with diverse stakeholders. 2. Critically examine processes used in gathering data to evaluate decisions and conclusions drawn from the data. 3. Plan, implement, and evaluate health care services related to the appropriate health care discipline in diverse populations. 4. Accept accountability for delivering discipline-specific, value-based health care services and empower participants across the health care continuum. 5. Integrate Christian discipleship to direct, inform and guide the provision of health care services in leadership roles and in one s own discipline. I. Mission of Mercy Associate of Science in Radiography: The Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) pursues excellence in education in a personalized Christian environment by preparing students to be competent, compassionate Radiologic Technologists. J. ASR Program Educational Outcomes/Competencies: 1. Goal 1: The program will continuously monitor its effectiveness. a. Students will complete the program https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 7

19 II. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southwest Baptist University b. Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification exam on the 1st attempt c. Graduates will be satisfied with the program d. Employers will be satisfied with the graduates e. Of those seeking employment, graduates will find employment within 12 months post-graduation 2. Goal 2: Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills. Student Learning Outcomes: a. Students will evaluate radiographic images b. Students will perform non routine procedures 3. Goal 3: Students will be clinically competent. Student Learning Outcomes a. Students will apply positioning skills b. Students will utilize radiation protection c. Students will select proper technical factors 4. Goal 4: Students will communicate effectively. Student Learning Outcomes a. Students will communicate effectively with patients b. Students will demonstrate written communication skills c. Students will demonstrate oral communication skills 5. Goal 5: Students will grow and develop professionally. Student Learning Outcomes a. Students will demonstrate professional behavior b. Students will treat everyone as a valued individual III. PROGRAM INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS All Programs A. Current Academic Calendar Calendar published on the MySBU Portal. Click for Current Academic Calendar. B. Tuition and Fees See SBU Undergraduate and Graduate University Catalogs. This information can also be found on the SBU Website C. Communication of Policy Changes Situations may occur during the academic year that faculty feel requires an immediate policy change within a program. These changes are communicated to the student through updates to the handbook available online, portal, and through class communication methods. https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 8

20 III. Program Information and Requirements D. Personal/Home Computer Requirements Personal Computer (PC) Macintosh (Apple) Computer Hardware Operating System: Windows 8, 7, or XP Operating System: 10.5 or 10.6 CPU (processor speed): 2.3 GHz RAM (memory): 1 GB Hard Drive: 250 GB (2 GB of free space) Monitor: 800X bit color display or better Sound Card CD-ROM or RW; better to have a DVD-ROM or RW Speakers or headphones; a noise cancelling headset with microphone is recommended for online courses Webcam (recommended for online courses) Printer &/or Scanner (optional) CPU (processor speed): PowerPC G3, G4, G5 or an Intel processor RAM (memory): 1 GB Hard Drive: 250 GB (2 GB of free space) Monitor: 800X bit color display or better Sound Card CD-ROM or RW; better to have a DVD- ROM or RW Speakers or headphones; a noise cancelling headset with microphone is recommended for online courses Webcam (recommended for online courses) Printer &/or Scanner (optional) Software Microsoft Office 2007 or newer is required; Microsoft Works is not acceptable. It is strongly suggested to purchase the Microsoft Home & Student Edition that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote. Microsoft Office 2007 or newer is required; Mac specific software is not acceptable. It is strongly suggested to purchase the Microsoft Home & Student Edition that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote. Note: If you do not want to purchase the Microsoft Office software, then you must plan to use either a lab computer or another computer that has appropriate software. Assignments submitted in other software file types will not be accepted. Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome Browser: Safari, Firefox, or Chrome https://mysbu.sbuniv.edu/springfield/ MCONHS Student Handbook p. 9

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