1 Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Assessment Plan Departmental Mission: Western s RN-to-BSN program will respond to regional needs and advance nursing excellence through an accessible continuum of nursing education. Opportunities for seamless academic progression will allow nurses to develop their full potential through lifelong learning and assume leadership roles, uphold social justice and advance system changes that promote healthy communities and safe, quality healthcare for all. Departmental Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Assimilate theories and concepts learned through the sciences and humanities into professional nursing practice. 2. Access, appraise and synthesize credibility of varied sources of evidence to inform clinical judgment and organizational decisionmaking for optimal healthcare delivery. 3. Promote a culture of evidence-based practice by integrating clinical expertise and diverse perspectives that support patient-centered care and optimal health outcomes. 4. Advocate for access to and delivery of equitable health care services with an understanding of the influences of individual, sociocultural, legal and policy factors. 5. Apply principles of leadership, systems theory, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary communication to promote patient safety and quality care in a variety of settings. 6. Advocate for and practice health promotion and disease prevention strategies to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations. 7. Coordinate the delivery of healthcare services through effective professional communication, patient care technology, and interdisciplinary collaboration. 8. Provide BSN generalist care within the context of evolving professional standards and a commitment to life-long learning. GUR Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze and communicate ideas effectively in oral, written, and visual forms. 10. Reflect on one s own work and on the ethical dimensions of academic pursuits.
2 Course NURS 301: Information Literacy AACN Essential RN-BSN Course Outcome Evaluation Measures Student Learning Outcome Evaluation Measures (Artifacts from e-portfolio) I, IV 1, 2 Myers-Briggs Learning Style Profile Source Evaluation Paper (Grade) Time of Data Number of Practice Hours Comments / GUR Competency Fall N/A GUR BCOM NURS 305: Social Justice NURS 307: Writing across the curriculum NURS: 402: Translational Research NURS 412: Policy, Leadership & US Healthcare V, VI 4 Independent Learning Experiences (ILE) (Measured as Settings and Hours) ILE: Children s Teaching Experience (Grade) Social Justice & Nursing N/A 1, 2 Number of students enrolled each quarter Cohort (F/T 13, P/T 13) I, III, IV 1, 2, 3 ILE: Poster Poster session review summary Abstract II, V, VI 4, 5 ILE: Policy Workshop Leadership Assessment Leadership Development Plan* Vulnerable Population Palliative Care Winter Lecture Fall 8 10 hours GUR HUM Quarterly N/A GUR #1 Winter 8 10 hours GUR WP3 Winter 8 10 hours GUR SSC
3 Course NURS 422: Organizational Change AACN Essential RN-BSN Course Outcome Evaluation Measures Student Learning Outcome Evaluation Measures (Artifacts from e-portfolio) IV, VI 5 Practice Change Project with Community-Practice Partner (Grade & Clinical Hours) Organizational Practice Change Impact of Quality & Safety on Patients and Families Time of Data Spring Number of Practice Hours Minimum of 30 hours Comments / GUR Competency N/A NURS 432: Community- Based Care VII, VIII, IX 6 Advocacy Project for target population of interest linked with NURS 412 workshop Targeted Community Assessment (Grade & Clinical Hours) Policy Letter advocating for Targeted Community based on Assessment findings Policy Letter Spring Minimum of 30 hours GUR ACGM NURS 452: Global Health V, VII, VIII 4, 6 Policy, Resources, & Access to Care Paper ILE: Local Global (evaluation of refugee groups in community) Local-Global Summer 8 10 hours GUR BCGM
4 Course NURS 442: Care- Coordination AACN Essential VII, VIII, IX RN-BSN Course Outcome Evaluation Measures Student Learning Outcome Evaluation Measures (Artifacts from e-portfolio) 4, 7, 8 Care Coordination Practice experiences (Grade & Hours) Case Study manuscript or conference presentation Manuscript &/or conference options evaluation* Paper on Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes necessary for Care Coordination and selfassessment (Grade) Reflection of prior patient experience that would have been improved with Care Coordination* Incorporating Care Coordination in future nursing practice Time of Data Fall Number of Practice Hours Minimum of 30 hours Comments / GUR Competency N/A NURS 401: e-portfolio IV, VIII 8 Meet or exceed standards for every quarter Summary essay of changes in goals and expectations 5-year Professional Development Plan Quarterly for a total of five quarters per student N/A GUR #10 * NURS 401: e-portfolio reflection assignment for this course content focusing on 3 key elements: 1) policy; 2) leadership; & 3) advocacy graded as Below Meets or Exceeds Expectations
5 RN-BSN Program Quality Indicators Indicator Evaluation Measures Time of Data Comments Faculty Student teaching evaluations Quarterly Each of these measures Peer teaching evaluations Annually will be included in the Academic Service: department, college, university Annually annual faculty review Professional Engagement (e-portfolio) (Membership in professional nursing organization, leadership roles in those orgs, publications, presentations) Annually Student Admission requirements met Fall Quarter Maintain 2.75 GPA: Probationary status and trajectory of Quarterly probation Retention: poor academic standing vs. personal leave of Quarterly absence New-grad NCLEX pass-rate Quarterly RN-to-BSN practice experiences grid Quarterly e-portfolio Practice hours Quarterly Professional Engagement (Specialty Board Certification, Fall Quarter e-portfolio CE, Conferences, etc.) Time to graduation Annually Alumni Professional Engagement (Specialty Board Certification, 1, 3, & 5 years postgraduation* (survey) / e-portfolio CE, Conferences, etc.) Engagement with the program (precept students, guest 1, 3, & 5 years postgraduation* (survey) lecturing, donations) Graduate education planning / in-process / degree 1, 3, & 5 years postgraduation* (survey) completion Program evaluation in conjunction with student learning 1, 3, & 5 years postgraduation* (survey) outcomes *First cohort graduation December 2014, Annual Alumni Survey to begin January 2016 with data collection targeting those at 1, 3 and 5-years post-graduation
6 RN-BSN Program Quality Indicators Indicator Evaluation Measures Time of Data Comments Stakeholders Affiliation agreements Fall Quarter New agreements in Process; Active Agreements; Renewals Advisory board participation Academic practice collaboration in core & elective courses (non-applied) Academic practice collaboration in applied courses Employer / Stakeholder / Community-of-interest survey Fall Quarter & Spring Quarter CQI Grid for evaluations and recommendations for meeting both community needs and future expansion of program Quarterly NURS 301, 305, 401, 412, 452 (guest lectures / joint assignments / partnering with the Research Council at PeaceHealth) Summer Quarter & Winter Quarter Annually to begin January 2015 In preparation for Fall and Spring quarter clinical courses (NURS 422, 432, & 442) Inquire both about student experiences as well as alumni hiring & performance experiences
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