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Program Outcomes

Department of Nursing and Health

Department of Nursing and Health Program Outcomes

In addition to Student Learning Outcomes identified for the RN to BSN and MSN programs, the Department of Nursing and Health has designated the outcomes for program completion, employment rates, aggregate faculty outcomes, and other outcomes to demonstrate program effectiveness.

Program Completion

Program completion rates demonstrate program effectiveness.

  • 70% of students who begin the RN to BSN program and who do not voluntarily withdraw will complete the program within three years.
  • 70% of students who begin the MSN program and who do not voluntarily withdraw will complete the program within six years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Employment Rates

Employment rates demonstrate program effectiveness.

  • 70% of graduates who seek employment will be employed within 12 months of program completion.

Aggregate Faculty Outcomes

Teaching Excellence

  • Excellence of Teacher will be rated 3.9 or higher on a 5.0 scale (unit average) on the IDEA Unit Summary Report.
 Tentured/Tenture-Track FacultyProfessional Faculty
Scholarly and Professional Involvement and Achievement100% of full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty will participate in two professional development activities that enhance the faculty role on an annual basis.

80% of full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty will engage in one or more scholarly activity as delineated in the Faculty Handbook on an annual basis
100% of full-time professional faculty will participate in two professional development activities that enhance the faculty role on an annual basis.
University Services100% of tenured/tenure-track faculty will serve on one or more DONH committees/task forces on an annual basis.

80% of tenured/tenure-track faculty will engage in one or more University or professional organization service activities OR serve as a member of a University committee on an annual basis.

80% of tenured/tenure-track faculty will maintain current membership in one or more professional organizations.
100% of professional faculty will serve on one or more DONH committees/task forces on an annual basis.

80% of professional faculty will maintain current membership in one or more professional organizations.

Other Program Outcomes

Student Learning80% of RN to BSN students will achieve a minimum of 82% on benchmark assignments.80% of MSN students will achieve a minimum of 80% on benchmark Assignments.
Student Satisfaction with CoursesStudents in each program will rate Excellence of Course at 3.9 or higher on a 5.0 scale (unit average) on the IDEA Unit Summary Report.
Student Satisfaction with Program and in Meeting Expected Student Learning OutcomesStudents in each program will

  • express overall satisfaction with the program,

  • evaluate overall learning, and

  • evaluate overall program effectiveness

at a mean of 5.5 or higher on a 7.0 scale on the AACN/Benchworks* Exit Assessment.

Students in each program will evaluate the degree to which the program facilitated meeting expected student learning outcomes, including those relative to each program’s respective AACN Essentials** document at a mean of 5.5 or higher on a 7.0 scale on the AACN/Benchworks Exit Assessment.
Alumni Satisfaction with Program and in Meeting Expected Student Learning OutcomesProgram alumni will

  • express overall satisfaction with the program,

  • evaluate overall learning, and

  • evaluate overall program effectiveness

at a mean of 5.5 or higher on a 7.0 scale on the AACN/Benchworks Alumni Assessment.

Program alumni of each program will evaluate the degree to which the program facilitated meeting expected student learning outcomes, including those relative to each program’s respective AACN Essentials document at a mean of 5.5 or higher on a 7.0 scale on the AACN/Benchworks Alumni Assessment.

*The goal value, set by on the AACN/Benchworks, is a value of 5.50 on a 7-point scale or a value of 75% on the performance scale. Performance // Mean scaled from 0-100%. The translation is: “1” on the 7- point scale equates with 0% performance, “4” equates to 50% performance, and “7” equates to 100% performance.

**The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008) and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2011)

Department of Nursing and Health
Phone: 630-829-1152
Fax: 630-829-1154

Alison Ridge, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
[email protected]
630-829-1160
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Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, FRE, RN-GERO-BC, CNE
Professor
Department Chair, Nursing and Health
RN to BSN Program Director
[email protected]
630-829-1153
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