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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will:

  1. Integrate a personal philosophy for nursing practice based on the dignity, worth and individuality of human beings
  2. Assumes responsibility and accountability for evaluating one's professional practice in relation to accepted standards of nursing practice
  3. Synthesize theoretical principles applicable to professional nursing practice
  4. Utilize the nursing process to promote, restore, and maintain adaptation in individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the lifecycle
  5. Assumes responsibility and accountability for providing competent and comprehensive health care
  6. Collaborates and negotiates with patients and clients, the interdisciplinary health-care team, and the public to ensure the optimal health and welfare of patients and clients
  7. Evaluate interpersonal communication and negotiation skills when communicating with patients and clients, families, groups, and communities
  8. Incorporates pertinent research findings in refining and enhancing one's nursing practice
  9. Continue personal and professional career development


1. COURSE/INSTRUCTOR/CLINICAL EVALUATIONS - Every time a course is offered, students and faculty are given opportunity to evaluate them (campus and clinical-based) regarding content, presentation, relevancy using tools developed by the University and the program.

Results of these evaluations provide data that can be used to modify instructional design and methods or too make curricular decisions that directly impact student attainment of stated competencies.

2. ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE (ATI) will be in place for the generic program winter 2007. Content Mastery Series Proctored Assessment for Fundamentals, Adult Medical/Surgical, Nursing Leadership, Community Health Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Nursing Care of Children, Nursing Pharmacology, and Mental Health Nursing are set at Proficiency Level 2. at proficiency level 2 the student;
• Is fairly certain to meet NCLEX-RN standards in this content area.
• Demonstrates a level of knowledge in this content area that more than adequately supports academic readiness for subsequent curricular content
• Exceeds minimum expectations for performance in this content area
• Demonstrates achievement of a level of competence needed for professional nursing practice in this content area that exceeds most expectations.

3. RN CONTENT MASTERY SERIES is based on the 2004 NCLEX-RN Test Plan. Criterion referenced proficiency levels established by National Standard Setting Study, Spring 2006.

4. CRITICAL THINKING ENTRANCE/EXIT EXAMS - Benchmark established 50% of the students will increase their scores on the Critical-Thinking Exit Exam. (Starts - spring 2008)

5. RN BSN Completion Program will initiate in winter quarter 2007-08 two NLN TESTS. The first NLN test will be given at the beginning of the second eight-week session, and the Baccalaureate Achievement will be given at the end of the program (Aug. 26-27, 2008).

At the NLN, the meaning of a measure, its constructive validity, must always be pursued, not only to support test interpretation but also to justify test use. Over the past 60 years, the NLN has conducted validation studies to determine the usefulness of tests as predictors of performance in schools of nursing. The reliability estimates for tests constructed by the NLN exceed the target values established in the measurement field.

Benchmark established for Physical Assessment is that students will achieve at or above the 50%.

Benchmark established for Baccalaureate Achievement is that students will achieve at or above the 70%.

Data will be used to direct curricular modifications as necessary.

6. PASS RATES ON NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION (NCLEX) - It is anticipated that all students who complete the program take the national certification examination at the earliest possible date following successful completion of the program. Evaluating exam scores provides a measure of student competency as well as a means of detecting weak student performance. Data will be used to direct curricular modifications as necessary.

7. CURRICULUM CONCEPTS EVALUATION TOOL will be completed by students in every nursing course. The Likert scale used (1= highly dissatisfied, 2= dissatisfied, 3= satisfied, 4= very satisfied, 5= highly satisfied) and will determine how satisfied the student is with the course contribution to professional nursing roles, client care, research, nursing process, critical thinking and optimal health.

8. The nursing program has developed GRADUATE AND EMPLOYER SURVEYS to evaluate and support programmatic continuous-quality-improvement objectives. It is anticipated that these assessments will provide credible evidence of the strengths and weaknesses of the program, as well as a means to identify the extent to which program modifications are actually contributing to the achievement of program goals.

Students an Alumni Surveys - Senior BSN students complete the BSN Student Satisfaction Survey in the spring term of the year they graduate. Graduates are surveyed 10 to 12 months post-graduation using the BSN PROGRAM GRADUATE SURVEY

Employer Surveys - Employers are surveyed six to 10 months post-graduation of their nurse hires.

Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed