Arizona Western College nursing program graduates will demonstrate expertise as beginning Registered Nurse practitioners and will demonstrate competency in communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis and technology applications. Students will demonstrate:
knowledge in the profession of nursing.
safe patient care.
the ability to safely calculate figures.
the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
the ability to use technology.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND EVIDENCE OF ATTAINMENT:
90% of students will pass the NCLEX –RN exam on the first attempt.
Actual results showed a 67.7% (21 /31) NCLEX-RN pass rate.
100% of students will improve in critical thinking skills as measured by the ERI critical thinking test at beginning and end of nursing program.
No data this year. The ERI was given as a pre-test in Sept. 01 year and the post-test will be done in May 03 for analysis in Fall 03.
100% of students will pass all clinical competency skills checklist by the end of fourth semester.
100% (26/26) of students passed the competency skill checklist by end of fourth semester.
100% of employer surveys will state that graduates are adequate or above in basic nursing skills and procedures.
100% (11/11) of employer surveys indicated a 3 or above, on a scale of 1 to 5, on the following items: Basic nursing skills, aseptic technique, sterile technique, procedures, and medication administration and pharmacology knowledge.
100% of students will pass the Math for Meds exam with a grade of 100%.
100% (71/71) passed the exam with 100%.
100% of employer surveys will state graduates are adequate or above in communication skills.
100% of surveys indicated a 3 or higher, on a scale of 1 to 5, for the following items: Communication techniques (11/11) and Client/patient teaching (11/11).
100% of employer surveys will indicate that graduates are adequate or above in the use of technology.
50% (4/8) of surveys indicated a 3 or higher, on a scale of 1 to 5, for the item: Use of computer system.