Nursing - Nursing Education
Program learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?
- Integrates nursings' scope of practice, professional standards, and specialty knowledge to implement the role of the master's prepared nurse across healthcare settings.
- Applies concepts and theoretical frameworks to guide thinking, improve performance, analyze policy, and allocate resources.
- Establishes collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and interprofessional teams to address needs and influence change.
- Translates research evidence to promote safe, cost-effective, quality practice.
- Develops approaches to the delivery of healthcare that address the ethical, legal, cultural, social and policy needs of diverse stakeholders and populations.
- Designs strategies using information technology to inform decisions and improve outcomes.
- Uses effective communication strategies with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
- Integrates principles and concepts of leadership in professional practice environments.
Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?
Excelsior College's Graduate Nursing program uses rubrics to assess academic achievement. Each of the eight program outcomes are measured by several core (phase I) nursing courses. When students complete all pre-requisite courses including the phase I courses, they become eligible to complete the Capstone course which is the final course in the NED program. The Capstone provides a means for students to integrate and synthesize knowledge gained throughout the curriculum (role development, research, communication, theory, cultural competence, and leadership) while functioning in roles of a graduate-level nursing practice. All students must successfully complete all pre-requisite courses before becoming eligible for the Capstone. All eight of the MS in nursing program outcomes are measured by the NUR502, NUR513, NUR531, and Capstone courses.
NUR502: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice focuses on nursing knowledge development that includes philosophies, theories, models, and concepts. Formal assessments such as online participation, a concept analysis, and terminology classification assignment provide opportunities for student to analyze and critique a variety of theories in nursing and related fields.
From January1 through December 31, 2011, ninety two percent (92%) of students are successful passing this course with a ‘B' or better.
NUR513: Research and Evidenced-based Practice focuses on the research process and the analysis and evaluation of research to integrate the best evidence into practice. The course emphasizes identification of generic and discipline-specific health care issues, synthesis of evidence and translation of research to support and inform practice. Formal assessments include an evidenced-based practice proposal and a research critique.
From January 1 through December 31, 2011, ninety four percent (94%) of students are successful passing this course with a ‘B' or better.
NUR531 Health Care Delivery Systems: Political, Social, and Economic Influences focuses on the impact of health care policy, organizational design, health care finance, historical and social trends and events pivotal in the development of health care delivery as it relates to a master's prepared nurse. Formal assessments include online participation, analysis of a healthcare delivery system, and the development of a model of care.
From January 1 through December 31, 2011, eighty six percent (86%) of students are successful passing this course with a ‘B' or better.
NUR670: The Nursing Education Capstone
The components of the Capstone including the development of an education project, an online seminar, a project presentation, and a leadership retreat provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills, and behaviors to real-life situations.
From January 1 through December 31, 2011, ninety eight percent (98%) of students are successful passing the Capstone with a ‘B' or better.