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Master's in Nursing / Registered Nurse to MS in Nursing (RN-MS)

Student Learning Program Outcomes (2016-2017)

  1. Function as a leader and change agent to promote holistic patient-centered care and population health.

  2. Translate evidence to develop health care practices in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society.

  3. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines that are essential for nursing judgment and practice.

  4. Integrate specialty practice knowledge to enhance interprofessional collaboration, inform decisions, and improve outcomes.

  5. Exemplify professional values and standards, best practices, and the commitment to lifelong learning in the role of the master’s-prepared nurse.

  6. Implement the role of master’s-prepared nurse as part of the interprofessional team.

  7. Integrate scholarship, a spirit of inquiry, and innovation to support nursing excellence.

Assessment of Student Learning Program Outcomes

Student learning outcomes within each nursing requirement support students' achievement of the seven learning program outcomes of the Master of Science and Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing programs. Students must pass all requirements to graduate from a program. The achievement of student learning program outcomes is assessed through direct and indirect methods and various measures.

Direct Methods for MS/RN-MS in Nursing

Presented below are the measures and results of direct assessment efforts that best reflect students’ achievement of each student learning program outcome (SLPO) between Summer 2016 and Spring 2017.

Direct Methods for MS/RN-MS in Nursing Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems Competencies

Presented below are the measures and results of direct assessment efforts that best reflect students' achievement of each competency related to Leadership and Administration of Health Care Systems specialty practice knowledge between Summer 2016 and Spring 2017.

Direct Methods for MS/RN-MS in Nursing Education Competencies

Presented below are the measures and results of direct assessment efforts that best reflect students' achievement of each competency related to Nursing Education specialty practice between Summer 2016 and Spring 2017.

Direct Methods for MS/RN-MS in Nursing Informatics Competencies

Presented below are the measures and results of direct assessment efforts that best reflect students' achievement of each each competency related to Nursing Informatics specialty practice between Summer 2016 and Spring 2017.

Indirect Methods

Alumni surveys are administered upon graduation and one year post-graduation. With alumni permission, surveys are administered to their supervisors one year post-graduation. New student learning program outcomes (SLPOs) were approved by the faculty in July 2014 and phased into nursing requirements beginning with the Fall 2014 trimester. The Exit Survey was updated in August 2015, and the One-year Survey and Supervisor Survey were updated August 2016 to offer students one year of exposure to the new SLPOs before surveying.

Goal: The expected level of achievement for the Exit alumni survey is an average of 5.0 or higher on a 6.0 scale.

For informational purposes only, graduates between July 2016 through June 2017 (n=150), who responded to the Exit Survey (n=62, response rate=41.3%), indicated high levels of achievement across all SLPOs.

Assessment of Program Outcomes

Completion of the MS in Nursing Program

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to be completed at your own pace; however, students are required to complete all degree requirements within seven years of enrollment. The average time to completion for part-time students is three years. Approximately 45% of students who were new to Excelsior College and enrolled between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 completed the program within 9 trimesters (3 years) of attempting their first nursing requirement.

Completion of the RN-MS in Nursing Program

The RN to MS in Nursing program is designed to be completed at your own pace; however, students are required to complete all degree requirements within twelve years of enrollment. The average time to completion for part-time students is 4.7 years. Approximately 62% of students who were new to Excelsior College and enrolled between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 completed the program within 18 trimesters (6 years) of attempting their first nursing component requirement.

Job Placement Rates

Based on responses to the one-year alumni survey between July 2015 and June 2016 (n=162, response rate=20.4%), 91% of graduates indicated full-time employment in the field of nursing, with at least 67% of those employed working within their degree specialization.

 

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