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Nursing, MSN

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome 1 MSN MSN 1: Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities

MSN students integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
Objective 1 MSN students integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
KCON MSN students in 2018 were within internal benchmark parameters (100% 2018); indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating master’s level nursing practice.

Outcome 2 MSN MSN 2: Organizational and Systems Leadership

MSN students apply organizational and systems leadership to promote high quality and safe patient care that emphasizes ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective.
Objective 2 MSN students assume a leadership role in effectively implementing patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team using effective communication (scholarly writing, speaking, and group interaction) skills.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
KCON MSN students in 2018 were within internal benchmark parameters (95% n=24); indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating master’s level nursing practice.

Outcome 3 MSN MSN 3: Quality Improvement and Safety

MSN students apply methods, tools, performance measures, and standards to demonstrate quality principles within an organization.
Objective 3 MSN students direct quality improvement methods to promote culturally responsive, safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.

Outcome 4 MSN MSN 4: Translating and Integrating Scholarship Into Practice

MSN students apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as change agents, and disseminates results.
Objective 4 MSN students generate meaningful evidence for nursing practice through rigorous critique of evidence derived from databases.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The overall score for 2018 was 98%. This score exceeded the target by 8%. Strong performance continues.

Outcome 5 MSN MSN 5: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies

MSN students apply patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care and use communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care.
Objective 5 MSN students analyze current and emerging technologies to support safe practice environments as well as to optimize patient safety, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.

Outcome 6 MSN MSN 6: Health Policy and Advocacy

MSN students intervene at the system level through the policy development process and employ advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
Objective 6 MSN students advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing.

Outcome 7 MSN MSN 7: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes

MSN students participate as members and leaders of interprofessional teams; communicating, collaborating, and consulting with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care.
Objective 7 MSN students apply collaborative strategies in the design, coordination, and evaluation of patient-centered care.

Outcome 8 MSN MSN 8: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health

MSN students apply and integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
Objective 8 MSN students design and deliver evidence based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies that address broad ecological, global, and social determinants of health.

Outcome 9 MSN MSN 9: Master’s-Level Nursing Practice

MSN graduates demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice.

Objective 9 MSN graduates apply information and communication technologies to advance patient education, enhance accessibility of care, analyze practice patterns, and improve healthcare outcomes, including nurse sensitive outcomes.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
KCON first time test takers 2018 were within internal and external benchmark parameters; indicating strong performance in demonstrating masters level nursing practice.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The overall score was 2.5% lower than our target; however, the overall percentage was 17.5% above the national comparative benchmark in 2017 and 10.5% over the national proficiency benchmark in the same year; indicating strong performance in demonstrating masters level nursing practice.