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Nursing, BSN

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome 1 BSN BSN 1: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

BSN students apply a solid base of liberal education as the cornerstone for their nursing practice.
Objective 1 BSN students integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In 2019, 208 Kirkhof College of Nursing BSN pre-licensure students took the Critical Thinking Entrance Proctored Assessment upon entering the nursing program. The composite score among these students was 76% while the national mean was 68%.

Outcome 2 BSN BSN 2: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety

BSN students apply knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety to ensure the delivery of high quality health care.
Objective 2 BSN students demonstrate leadership and communication skills to effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
2018 Findings: Clinical Immersion Aggregated Average Percentage = 97.5% (N=203 BSN students from the traditional, second degree, and RN to BSN programs). This finding was 3.5 percentage points higher than the 2017 aggregated finding of 94% (N=199). This finding supports student ability to demonstrate leadership and communication skills to effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team.

2017 Status
Achieved
In 2017, the student learning outcome on basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety was met through the clinical immersion experience promoting student demonstration of leadership and communication skills to effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team.

2016 Status
Achieved
In 2016, the student learning outcome under basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety was met through the clinical immersion experience promoting student demonstration of leadership and communication skills to effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Slight percentage decrease in aggregated findings from 2018 to 2019 with performance just below the national benchmark range.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The 2018 aggregated finding were consistent with baseline measurements that were established from September 2017 to September 2018. In addition, 2018 findings were comparable to the national benchmark findings range for this time period.

Outcome 3 BSN BSN 3: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice

BSN students translate current evidence into their own professional nursing practice.
Objective 3 BSN students advocate for the protection of human subjects in the conduct of research.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
2019 Findings = 90.7% (N=161). In 2019, the student learning outcome under scholarship for evidence-based practice was met through student demonstration of the protection of human subjects in the conduct of research through advocacy.

2017 Status
Achieved
In 2017, the student learning outcome under scholarship for evidence-based practice was met through student demonstration of the protection of human subjects in the conduct of research through advocacy.

Outcome 4 BSN BSN 4: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology

BSN students apply knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology that are critical to the delivery of quality patient care.
Objective 1 BSN students demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
The 2019 finding of 92.14 (N=7) surpassed the target goal by 7 percentage points and conveyed RN to BSN student demonstration of skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.

Outcome 5 BSN BSN 5: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments

BSN students examine how healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system.
Objective 8 BSN students discuss the implications of healthcare policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The 2019 aggregated findings were in alignment with the national benchmark finding and slightly less (2.3 percentage points) than the baseline measurement from September 2017 to September 2018. This finding is representative of traditional and second degree BSN student performance.

Outcome 6 BSN BSN 6: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes

BSN students communicate and collaborate among healthcare professionals as a critical part of delivering high quality and safe patient care.
Objective 5 BSN students demonstrate appropriate team-building and collaborative strategies when working with interprofessional teams.

Outcome 7 BSN BSN 7: Clinical Prevention and Population Health

BSN students practice health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level to improve population health.
Objective 7 BSN students collaborate with other healthcare professionals and patients to provide spiritually and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease and injury prevention interventions.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
2018 findings = 97.88% (N = 203). This finding was consistent with the 2017 findings of 97%. The 2018 finding surpassed the target of 85%.

2017 Status
Achieved
In 2017, KCON BSN students demonstrated their ability to practice health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level to improve population health through their capstone project (N=198).

2016 Status
Achieved
In 2016, KCON BSN students demonstrated their ability to practice health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level to improve population health through the capstone project promoting collaboration with other healthcare professionals and patients to provide spiritually and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease and injury prevention interventions (N=217).

Outcome 8 BSN BSN 8: Professionalism and Professional Values

BSN students integrate professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice as fundamental to the discipline of nursing.
Objective 1 Objective 12: BSN students prevent unsafe, illegal, or unethical care practices.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This is the first reporting on this metric. The 2019 findings were 2.4 percentage points above the September 2017 through September 2018 baseline measurement. However, the findings were below the national benchmark as well as the internal target goal.

Outcome 9 BSN BSN 9: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

BSN graduates demonstrate ability to practice with patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments.
Objective 3 BSN graduates implement holistic, patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
In 2018, NCLEX-RN first time test-taker pass rates at KCON were higher than the national comparative benchmark and the State of Michigan benchmark. In addition, KCON findings exceeded the national and state requirements for performance on this metric. These findings demonstrate that KCON BSN graduates are able to implement holistic, patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all health care settings.

2017 Status
Achieved
KCON 2017 first time test-taker pass rates were within internal and external benchmark parameters and demonstrated achievement under the student learning outcome titled baccalaureate generalist nursing practice with regard to implementing holistic, patient centered care that.reflected an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings.

2016 Status
Achieved
The new NCLEX-RN test plan was administered in April of 2016. KCON 2016 first time test-taker pass rates were within benchmark parameters established by accrediting bodies and demonstrated achievement under the student learning outcome titled baccalaureate generalist nursing practice with regard to implementing holistic, patient-centered care that reflected an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings.