B.S. Nursing – Information Literacy

Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?

Yes, “Goals for Student Learning in the Major”

Published where? (website)

BSN Student Handbook

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2015-2016: Information Literacy)?

Communicates effectively with healthcare providers and consumers in order to assess plan, implement and evaluate health care.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

NURS 410


Windshield Survey

Type of Student Artifact

Formal paper in APA format

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubrics for Written Communication and Information Literacy

Data (measurement of the competency)

Tables of scores for 3 readers of 8 final papers are included below.
The paper was a report on the community health of a location which included a plan of action for health problems found. The assessment results show that the majority of papers were at a competent level. When evaluated between the 3 readers, none were found to be at the advanced level, and only 1 was at the emerging level but. The highest score between the 3 readers was 3.73 in the written communication section and 3.63 in the information literacy section. The highest mean score between 3 readers was 3.71 and the highest mean score between 3 readers was 3.61. Of the 8 papers, there were 5 overall average between 3 readers scores between 3.5 and 3.00 on and 1 lower than 3.00 for Written Communication. There were 4 overall averages between 3 readers scores between 3.5 and 3.00 on and2 lower than 3.00 for Information Literacy. This suggests that most BSN nursing majors have competent written skills.

Evaluator Tabular Data

Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)

The department will continue to support students for their future work. Continued emphasis needs to be on proper use and documentation of sources.

Date of Last Program Review


Nursing MOU