B.S. Nursing – Written Communication (2013-2014)

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

YES, “Goals for Student Learning in the Major”

Published where? (website)

Nursing webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2013-2014: Written Communication)?

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)

NUR 457 – Collaborative Health Care, Leadership, and Management

Assignment

Students will assess community health needs and develops a plan of action (including budget and proposal)

Type of Student Artifact

Formal 15-20 page project report in APA format

Rubric or other instrument

GE Written Communication Rubric

Data (measurement of the competency)

Tables of scores for 2 readers of 13 final papers are included below.

The 13 sample papers from NURS 457L were end of term, group project reports on the implementation of a project with an agency in the community. Included in the final report was the proposal for the project and literature review. The assessment results show that the majority of the papers were at an advanced or competent level. There were none assessed to be at the Emerging or beginning level. Papers scored at a 3 or 4 on with an average. The highest score of 3.96 was in the content section followed by the line of reasoning at 3.92. Organization scored a mean of 3.88 and the lowest score was in Language at 3.76. This suggests that most BSN nursing majors have strong written skills in all areas.

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

Based on these scores, we conclude that the scores were at the competency (100%) level (n=13). Further breakdown reveals that there were 62% that even exceeded the competency level at the Advanced level and while 35% were at the competent level. The department will continue to support students for their future work.

Date of Last Program Review

2004

Link: MEMORADUM OF UNDERSTANDING – 2004 PROGRAM REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Last accreditation: 2007