WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY NURSING PROGRAM
(Learning Outcomes for Educational Levels)
As students progress through the Nursing Program, they will advance to the next educational level by completing all courses of the previous level. At graduation, students will have demonstrated accomplishment of the Program Goals.
1. Sophomore Level Outcomes
a. Demonstrate caring behaviors in nursing.
b. Apply critical thinking in selected nursing care situations.
c. Analyze own communication patterns.
d. Develop awareness of own and others’ culture, values, and lifestyles.
e. Demonstrate beginning autonomy and accountability in the caregiver role.
2. Junior Level Outcomes
- Integrate caring behaviors into nursing care.
- Apply critical thinking to nursing care.
- Utilize goal directed communication skills.
- Integrate care strategies for diversity in cultures, values, and lifestyles.
- Demonstrate autonomy and accountability in the nursing roles of caregiver and advocate.
3. Senior Level Outcomes / Program Goals
1. Employ caring nursing interventions in nursing practice.
2. Employ critical thinking in making professional judgments and decisions.
3. Communicate effectively with others.
4. Demonstrate non-judgmental care for diverse cultures, values and lifestyles.
5. Grow and develop in the professional nursing roles of caregiver, care coordinator, advocate, and member of the profession.
REQUIRED PROGRAM OUTCOMES
1. NCLEX-RN Pass Rate – Percentage of graduates achieving satisfactory first-time scores on the professional licensure exams: ninety percent of graduates will pass NCLEX-RN on the first attempt.
2. Critical Thinking – Purposeful self-regulatory judgment which results in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, and explanation. Ninety percent of the second semester senior basic students demonstrate a minimum HESI score of 850 on the critical thinking category of the HESI exit exam; there will be an increase in California Critical Thinking Scores from entry into the Nursing Program to graduation.
3. Communication – The process of human relating. It is the sharing of information, thoughts, ideas and feelings that forms the basis for unfolding in human relationships. Ninety percent of the second semester senior basic students demonstrate a minimum HESI score of 850 on the communication core category of the HESI exit exam.
4. Caring Nursing Interventions – Caring modalities used by nurses to promote health of persons, groups, and communities. Ninety percent of the second semester senior basic students demonstrate a minimum HESI score of 850 on the therapeutics nursing intervention category of the HESI exit exam.
5. Graduation Rate – The number of percentage of students graduating from the Nursing Program within 3 years; seventy-five percent of students admitted as sophomore to the Nursing Program will graduate in three years.
6. Rates of Employment – Percentage of graduates seeking employment who are employed in nursing within six months of graduation. Ninety percent of graduates seeking employment are employed as registered professional nurses within six months of graduation.
7. Program Satisfaction – Graduates’ perceived level of satisfaction of the Nursing Program, including the educational environment, curriculum, policies, learning resources, and support services; seventy-five percent of students will evaluate program satisfaction as three or better on the Graduate Nurse Self-Evaluation.