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In a continued effort to evaluate quality and improve results, the BSN Coordinating Committee (BSNCC) is responsible for evaluation of the BSN degree program. BSNCC works in conjunction with Academic Services (AS) to assess student competency upon entry into the program, at the end of the first year of the program, at the end of the final year of the program, and one year following graduation. Multiple sources of evaluation data are used, including students, faculty, graduates, and work supervisors of graduates. BSNCC reviews program evaluation data annually, assessing outcomes of students who complete the program against specific benchmarks, and when indicated, appoints work groups to address areas of desired curricular change.

The three main components of BSN program evaluation are:

  1. Student Progress
    1. Grades in Courses
    2. Weekly level faculty meetings: connected teaching
    3. Clinical evaluations every quarter: mid-term and final
    4. Essentials Behaviors documented completed each quarter in clinical courses
    5. Student-related issues discussion by BSNCC on quarterly basis
  2. Formative Evaluation
    1. Weekly faculty level meetings
    2. BSNCC monthly meetings
    3. BSNCC reports from level meetings and student representatives
    4. Annual BSNCC retreat to review gaps and overlaps and other curricular issues
    5. Course evaluations by students and peer faculty
  3. Summative Evaluation
    1. Curriculum changes brought to BSNCC and all faculty meetings as needed
    2. End clinical evaluation for transition in practice course
    3. NCLEX first time pass rate
    4. Program Evaluation Tools, designed to measure specific outcomes related to the program's goals:
      1. Entry to Junior Year Survey
      2. End of Junior Year Survey
      3. End of Senior Year Survey
      4. Alumnus Survey
      5. Supervisory Colleague Survey