Program Assessment

Department Assessment Plan 2011-2012 Academic YearAssessment image

The Department of Nursing maintains an assessment plan for its academic programs. The results are submitted in yearly reports to the University Assessment Committee. The program assessment plans are available through the link below:

MSN Assessment Plan (pdf)

Curriculm Map MSN (pdf)


Assessment of Student Learning

The Department of Nursing assesses MSN student learning based on seven learning outcomes.
The assessment plan includes the following direct and indirect measures:

  • Direct measures such as comprehensive examination, term papers, clinical evaluation score, capstone/ thesis /project and national certification examination.
  • Indirect measures include student exit survey, alumni and employers' surveys.

The assessments of student Learning are available through the links below:

Program Student Learning Outcomes for MSN (pdf)
Assessment Plan Revised form 201BC May 6, 2013 (pdf)
Systematic Program Evaluation plan (pdf)

Teaching Effectiveness

Faculty use formal and informal assessments in the classroom to improve their instruction. The department chair and peers evaluate the classroom teaching effectiveness of faculty. In addition students are encouraged to complete course evaluations for each instructor at the end of the semester through the Cougar Connect portal. These evaluations are reviewed by the respective faculty, and the department chair. Results from the students, peers and chair evaluations are used to improve the faculty teaching effectiveness within the department .Examples of tools used to evaluate teaching effectiveness are available through the links below:

Chair Evaluation of Faculty Teaching Form (pdf)
Peer Evaluation of Faculty Teaching Form (pdf)
Students' Course Evaluation Form (pdf)

Department Effectiveness

Department of Nursing effectiveness is evaluated using the College of Health Sciences key performance indicators (KPIs) such as number of students enrolled, retention and graduation rates, number of graduates produced, number of students participating in service learning and faculty scholarship productivity. The data on department effectiveness are available through the links below:

Examples of Findings and Evidence Based Actions

The data on examples of findings and evidence based actions are available through the links below:  


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