Unit: Nursing
Program: Nursing (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Tue Sep 22, 2009 - 7:36:03 am

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

In the table below are the Student Learning Outcomes for the BS in Nursing, MS in Nursing, and PhD in Nursing programs. The SLO's are the basis for program evaluation.

 Department of Nursing Program OutcomesNOTE:  All program outcomes are cumulative expectations

A.    Provider of CareDefinition:  Advocate and provide high quality care to improve and maintain the health of a diverse society.
1.     Engage in professional nursing practice as a generalist for individuals, families, groups and community in a variety of settings.1.     Engage in professional advanced nursing specialty practice for individuals, groups, and communities in a variety of settings1.      Assume a leadership role in the development of clinical practice models to improve outcomes to meet health care needs of culturally diverse populations.
2.     Use critical thinking skills as a basis for making judgments for generalist nursing practice.2.     Integrate concepts, theories, and research from nursing and related disciplines as a basis for expert judgments within a specialized area of practice. 2.      Systematically investigate a clinically focused area of nursing to advanced health care in culturally diverse populations.
3.     Provide culturally competent nursing care.3.     Deliver an advanced practice level of nursing care or service appropriate for diverse cultures.
B.   Coordinator of CareDefinition:  Direct, supervise and collaborate with others to organize care.
1.     Identify leadership and management concepts involved in professional nursing practice.1.    Collaborate with individuals, groups, communities, colleagues, and interdisciplinary member to direct the delivery of quality, culturally competent advanced nursing specialty practice.1.      Assume a leadership role in conducting and using research findings and other health information to design and evaluate systems of care for culturally diverse populations.
2.     Use beginning leadership and management skills to coordinate the delivery of quality nursing care.
3.     Collaborate with individuals, groups, communities, colleagues and interdisciplinary health members to coordinate the delivery of care.
C.   Member of a ProfessionDefinition:  Advancing the profession through lifelong learning, participating in professional organizations and practicing in a confident, competent, compassionate and accountable manner.
1.     Demonstrate accountability for generalist legal scope of practice, professional standards of practice and professional code of ethics.1.     Demonstrate accountability for advanced nursing specialty’s legal scope of professional standards of practice and code of ethics. 1.      Develop educational programs that are accountable to the community of interest in preparation of professional nurses.
2.     Identify professional organizations that improve nursing practice.2.     Participate in professional organizations to establish policy and standards to refine advanced nursing specialty practice.2.      Lead efforts in professional organizations to develop policy and standards for nursing practice.
3.     Accept responsibility for lifelong learning.3.     Participate in the political process to improve quality of care3.      Assume a leadership role in the political process to improve the quality of health care and nursing education.
D.   Knowledge DeveloperDefinition:  Develop culturally appropriate clinical knowledge by examining, processing and disseminating knowledge to improve and maintain the health of a diverse society.
1.     Use  information technologies to manage and process data, information and knowledge.1.     Use information technologies for the management and processing of data, information, and knowledge to guide advanced nursing specialty practice.1.      Use information technologies to further nursing knowledge.
2.     Critically examine evidence-based sources and individual experience to make professional practice decisions.2.     Critically examine data-based sources and individual experience to make professional advanced nursing specialty decisions.2.      Critically examine data-based sources and individual experience to analyze and develop leadership strategies for dealing with social, ethical, cultural, economic and political issues related to nursing, health care and research.
3.     Identify generalist nursing practice problems amenable to research.3.     Identify advanced nursing specialty practice problems relevant to Research.3.      Develop and use existing and evolving knowledge to improve nursing education and practice.
4.     Critically analyze research findings to determine advanced nursing specialty practice implications.4.      Conduct research to improve and maintain the health of a diverse society.
Baccalaureate outcomes approved Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1/13/00)Masters and PhD outcomes approved Graduate Curriculum Committee (1/21/00)Approved Evaluation Committee (1/31/00)Reviewed Department of Nursinsg (3/30/00)

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL:
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: Specific course objectives that are linked directly to the BS in Nursing programs SLO's identified in Question #1 are on all course syllabus
Other: Accreditation Documents

3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)


5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

B. Coordinator of Care

2. Uses beginning leadership and management skills to coordinate the delivery of quality nursing  care

This SLO is assessed during the student's final semester in the N475 Complex Nursing Practice & N475L Complex Nursing Practice Lab courses. Students conduct a quality management project on the clinical units and they are evaluated by the agencies and faculty members

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

The goal of this activity was to assess student learning outcomes and the ability to apply concepts of quality management in real life workplace settings..

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

Student planed and implemented quality management projects in their clinical nursing setting. Two methods were used for assessment (1) a quality management paper and (2) oral presentation of the project and results. Both of these assignments were assessed with a standard rubric (rubric is available on request, unable to paste into this text box). The faculty member grades the written paper and the faculty member and clinical agency provide assessment of the quality of the oral presentation.

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

The results of the student papers and oral presentations are graded, using a standard rubric, by the course coordinator. Clinical agencies personnel (nurses and quality management staff) attend the oral presentation of these projects and assess student learning using a standard rubric

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

9. Two items (faculty and clinical agency grading rubric) from 50-60 students each semester.

10) Summarize the Actual Results

Students generally meet this SLO. They are provided guidance by the clinical agency and the faculty member throughout the planning and implementation process.

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

The results of student quality management projects are presented in oral format to the clinical agencies and to their peers and course faculty members in the classroom setting.

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

These two methods for assessing student learning on this SLO are effective.

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

These findings, along with others from the course are discussed in the course group meetings. If changes are needed, then the course coordinator implements changes to the course syllabi for the upcoming semester. This course is taught every semester to senior level nursing students the semester prior to graduation.

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

This is a very effective way to assess student learning. The students are assessed not only by faculty members, but also by practicing nurses in health care and community settings.

15) Other Important Information


16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.


17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.