Program: Nursing (MS)
Date: Tue Sep 29, 2009 - 2:49:38 pm
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
In the table below, the Student Learning Outcomes are listed for the BS in Nursing, the MS in Nursing and the PhD in Nursing. These outcomes build upon each other.
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 settings||1. 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 care||3. 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.|
2) Where are your program's SLOs published?
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: All course objectives are on course syllabi and are directly linked to the overall SLO's listed on Q#1
Other: Accreditation documents
3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.
- File (03/16/2020)
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
Several SLO's were assessed this year when we undertook a curricular mapping project. The MS programs assessed the curriculum for the Essentials for MS programs content (AACN 1996). This assessment addressed the following MS SLO's.
A. Provider of Care 1. Engage in professional advanced nursing specialty practice for individuals, groups, and communities in a variety of settings & 2. Integrate concepts, theories, and research from nursing and related disciplines as a basis for expert judgments within a specialized area of practice.)
C. Member of the Profession3. Participate in the political process to improve quality of care.
D. Knowledge developer3. Identify advanced nursing specialty practice problems relevant to Research & 4.Critically analyze research findings to determine advanced nursing specialty practice implications.
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
|Tasks||Date||Sequence of Events|
|Graduate Core Content Review||March 2008||Program Directors (PD) and faculty teaching in their respective specialty areas compared the AACN MS Essential graduate core content outcome criteria to each of their courses based on the course objectives. Graduate Chair (GC) recommendation for additional graduate core content courses was – Research, Theory, Roles, and Health Policy. GC recommended that all graduate faculty teaching graduate courses analyze the AACN MS Essential graduate and APN core content outcome criteria with each of their courses based on the course objectives. GC also sought consultation with Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Associate Dean for Academics and the Accreditation Consultant, Dr. Arlene Spherhac. Informational session were held with Program Directors and graduate faculty on the AACN MS Essential graduate and APN core content requirements. The GC met with each graduate faculty to provide guidelines on how to fill out the graduate and APN core content template. The analysis took approximately 6 weeks. Graduate faculty who taught in the Graduate Program in summer 2008, fall 2008, spring 2009 reviewed their course objectives against the AACN graduate and APN core content outcome criteria.|
|Graduate Core Content and APN Core Content Review||March 2009||Initial analysis results of the theory, research, health policy, roles, and health promotion and disease prevention courses was shared with the PDs. Program Directors agreed and recommended to have research combined with theory and become a graduate core content course. The PDs also elected to have health policy as a graduate core content course.|
|Graduate Core Content and APN Core Content – Review and Recommendations||April 2009||PDs approved the following required graduate core content courses – Research and Theory (N620) (3 credits), Roles (N625), Health Policy (N609), and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (605). N733 (Care of Populations) eliminated and integrated into N605. N609 AACN outcome criteria integrated into N625. Students will be required to develop a formal portfolio system as a general core requirement of the MS in nursing program.|
|Graduate Core Content and APN Core Content – Recommendations to GC||May 2009||GC approved the PD recommendations. GC to communicate to faculty teaching N620, N609, N625, N605, N612, N613, and N629 to revise courses, complete UHM-2 forms, and revise pathway changes (if needed)|
|Revision of Graduate and APN Core Content Courses to GC||September 2009||Faculty teaching N620, N609, N625, N605, N612, N613, and N629 will bring revised courses, completed UHM-2 forms, and revised pathway changes (if needed) to GRADUATE CHAIREC for approval|
|Revised Graduate and APN Core Content Courses to Graduate Division||Early November 2009||GC will send to Graduate Division.|
|Specialty Competencies Review||September and October 2009||Graduate Faculty and PDs will complete a review of all specialty courses against national specialty competencies.|
|Specialty Competencies Review and Recommendations of Program Directors and Graduate Faculty||November 2009||Graduate Faculty and PDs will analyze and summarize the review and make recommendations. Program Directors will make recommendations to GC.|
|Specialty Competencies Review – Recommendations to GC||November, 2009||GC to communicate to PD recommendations to GC for approval|
|Revision of Specialty Courses to GC||Spring 2010||Faculty teaching specialty courses will bring revised courses, completed UHM-2 forms, and pathway changes (if needed) to GC for approval|
|Revised Specialty Courses to Graduate Division||April 2010||GC will send to Graduate Division|
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
10) Summarize the Actual Results
11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results
12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries
13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results
14) Reflect on the Assessment Process
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.
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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.
Student learning in the distance program is comparable to the on-campus program but provides students with the opportunity to take courses offered via distance and communicate with instructors and classmates via email/list serve or other web-based technology. Faculty members in the Advanced Nursing MS programs conduct site visits to all students in the programs including neighbor islands. There is no differentiation between the programs; all students (Oahu-based and neighbor island-based) participate in the same learning assessments and activities.