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Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

 

  1. Demonstrate evidence based, outcome focused nursing care while maintaining a culture of safety.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the major regulatory agencies impact on patient care quality, workplace safety, and the scope of nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrate adherence to professional and ethical standards with attention to diversity,
  4. Demonstrate clinical judgment and accountability for patient outcomes when collaborating with other health care team members.

These learning outcomes are directly measured through the following methods:

  1. Formative and summative faculty developed assessments for all courses, simulation labs, and clinical courses throughout the BSN program. Course faculty report student performance on related BSN Course Evaluation forms at the end of each semester.
  2. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Content Mastery online assessments to assess student mastery of concepts linked to the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the following student learning outcomes and related courses:
    • SLO #1 – NUR 3145, NUR 3355, NUR 3535, NUR 3829C, NUR 4227, and NUR 4636
    • SLO #2 – NUR 3145, NUR 3535, NUR 3833, and NUR 4636
    • SLO #3 – NUR 3535, NUR 3829C, and NUR 4455
    • SLO #4 – NUR 3535, NUR 3829C, and NUR 4455
  3. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN Comprehensive Predictor online assessment taken in the last semester of the BSN program to determine a student’s preparedness for success on the NCLEX-RN.
  4. Preceptor Assessment of Student Performancein NUR 4849L.
  5. Annual Pass Rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

These Learning outcomes are indirectly measured through  the following methods:

  1. Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) Undergraduate Exit Assessment administered in the last semester of the BSN program to determine students’ perceptions of meeting student learning outcomes and overall program effectiveness.
  2. Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) Undergraduate Alumni Assessment administered one year after completion of the BSN program to determine the students’ perceptions of meeting student learning outcomes and overall program effectiveness.

 

Communication Skills

 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use interdisciplinary communication effectively through written, oral, and technological methods.
  2. Demonstrate application of technologies that support safe patient care.

These learning outcomes are directly measured through the following methods:

  1. Formative and summative faculty developed assessments for all courses, simulation labs, and clinical courses throughout the BSN program.
  2. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Content Mastery online assessments to assess student mastery of concepts linked to the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the following student learning outcomes and related courses:
    • SLO #1 – NUR 3535, NUR 3833, and NUR 4636
    • SLO #2 – NUR 3833
  3. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN Comprehensive Predictor online assessment taken in the last semester of the BSN program to determine a student’s preparedness for success on the NCLEX-RN.
  4. Preceptor Assessment of Student Performancein NUR 4948L.
  5. Annual Pass Rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

These learning outcomes are indirectly measured through the following methods:

  1. Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) Undergraduate Exit Assessment administered in the last semester of the BSN program to determine students’ perceptions of meeting student learning outcomes and overall program effectiveness.
  2. Education Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) Undergraduate Alumni Assessment administered one year after completion of the BSN program to determine the students’ perceptions of meeting student learning outcomes and overall program effectiveness.
Critical Thinking Skills

 

  1. Demonstrate the application of critical thinking to nursing practice issues.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use principles of information literacy to retrieve, synthesize, and disseminate results of scholarly work.

These learning outcomes are directly measured through the following methods:

  1. Formative and summative faculty developed assessments for all courses, simulation labs, and clinical courses throughout the BSN program.
  2. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Content Mastery online assessments to assess student mastery of concepts linked to the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the following student learning outcomes and related courses:
    • SLO #1 – NUR 3145, NUR 3355, NUR 3829C, NUR 3833, NUR 4227, NUR 4455, and NUR 4636
    • SLO #2 – NUR 3833
  3. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN Comprehensive Predictor online assessment taken in the last semester of the BSN program to determine a student’s preparedness for success on the NCLEX-RN.
  4. Preceptor Assessment of Student Performancein NUR 4948L.
  5. Annual Pass Rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

These learning outcomes are indirectly measured through the following methods:

  1. Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) Undergraduate Exit Assessment administered in the last semester of the BSN program to determine students’ perceptions of meeting student learning outcomes and overall program effectiveness.
  2. Education Benchmarking Inc. (EBI) Undergraduate Alumni Assessment administered one year after completion of the BSN program to determine the students’ perceptions of meeting student learning outcomes and overall program effectiveness.