Nursing Program

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2015-2016)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Nursing Program the student will be able to:

  1. Model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice.
  2. Incorporate nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care within the context of the inter-professional health team.
  3. Make evidence-based nursing judgments in the delivery of safe, holistic nursing care.
  4. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities
  5. Practice relationship-centered communication and incorporate health technology as a member of the inter-professional team
  6. Advocate for a caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of Micronesian families and communities.
  7. Practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness.

What we worked on based on the SY 2013-2014 findings:

  1. We developed a student handbook for the Nursing program to serve as a guide for the students and their advisors for the student to enroll only in their required course and prerequisites at the right semester to maximize their grants.
  2. Although most of the students were passing their course requirements, most of them are on the lower end of the passing grade [C-]. We therefore worked to find enough funding to start and maintain a tutoring/mentoring service for the students.
  3. To further evaluate the knowledge acquired by the students every semester, more ATI testing kits were distributed to the students.

Result of the changes and improvements:

  1. With the student handbook, a majority of the students are now enrolled according to the program curriculum. There are less delays for the students since most of them have taken all the required prerequisite courses and presently enrolled in their core nursing courses according to the curriculum set.
  2. Tutoring services specifically for nursing students have started in the Spring 2015 semester. This service would help student improve learning, develop their skills further, and enhance a better understanding of their classes.
  3. Although we do not have enough data set to assess the true value of the testing kits on the students’ learning, in our initial assessment students claims that they learned more and became more confident in taking their exams after they get used to the ATI testing kits.

What we looked at:

The Nursing Program assessment focused on PSLO 2 and PSLO 7.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 2 should be able to model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice. Assessment of this course is based on their skills in developing a nursing care plan based on their assessment of the patient’s health status. The nursing care plan will show how they confront the patient’s issues within the legal and ethical boundaries of delivering quality care and safety. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 85% of students being able to demonstrate personal and professional nursing practice. Clinical skills check-off, clinical evaluation tools, and portfolios will be used.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 7 must be able to practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness. In this course, students were asked to do community health assessment and develop a control measure and prevention [primary prevention] activity that they will teach members of the community. Written report and oral presentation will be done at the end of the project.

What we found:

PSLO#2: Most of the students were able to model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice. A review of their nursing care plan and portfolio showed students were able to provide quality care to their patient and are within the accepted ethical and legal limits. During their clinical exposure, students performed their task and were well accepted by the patients in the ward.

NU 225:

Total number of students:

5

 

Number of students who passed:

5

 

Number of students who failed:

5

NU 135:

Total number of students:

8

 

Number of students who passed:

8

 

Number of students who failed:

0

PSLO#7: Most students were able practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems to promote family and community wellness. Students were able to do a health assessment on a community in Kolonia where they developed and delivered control measures on the identified health issues. The students also visited several elementary schools around Kolonia town, and delivered primary preventive activities for students, like the importance of physical activity, dental hygiene, and proper nutrition. These activities were done in collaboration with the Pohnpei Public Health division

NU 125:

Total number of students:

12

 

Number of students who passed:

12

 

Number of students who failed:

0

     

What are we planning to work on

  1. To enhance their clinical skills, students use the simulation laboratories to practice these skill sets; this requires more time in the lab and taking away time from their clinical exposure. We are planning to acquire more mannequins to be able to serve more students therefore using less lab time and more on their clinical exposure.
  2. Continue with the tutoring service making sure that there will be a continuous funding for the service.
  3. To accommodate our expanding program and plan to acquire more mannequins, we will be working on the expansion of our simulation lab and improve our classroom.
  4. Further strengthen the collaboration between the Health Sciences Division and the Pohnpei Health Services.

Recommendations for students:

A student must have a strong background in natural sciences ( Biology, anatomy and Physiology, microbiology)

Must have good math skills

Must have a strong reading comprehension and writing skills

Program Data Sheet
September 2016

Download PDF Version of the Data Sheet

Enrollment by Major and Campus

Major degree term Chuuk Kosrae National Pohnpei Yap students
Nursing AS Fall 2011   7 10 2 5 24
Nursing AS Fall 2012 1 10 26   2 39
Nursing AS Fall 2013   7 36 1   44
Nursing AS Fall 2014 3 6 3     12
Nursing(RN) AS Fall 2014 1 3 45     49
Nursing(PN) AS Fall 2015   7       7
Nursing(RN) AS Fall 2015 6 4 48 3 7 68
Nursing AS Spring 2011   3       3
Nursing AS Spring 2012   8 16   3 27
Nursing AS Spring 2013 1 8 22     31
Nursing AS Spring 2014 2 3 37 1   43
Nursing  AS Spring 2015 4 3 1 1   9
Nursing(PN) AS Spring 2015   1       1
Nursing(RN) AS Spring 2015 1 3 38 1   43
Nursing(PN) AS Spring 2016   2       2
Nursing(RN) AS Spring 2016 7 4 54 2 7 74

Credits by Major and Campus

Major degree term Chuuk Kosrae National Pohnpei Yap Credits
Nursing AS Fall 2011   85 132 26 76 319
Nursing AS Fall 2012 14 105 326   22 467
Nursing AS Fall 2013   76 471 12   559
Nursing AS Fall 2014 42 73 39     154
Nursing(RN) AS Fall 2014 12 26 564     602
Nursing(PN) AS Fall 2015   62       62
Nursing(RN) AS Fall 2015 74 33 623 36 71 837
Nursing AS Spring 2011   36       36
Nursing AS Spring 2012   80 202   28 310
Nursing AS Spring 2013 17 61 269     347
Nursing AS Spring 2014 23 25 416 12   476
Nursing AS Spring 2015 4 3 1 1   9
Nursing(PN) AS Spring 2015   1       1
Nursing(RN) AS Spring 2015 1 3 38 1   43
Nursing(PN) AS Spring 2016   13       13
Nursing(RN) AS Spring 2016 84 36 682 24 62 888

Credits by Program and Campus

Program term Chuuk Kosrae National Pohnpei Yap Credits
Nursing (AS) Fall 2012     65     65
Nursing (AS) Fall 2013     98     98
Nursing (AS) Fall 2014     169      
Nursing (AS) Fall 2015     122      
Nursing (AS) Spring 2012     64     64
Nursing (AS) Spring 2013     157     157
Nursing (AS) Spring 2014     94     94
Nursing (AS) Spring 2015     109      
Nursing-PN (AS) Spring 2016   25       25
Nursing-RN (AS) Spring 2016 84 24 662 44 62 876

Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned (averages)

Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned (averages) degree term credEnrollAvg credAttAvg credEarnAvg termGPAAvg
Nursing AS Fall 2011 13.3 9.9 8.1 2.34
Nursing AS Fall 2012 12.0 10.7 8.4 2.05
Nursing AS Fall 2013        
Nursing AS Fall 2014 12.4 696.0 8.9 2.05
Nursing AS Fall 2015 12.7 11.5 10.3 2.15
Nursing (RN) AS Fall 2015 11.9 11.0 9.8 2.44
Nursing AS Spring 2011 12.0 10.7 9.7 2.16
Nursing AS Spring 2012 11.5 9.6 8.6 2.42
Nursing AS Spring 2013 11.2 9.4 8.3 2.47
Nursing AS Spring 2014 11.1 9.0 7.6 2.36
Nursing AS Spring 2015 11.5 9.4 7.3 2.02
Nursing (PN) AS Spring 2016 6.5 4.5 3.0 0.50
Nursing (RN) AS Spring 2016 12.0 11.4 10.2 2.34

Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

Program term section enrollMax enrollment enrollRatio AvgClassSize
Nursing (AS) Fall 2011          
Nursing (AS) Fall 2012 4 95 17 17.9% 4.3
Nursing (AS) Fall 2013 3 60 22 36.7% 7.3
Nursing (AS) Fall 2014 5 100 34 34.0% 6.8
Nursing (AS) Fall 2015 5 100 26 26.0% 5.2
Nursing (AS) Spring 2011          
Nursing (AS) Spring 2012 5 50 15 30.0% 3.0
Nursing (AS) Spring 2013 7 140 52 37.1% 7.4
Nursing (AS) Spring 2014 6 120 33 27.5% 5.5
Nursing (AS) Spring 2015 3 70 23 32.9% 7.7
Nursing (AS) Spring 2016 3 60 28 46.7% 9.3

Persistence and Retention (new full time students)

MajorDescription degree New Students FT 2011_3 Students 2012_1 Students 2012_3 Persistence Spring 2012 Retention Fall 2012
Nursing AS 6 4 2 66.7% 33.3%
Major degree New FT Fall 2012 Persisted Spring 2013 Retained Fall 2013 Persistence Spring 2013 Retention Fall 2013
Nursing AS 5 5 5 100.0% 100.0%
Major degree New FT Fall 2013 Persisted Spring 2014 Retained Fall 2014 Persistence Spring 2013 Retention Fall 2014
Nursing AS 9 7 7 77.8% 77.8%
Major degree New FT Fall 2014 Persisted Spring 2015 Retained Fall 2015 Persistence Spring 2015 Retention Fall 2015
Nursing AS 9 10 6 111.1% 66.7%
Major degree New FT Fall 2015 Persisted Spring 2016 Retained Fall 2016 Persistence Spring 2016 Retention Fall 2016
Nursing AS 11 12   109.1% 0.0%

Course Completion & Withdrawals (Major)

Major degree term students ABCorP% ABCDorP% W%
Nursing AS Fall 2011 133 58.6% 70.7% 8.3%
Nursing AS Fall 2012 85 54.1% 62.4% 14.1%
Nursing AS Fall 2013 163 65.0% 78.5% 6.7%
Nursing AS Fall 2014 201 59.2% 69.2% 8.5%
Nursing AS Fall 2015 219 74.9% 75.63% 6.39%
Nursing AS Spring 2011 9 77.8% 88.9% 0.0%
Nursing AS Spring 2012 84 69.0% 73.8% 17.9%
Nursing AS Spring 2013 118 70.3% 74.6% 16.9%
Nursing AS Spring 2014 141 66.0% 70.9% 9.9%
Nursing AS Spring 2015 175 57.1% 75.5% 10.9%
Nursing (PN) AS Spring 2016 8 12.5% 25.0% 12.5%
Nursing (RN) AS Spring 2016 247 77.7% 83.4% 4.0%

Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

Program term students ABCorP% ABCDorP% W%
Nursing (AS) Fall 2011 17 88.2% 88.2% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Fall 2012 17 88.2% 88.2% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Fall 2013 22 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Fall 2014 35 85.7% 91.4% 2.9%
Nursing (AS) Fall 2015 26 80.8% 92.3% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Spring 2011 9 77.8% 88.9% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Spring 2012 22 59.1% 63.6% 31.8%
Nursing (AS) Spring 2013 56 91.1% 91.1% 7.1%
Nursing (AS) Spring 2014 33 72.7% 75.8% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Spring 2015 26 80.8% 92.3% 0.0%
Nursing (AS) Spring 2016 28 85.7% 89.3% 0.0%

Graduates

Major degree AY2010/11 AY2011/12 AY2012/13 AY2013/14 AY2014/15 AY2015/16
Nursing (PN) AS 0 0 0   1  
Nursing (RN) AS         7  

Graduate Rates

Major degree Cohort cohort Graduation Rate 100% Graduation Rate 150% Graduation Rate 200%
Nursing AS Fall 2011 FT 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Nursing AS Fall 2012 FT 5 0.0% 0.0%  
Nursing AS Fall 2013 FT 9 0.0% 0.0%  

 

  • "Program" information is based on Dickeson's concept of a "program" as expending resoruces and is linked to courses owned by a program from TracDat
  • Graduation rates are based on Fall new students(full time) cohorts that are tracked at 100%, 150%, and 200%
  • Retention rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following fall semester
  • Persistence rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohrots who return the following spring semester

Program Review (National Campus)

AP Full Official:Associate of Science in Nursing

Campus: National Campus

Completed by: Paul Dacanay

AP Review Submission Date:March 2014

AR Review Cycle: 2011- 2013

  1. Program Mission

    To educate students to serve the health care needs of the people of Micronesia as certified nursing assistant, practical nurses, and associate degree nurses in community based health care sites, across the Federated States of Micronesia

  2. Program Goals

    1. Model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice.
    2. Incorporate nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care within the context of the inter-professional health team.
    3. Make evidence-based nursing judgments in the delivery of safe, holistic nursing care.
    4. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
    5. Practice relationship-centered communication and incorporate health technology as a member of the inter-professional team.
    6. Advocate for a caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of Micronesian families and communities.
    7. Practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness.
  3. Program History

    The Nursing program constitutes an academic response to the health staff situation in Micronesia and has taken account the current academic realities of the region. There has been a recognized chronic shortage of health workers coupled by the marked under-training of those workers, who have, in large part, learnt through "on-the-job" training, frequently from predecessors also trained "on-the-job".

    The college added the Nursing Program to its program offerings in Fall of 2009.

  4. Program Descriptions

    The Nursing program is a multi-entry, multi exit program that prepares practical nurses and registered nurses with the theoretical and clinical foundations for educational and career mobility in nursing, including advanced placement for currently licensed practical nurses. The Associates of Science degree prepares nurses with the fundamentals to articulate into baccalaureate and masters degree education. The program prepares graduates to practice nursing in a variety of health care settings in the Pacific Islands. The core-competencies integrate evidence based practice with health promotion, acute, and chronic care of individuals across the lifespan, families, villages and communities. The emphasis on culture and caring is adapted from the work of American Indian tribal college nursing program.

  5. Program Admission Requirements

    Certificate of Achievement or Completion as a Nursing Assistant or
    a "Pass" on a written Nursing Assistant validation test (80%) and skills test (100%) and medical terminology test (80%)

    AND

    Demonstration of computer literacy skills (CA 100 or equivalent)

    AND
    Completion of all nursing prerequisites with a grade of "C" or better

  6. Program Degree Requirements

    Total credit required:    72-82 Credits

    General Education Core requirements: (24 credits)

    EN 120a: Expository Writing I (3)
    EN 120b: Expository Writing II (3)
    PH 109: Math for Health Science or
    MS 100: College Algebra (3)
    SC 122a : Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4)
    SC 122b: Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4)
    SC 180 Microbiology with Lab (4)
    PH 131: Food and Nutrition in the Lifecycle (3) or
    PH 231: Food and Nutrition and Lifestyle Disease (3) or
    SC 112: Introduction to Human Nutrition (3)

    General Education Courses During the Program: (10 credits)
    ED/PH 201: Human Growth and Development (3)
    SS 150: History of Micronesia (3)
    Exercise Sports Science Course (1)
    Humanities (3)

    Major Course Requirements: (38 credits)

    NU 123: Writing Research in Nursing Lab (1)
    NU 125: Health Promotion in Nursing with Lab (7)
    NU 133: Pharmacology (3)
    NU 134: Pathophysiology (3)
    NU 135: Health and Illness in Nursing I with Lab (7)
    NU 225: Health and Illness in Nursing II with Lab (7)
    NU 235: Health and Illness in Nursing III with Lab (7)
    NU 245: Leadership in Clinical Practice Capstone (3)

    Major Course Electives: (10 credits)

    NU 121: Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing I (2)
    NU 122: Math Skills in Nursing I (2)
    NU 131: Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing II (2)
    NU 132: Math Skills in Nursing II (2)
    NU 221 Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing III (2)
    NU 222: Math Skills in Nursing III (2)
    NU 231: Study and Test taking Skills in Nursing IV (2)
    NU 246: NCLEX RN Prep (3)

  7. Program Courses and Enrollment

    Course Number of section/s Course Enrollment Section fill-rates
    NU 121: Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing I 3 18 30.0%
    NU 122: Math Skills in Nursing I 3 21 35.0%
    NU 123: Writing Research in Nursing with Lab 3 19 31.6%
    NU 125: Health Promotion in Nursing with Lab 3 20 33.3%
    NU 132: Math Skills in Nursing II 1 2 10.0%
    NU 133: Pharmacology 3 20 33.3%
    NU 134: Pathophysiology 2 9 22.5%
    NU 135: Health and Illness in Nursing I 1 8 40.0%
  8. Program Faculty

    Instructor Position Degrees Held Status
    Paul Dacanay Division Chair
    Assistant Professor
    Doctor of Medicine
    Bachelor of Science Degree Major in Biology
    Full time Faculty
           
    Kathleen Benjamin Instructor Masters in Public Health
    Registered Nurse
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Full time Faculty
           
    Rudelyn Dacanay Instructor Registered Nurse
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Full time Faculty
           
    Mitsuko Miyai Instructor Masters in Public Health
    Registered Nurse
    Part-time Instructor
  9. Program Indicators

    1. Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

    Target Outcome:
    Nursing students demonstrated self-awareness of personal and workplace actions based on the role of the nursing assistant & practical nurse, core nursing values, standards of practice and ethical-legal principles

      Data Source
          Class Record, peer evaluation

      Analysis:
          Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students receiving a C grade or higher.

    Target Outcome:
    Nursing students communicate effectively, using interpersonal, documentation, and technology both in the class & clinical sites?

      Data Source
          Coordinator & instructor records

      Analysis:
          Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students receiving a C grade or higher

    2. Assessment of program student learning outcomes

    Associates of Science Degree in Nursing
    What we looked at:
    The Nursing Program assessment focused on PSLO 1.

    Students who are taking courses related to PSLO1 presents a report at the end of the term and these are graded based on a clinical evaluation tools and skills check off. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students receiving a C grade or higher.

    What we found:
    PSLO #1:
       Students must demonstrate knowledge about legal-ethical principles and safe and quality nursing practice.
        NU 125
          Total number of students    9
            No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    9
           Number of students who failed    0
       NU 135
           Total number of students    8
           No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    8
           Number of students who failed   0

    3. Program enrollment

    Program Term Sections Maximum Enrollment Enrollment Enrollment Ratio Enrollment Average
    Associate of Science in Nursing Fall 2011 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0%
    Spring 2012 5 100 22 22.0% 4.4
    Fall 2012 4 80 17 21.5% 4.5
    Spring 2013 7 140 56 40.0% 8.0
    Fall 2013 3 60 22 36.6% 7.3

    4.Course Completion Rate

    Course completion rate were based on passing a course with a grade of ABC or D.

    As noted in the trend of enrollment, there was a low course completion rate and high withdrawal rate. This is due to the fact that most students enrolled in the program then later on was notified that they do not have enough scholarship grants to continue and thus withdraw. Steps was taken to advise students in enrolling only for courses needed by the program.

    Program Term Course Number of Students Passing Rate Withdrawals
    Associate of Science in Nursing Fall 2011        
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
    - 0 0.0% 0.0%
     
    Spring 2012 NU 121 5 60.0% 40.0%
    NU 122 5 60.0% 40.0%
    NU 123 2 50.0% 50.0%
    NU 125 3 66.7% 33.3%
    NU 133 7 71.4% 14.3%
     
    Fall 2012 NU 121 3 100% 0.0%
    NU 122 3 100.0% 0.0%
    NU 123 4 75.0% 0.0%
    NU 125 7 85.7% 0.0%
     
    Spring 2013 NU 121 10 80.0% 10.0%
    NU 122 13 92.3% 7.7%
    NU 123 13 92.3% 7.7%
    NU 125 10 90.0% 10%
    NU 132 2 100% 0.0%
    NU 133 5 100.0% 0.0%
    NU 134 3 100.0% 0.0%
     
    Fall 2013 NU 133 8 100.0% 0.0%
    NU 134 6 100.0% 0.0%
    NU 135 8 100.0% 0.0%

    5. Success rates on licensing or certification exams

    There is no current licensing or certification examination for Public health at FSM.

    6. Graduation Rate

    The first group of students to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing is scheduled in Fall 2014

    7. Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

    There are no duplicated or redundant courses for Public Health

    8. Students' satisfaction rate

    No data is currently available

    9. Alumni data

    No present data available

    10. Employment data and employer feedback

    No data is currently available

    11. Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC)

    No data is currently available

    12. Transfer Rate

    No data is currently available

  10. Analysis and Recommendation

    Low enrollment rate

    The AS in Nursing is on their 2th year and there is a slow increase in the number of students declaring Nursing as their major.

    Recommendation:

    Undertake a more aggressive recruitment and information drive activities. This should be done in all FSM States once every academic year.

    Recruitment of HCOP graduates to enroll in the program since most of these students already fulfilled the needed pre-requisite courses

    High number of withdrawal rate

    The high number of withdrawal was due to lack of Pell credit grants available for continuing students. Most of these students would enroll full-time in Nursing program and would later found out they do not have enough credits left in their grant and they do not have any other scholarship grants available for them.

    The program is relatively new and most students enrolled are those who usually have 2 or more major on their record.

    Recommendation:

    Good academic advisement prior as to what courses should be taken since the program requires a lot of credit to be filled.

    Encourage student to enroll only in courses needed by the program. E

    Improvement of Program and course assessment

    In addition to the present program and course assessment strategy, a comprehensive assessment/exam to evaluate the overall knowledge/skills the students gained should be done. Starting SY 2014, a comprehensive exam will be given to students every after the semester and contents will be based on their level.

 

 

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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