Nursing

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2013-2014)

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.

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we looked at:

The Nursing Program assessment focused on PSLO 1. Listed below are the results for the PSLO.

What we found:

PSLO#1: Students must demonstrate knowledge about legal-ethical principles and safe and quality nursing practice. Assessment through clinical evaluation tools and skills check offs. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students receiving a C grade or higher.

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

What are we planning to work on

A comprehensive assessment/exam to evaluate the overall knowledge/skill the students gained will be done. A Comprehensive Exam will be given to students every after the semester and contents will be based on their level.

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
Spring 2014

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

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



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

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



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)

Spring 2012

 

 

64

 

 

64

Nursing (AS)

Spring 2013

 

 

157

 

 

157

Nursing (AS)

Spring 2014

 

 

94

 

 

94



Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned(averages)

Major

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

12.7

11.5

10.3

2.15

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



Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

Program

Term

Section

EnrollMax

Enrollment

EnrollRatio

AvgClassSize

Nursing (AS)

Fall 2012

4

95

17

17.9%

4.3

Nursing (AS)

Fall 2013

3

60

22

36.7%

7.3

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



Persistence and Retention (new full time students)

Major Description

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 2014

Retention Fall 2014

Nursing

AS

9

7

 

77.8%

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

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%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

Program

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Nursing (AS)

Fall 2012

17

88.2%

88.2%

0.0%

Nursing (AS)

Fall 2013

22

100.0%

100.0%

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%



Graduates

Major

Degree

AY2010/11

AY2011/12

AY2012/13

Nursing

AS

0

0

0



Graduate Rates

Major

Degree

Cohort

New Full Students

Graduation Rate 100%

Graduation Rate 150%

Graduation Rate 200%

Nursing

AS

Fall 2008 FT

 

 

 

 

Nursing

AS

Fall 2009 FT

 

 

 

 

Nursing

AS

Fall 2010 FT

 

 

 

 

Nursing

AS

Fall 2011 FT

 

 

 

 

  • "Program" information is based on Dickerson'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) cohorts 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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