Nursing Assistant

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2014-2015)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOS)

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

  1. Demonstrate self-awareness of personal and workplace actions based on the role of the nursing assistant, core nursing values, lifelong learning, standards of practice, and ethical-legal principles.
  2. Communicate effectively using interpersonal, documentation, and technology skills.
  3. Provide a safe, caring, culturally relevant and therapeutic environment to improve patient/client care outcomes in a variety of settings.
  4. Use medical terminology and abbreviations accurately to report patient/client health status and interpret nursing care plans.
  5. Report basic health observations and prioritize deviations in patient/client health.
  6. Organize and safely provide basic nursing care to individuals across the lifespan under the supervision of a professional or practical nurse.
  7. Participate in basic wellness care of individuals in primary care and public health settings

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

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

  1. The CNA Program has started to implement the ATI testing kits for each students which is a adaptive learning system to assist students in preparing with what they need to know in their courses
  2. Low enrollment rate
  3. Improvement of program student learning

Result of the changes and improvements:

  1. ATI kits were distributed to 5 students initially. There is still not enough data to work on and compare student performances at this stage.
  2. The program, through AHEC and AHEC state coordinators, have been recruiting students from high school and promoting the health careers available at the college. This resulted in an increase enrollment for the program and started offering the courses at Yap and Chuuk campus.
  3. The program had started the tutoring service specifically for the nursing students to improve their learning quality and better understanding of their courses. Student handbook was developed to guide the students in the program as to which courses should be taken

What we looked at (SY 2014-2015):

The Nursing Program assessment focused on PSLO 1 and PSLO 3.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 1 should be able to demonstrate self-awareness of personal and workplace actions based on the role of the nursing assistant, core nursing values, lifelong learning, standards of practice, and ethical-legal principles. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to show self awareness of personal and workplace action when given case scenarios and subjected to simulation training. Assessment will be bases on skills checklist and clinical evaluation tools.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 3 must be able to use medical terminology and abbreviations accurately to report patient/client health status and interpret nursing care plans. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to present a nursing care plan that shows the use of proper medical terminology

What we found:

PSLO#1: Students were able to demonstrate knowledge about legal-ethical principles and safe and quality nursing practice.
NU 101:Total number of students: 25
Number of students who passed: 23

PSLO#3: Students were able to use medical terminology and abbreviations accurately to report patient/client health status and interpret nursing care plans.
NU 100: Total number of students: 32
Number of students who passed: 25

What we are planning to work on:

Tutoring services will be enhanced to help student develop skills in using medical terminology and proper pronunciation of these terms

Assess the effectiveness of the ATI testing kits on student learning. If this intervention improves learning then more students should receive these kits

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

AP Full Official

Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Achievement as a Nursing Assistant

Campus

Yap

AP Review Submission Date

October 2016

Completed by

Joy Guarin

AR Review Cycle

Fall 2014-Spring 2016

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of these certificates, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate personal and workplace actions based on core nursing values, professional standards of practice, and the law.
2. Provide basic nursing care to individuals with diverse health needs and in a variety of health care settings.
3. Provide a safe, caring, and culturally respectful therapeutic environment to improve patient/client care outcomes.
4. Communicate effectively using interpersonal, documentation, and technology skills as a member of the health care team.

Program History

This section describes the history of the program. This includes the date and reason of implementation, significant milestones in the development of the program, and significant current activities.

In response to the local and regional demand for more primary health care and allied health services providers, the community health sciences program was developed to train non-physician health care providers. The program started in Yap campus in Fall 2012 with 1 student and more enrollment happened in Fall 2014 with 11 students.

Program Description

The program description describes the program, including its organization, relationship to other programs in the system, program design, degree(s) offered, and other significant features of the program, such as elements/resources for forward-looking new program contributions to the state’s economy, or specialized program accreditation.

The Nursing Assistant certificate is designed to prepare individuals to provide basic nursing care in healthcare institutions and home care settings. The role of the nursing assistant gives personal care to individual or groups of patients/clients
of all ages, assists with activities of daily living, and gathers basic measurements of health status to report verbally to the nurse and chart in patient records. The nursing assistant also provides support to patients in times of emotional and social need. A professional code of conduct is a component of the role. The nursing assistant position is one of the entry points on the career pathway to education as a registered nurse.

The one semester Certificate of Completion (10 cr) meets the requirement for nursing program admission. It is designed for students with strong reading, writing, math, and science skills. The classes may be taken in conjunction with other courses prerequisite to the nursing program. The one year Certificate of Achievement (32 cr) is designed for students with minimal HS or college background in the sciences and who are exploring nursing as a career or who desire to work as

a nursing assistant. Students must complete the COMET for placement in course levels for reading, writing, and math. Students must submit a Nursing Application Form, current Health Form with documentation of immunizations, and TB test results, and clear Background Check.

Program Admission Requirements

This section describes the requirements for admission into the program and other requisites.

Admission to Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Achievement as a Nursing Assistant is determined by the COMET results. High school graduates/equivalent: COMET results in respective programs.

(High school graduate or GED certificate holder. Applicants must take the COM-FSM Entrance Test (COMET) and be accepted by the Admissions Board. Acceptance by the Admissions Board is based on the applicant’s score on the COMET and other criteria as defined by the Admissions Board.)

Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

This section specifies the requirements for obtaining a certificate/degree in the program, including specific courses,, sequencing of courses, total credits, internships, practical, etc.

Certificate of Completion
Total Requirements..................................................................................................................................10 Credits

NU 100 Medical Terminology (3); NU 101 Nursing Assistant Practice (7)

Certificate of Achievement
General Education Requirements...........................................................................................................22 Credits

ESL 089 Reading V (3); ESL 099; SC 098 Survey of Science (3); MS 099 Intermediate Algebra (4); SC 094 Family Health (3) or PH elective; SC 101 Health Science (3); CA 100 Computer Literacy (3)

Technical Requirements............................................................................................................................10 Credits

NU 100 Medical Terminology (3); NU 101 Nursing Assistant Practice (7)

Total Requirements...................................................................................................................................32 Credits

Program Courses and Enrollment

This section lists courses offered in the program, including number of sections, course enrollment, section fill rates, and redundancy of courses across the institution.

Program Enrollment

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Total

11

18

22

17

68

Number of Sections, Course enrollment

Courses Number

Number of section

Course Enrollment

Semester

NU 100

1

28

Spring 2015

NU 100

1

15

Fall 2015

NU 101

1

24

Fall 2015

SC 94

1

18

Fall 2015

NU 101

1

12

Spring 2016

NU 100

1

17

Spring 2016

  • All courses from Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 are above 10 students

Program Faculty

This section reports the faculty of the program, including full-time and part-time faculty. The degrees held and rank are provided for the full-time and part-time faculty. Finally, provide the faculty student ratio for the program.

Name of Faculty

Full time/Part time

Degrees held

Rank

Juliana Waathan

Part time

BS Biology, AAS Nursing

Instructor

Anna Boliy

Part time

BS Nursing, MS Public Health

Instructor

Akisi Tinai

Part time

BS Nursing

Instructor

Faculty student ratio for the program for Fall 2014

Number of Faculty

Number of students

Faculty Student Ratio

3

68

23

*Faculty student ratio is 1:23

Program Indicators

This section provides the data for analyzing the extent to which the program has achieved the established outcomes and criteria. This is the most important part of the program review. The data that will be collected and evaluated are the following:

Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

Table 1 Spring 2015

1

Course No.

2

Instructor Name

3

No. of students enrolled

4

No. of stu-dents with “W”

No. of students success-ful of SLO 1

SLO
2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Percentage required CLOs

NU 100

Juliana Waathan

28

1

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

82

Average

82

Table 2 Fall 2015

1

Course No.

2

Instructor Name

3

No. of students enrolled

4

No. of stu-dents with “W”

No. of students success-ful of SLO 1

SLO
2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Percentage required CLOs

NU 100

Juliana Waathan

15

0

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

87

NU 101

Akisi tinai

17

0

15

15

15

15

15

15

88

SC 94

Juliana Waathan

17

1

15

15

15

15

15

15

88

Average

88

*Course level Assessments were conducted during Spring 2015 and Fall 2015.

Assessment of program student learning outcomes

PSLO Assessment Report Summary for Fall 2015

What we looked):

The Nursing Program assessment focused on PSLO 1 and PSLO 3.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 1 should be able to demonstrate self-awareness of personal and workplace actions based on the role of the nursing assistant, core nursing values, lifelong learning, standards of practice, and ethical-legal principles. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to show self awareness of personal and workplace action when given case scenarios and subjected to simulation training. Assessment will be bases on skills checklist and clinical evaluation tools.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 3 must be able to use medical terminology and abbreviations accurately to report patient/client health status and interpret nursing care plans. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to present a nursing care plan that shows the use of proper medical terminology

What we found:

PSLO#1: Students were able to demonstrate knowledge about legal-ethical principles and safe and quality nursing practice.?NU 101:Total number of students: ___17 ___Number of students who passed: ___16_____

PSLO#3: Students were able to use medical terminology and abbreviations accurately to report patient/client health status and interpret nursing care plans.?NU 100: Total number of students: _15___umber of students who passed: __13_______

What we are planning to work on:

1.Tutoring services will be enhanced to help student develop skills in using medical terminology and proper pronunciation of these terms)

2 Assess the effectiveness of the ATI testing kits on student learning. If this intervention improves learning then more students should receive these kits.

Recommendations for students:

A student must have a strong background in natural sciences on in Health Science or Survey of Science

Must have a strong reading comprehension and writing skills

Improve study habits

Program enrollment (historical enrollment patterns, student credits by major)

Table 1A. Enrollment patterns by major

Term

Number of Enrolled students

(Yap)

Overall number of students enrolled

(Kosrae,Pohnpei and Yap)

Percentage

(%)

Fall 2014

11

34

32%

Spring 2015

18

37

49%

Fall 2015

22

75

29%

Spring 2016

17

59

29%

Total

68

205

33%

Table 1B. Enrollment of the program as compared to the total enrollment of Yap campus

Term

Number of Enrolled students

(Yap)

Yap Campus enrollment

Percentage

(%)

Fall 2014

11

188

6%

Spring 2015

18

191

9%

Fall 2015

22

183

12%

Spring 2016

17

162

11%

Average

68

181

38%

Table 2 Credits by major

Term

Number of Credits

of Enrolled students

(Yap)

Overall number of credits students enrolled

(Kosrae,Pohnpei and Yap)

Percentage

(%)

Fall 2014

No data available

No data available

Spring 2015

84

219

38%

Fall 2015

No data available

No data available

Spring 2016

No data available

No data available

Total

Average class size

Table 1 Average class size

Term

1

Section

2

Enroll/Max

3

Enrollment

4

Enroll/Ratio

(3/2)

5

Average Class Size

3/1)

Fall 2014

0

Spring 2015

2

60

28

47%

14

Fall 2015

3

90

57

63%

19

Spring 2016

2

60

29

48%

15

Total

7

210

114

16

Class size- 16

Course completion rate

Table 1. Spring 2015 Completion Rate per Course

1

Course No.

2

Instructor Name

3

No. of students enrolled

4

No. of students with “W”

5

Number of students with a grade of D/F

6

Number of students completed the course with C and up

7

Completion rate

(6/3)

NU 100

Juliana Waathan

28

1

8

19

68%

Table 2. Fall 2015 Completion Rate per Course

1

Course No.

2

Instructor Name

3

No. of students enrolled

4

No. of students with “W”

5

Number of students with a grade of D/F

6

Number of students completed the course with C and up

7

Completion rate

(6/3)

NU 100

Juliana Waathan

15

0

7

8

53%

NU 101

Akisi Tinai

24

1

2

15

88%

SC 94

Juliana Waathan

18

1

4

13

72%

Table 3. Spring 2016 Completion Rate per Course

1

Course No.

2

Instructor Name

3

No. of students enrolled

4

No. of students with “W”

5

Number of students with a grade of D/F

6

Number of students completed the course with C and up

7

Completion rate

(6/3)

NU 100

Anna Boliy

17

2

0

15

88%

NU 101

Anna Boliy

12

1

0

11

92%

Rate of students with W- 5%; Rate of students with a grade of F- 18%%; General completion rate- 71%

Student persistence rate (semester to semester)

Persistence rate is based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following spring semester.

1

Number of New students , Full time for Fall 2014

2

Same students, Spring 2015

2/1

Persistence Rate

(%)

9

3

33%

1

Number of New students , Full time for Fall 2015

2

Same students, Spring 2016

2/1

Persistence Rate

(%)

10

9

90%

Persistence Rate- Fall 2014-Spring 2015- 33%; Fall 2015-Spring 2016- 90%

Student retention rate (Fall-to-Fall for two-year programs; Fall-to-Spring for one-year programs)

Retention rate is based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following the spring

semester

1

Number of New students , Full time for Fall 2014

2

Same students, Fall 2015

2/1

Retention Rate

(%)

9

3

33%

1

Number of New students , Full time for Fall 2015

2

Same students, Fall 2016

2/1

Retention Rate

(%)

10

2

20%

Retention Rate – Fall 2014-Fall 2015- 33%; Fall 2015-Fall 2016-20%

Success

rates on licensing

or certifica-

tion exams (CTE, TP, Nursing,

etc)

Graduation rate based on yearly number

Term

Number of Graduates

Fall 2014

0

Spring 2015

0

Fall 2015

2

Spring 2016

5

Total

7

Students seat cost

At the present tuition rate of $135 per credit the total seat cost per student completing this program is $4185. The table below shows detailed information.

Classes

Credits

CPC

CPS

NU 100

3

$ 135

$ 675

NU 101

7

$ 135

$ 945

SC 98

3

$ 135

$ 675

SC 94

3

$ 135

$ 675

SC 101

3

$ 135

$ 270

CA 100

3

$ 135

$ 405

ESL 89

3

$ 135

$ 210

ESL 99

3

$ 135

$ 675

MS 99

3

$ 135

$ 405

Total

31

$4185

CPC- Cost Per Credit; CPS- Cost Per Student

Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

Students’ satisfaction rate

A survey was conducted on teachers behaviors for each class at the end of every semester. There were 10 items in the survey and students were asked to rate each class according to these items on a scale of 1 to 5; 1 being never , 2 is rarely, 3 as sometimes, 4 is usually and 5 being always.

The following are the items used in the survey

1

Overall, this instructor was effective.

2

The instructor welcomed and encouraged questions and comments.

3

The instructor presented the course content clearly.

4

The instructor emphasized the major points and concept.

5

The instructor was always well prepared.

6

The instructor made sure that the students were aware of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the course.

7

The instructor gave clear directions and explained activities or assignments that emphasized the course SLOs.

8

The instructor planned class time and assignments that encouraged problem solving and critical thinking.

9

The instructor demonstrated thorough knowledge of the subject.

10

I received feedback on assignments/quizzes/exams in time to prepare for the next assignment/quiz/exam.

Students’ Satisfaction Survey Results(Weighted Means)

Legend:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

WM

Juliana Waatham

NU 100

24

4.7

4.8

4.5

4.7

4.5

4.6

4.6

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.6

A

N -Number of students; AWM Average Weighted Mean; D – Descriptive Equivalent;U- Usually; A- Always

The table below shows detailed information on the students’ satisfaction survey during

Spring 2015.

Fall 2015

.SC 94

Juliana Waathan

11

1.18

4.55

4.45

3.91

4.0

4.55

4.55

4.27

4.64

4.09

4.32

A

NU 100

Juliana Waathan

12

4.17

4.25

4.0

4.0

3.75

4.0

4.17

4.27

4.36

4.36

4.13

A

NU 101

Akisi Tinai

11

4.18

4.36

4.42

4.27

4.27

4.09

4.18

4.18

4.36

4.09

4.24

A

Faculty were rated “Always” in all the courses taught based on the computed

General Weighted Mean 4.3.

Alumni data

Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey)

Graduate Number

Semester

Working?

Location

In School?

Location

1

Fall 2015

Yes

Abroad

2

Fall 2015

Yes

Yap Store

3

Spring 2016

No

Yes

Yap campus

4

Spring 2016

No

Yes

Yap Campus

5

Spring 2016

No

6

Spring 2016

No

7

Spring 2016

No

Graduates

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

Transfer rate

Analysis

Findings

This section provides discussion of information discovered as a result of the evaluation such as problems or concerns with the program and what part of the program is working well and meeting expectation.

1. All courses from Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016 are above 10 students

2. Faculty student ratio is 1:23.

3. Course level Assessments were conducted during Spring 2015 and Fall 2015.

3. Class size is 16.

4. Rate of students with W- 5%; Rate of students with a grade of F- 18%%; General completion rate- 71%.

5. Seven graduates were produced during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

6. Faculty were rated “Always” in all the courses taught based on the computed

General Weighted Mean 4.3.

Recommendations

This section provides recommendations from the program on what to do to improve or enhance the quality of program and course learning outcomes as well as program goals and objectives. This section should also include suggestions that describe how the program might be able to create opportunities for a better program in the future. Some examples are exploring alternate delivery mechanisms, forming external partnerships, or realigning with other programs.

Recommendations from the Course Level Assessments:

1. NU 100 Medical Terminology- Purchase Audio CD mentioned in the textbook.

2. NU 101Nursing Assistance Practice- I recommend that students taking the NU 101 should each have their own textbook. Without the textbook, they would not be able to pass the class. Having the students take a college level reading/English class would really help them with this nursing course. Maybe having the medical terminology class as a prerequisite for this class would really help make sure that the students understand the concepts taught. Having a little bit more science background before taking NU 101 would really help the students: Anatomy. Physiology, Biology and Health Sciences.







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