Nursing Assistant

  • 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 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 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 101:Total number of students: 12
No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher: 12
Number of students who failed: 0

What we are 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 Assistant

CA

Fall 2012

 

 

1

 

1

2

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2013

 

1

1

 

 

2

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2012

 

 

1

 

 

1

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2013

 

 

2

 

 

2

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2014

 

 

1

 

 

1



Credits by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2012

 

 

14

 

9

23

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2013

 

12

13

 

 

25

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2012

 

 

13

 

 

13

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2013

 

 

23

 

 

23

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2014

 

 

12

 

 

12



Credits by Program and Campus

Program

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2011

 

 

144

 

 

144

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2012

 

 

144

 

 

144

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2013

 

 

148

 

 

148

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Spring 2012

 

 

165

 

 

165



Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned(averages)

Major

Degree

Term

CredEnrollAvg

CredAttAvg

CredEarnAvg

TermGPAAvg

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2012

11.5

9.0

9.0

3.50

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2013

11.5

12.5

9.5

1.65

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2012

13.0

13.0

10.0

2.08

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2013

11.5

11.5

11.5

3.16

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2014

12.0

3.0

3.0

2.00



Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

Program

Term

Section

EnrollMax

Enrollment

EnrollRatio

AvgClassSize

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2011

2

41

32

78.0%

16.0

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2012

2

50

30

60.0%

15.0

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2013

2

45

31

68.9%

15.5

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Spring 2012

2

41

31

75.6%

15.5



Major

Degree

New Students FT 2011_3

Students 2012_1

Students 2012_3

Persistence Spring 2012

Retention Fall 2012

Nursing Assistant

CA

 

 

 

 

 

Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2012

Persisted Spring 2013

Retained Fall 2013

Persistence Spring 2013

Retention Fall 2013

Nursing Assistant

CA

1

1

 

100.0%

0.0%

Major

Degree

StudentType

StudentF13FT

RetSP2014

Persistence

Nursing Assistant

CA

NE

1

1

100.0%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Major)

Major

Degree

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2012

7

85.7%

85.7%

14.3%

Nursing Assistant

CA

Fall 2013

7

57.1%

71.4%

0.0%

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2012

3

66.7%

66.7%

0.0%

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2013

7

100.0%

100.0%

0.0%

Nursing Assistant

CA

Spring 2014

4

25.0%

25.0%

75.0%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

Program

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2011

32

93.8%

100.0%

0.0%

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2012

32

75.0%

90.6%

6.3%

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Fall 2013

32

96.9%

96.9%

3.1%

Nursing Assistant (CA)

Spring 2012

35

85.7%

85.7%

11.4%



Graduates

Major

Degree

AY2010/11

AY2011/12

AY2012/13

Nursing Assistant

CA

 

12

 



  • Data based on SIS extracts December 2013 expect for graduates information.
  • Program" information is based on Dickerson's concept of a "program" as expending resources 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: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

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. 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.
  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 2011.

  4. Program Descriptions

    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 is to give personal care to individuals or groups of patients/clients of all ages, assists with activities of daily living, and gather basic measurements of health status to report verbally to the nurse and chart in patient records. The on semester Certificate of Completion meets the requirement for Nursing program admission. The one year Certificate of Achievement program is designed for students with minimal High School or college background in the sciences and who are exploring nursing as a career or who desires to work as a nursing assistant.

  5. Program Admission Requirements

    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 result.

  6. Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

    Certificate of Completion
            Total credit required:     10 Credits

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

    Certificate of Achievement:
            Total credit required:      32 credits

    General Education Requirement : (22 Credits)

                     ESL 089: Reading V (3)
                     SC 098: Survey of Science (3)
                     MS 099: Intermediate Algebra (4)
                     SC 094: Family Health (3)
                     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)

  7. Program Courses and Enrollment

    Courses Number of section/s Course Enrollment Section fill-rates
    NU 100: Medical Terminology 4 79 79.0%
    NU 101: Nursing Assistant Practice 4 52 65.0%
  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
    Bachelors of Science in Nursing
    Full-time Instructor
           
    Mitsuko Miyai Instructor Masters in Public Health
    Registered Nurse
    Part-time Instructor
    Faculty to Student Ratio 2011-2013
    Year Spring Spring Ratio Fall Fall Ratio
    2011     32 1:16
    2012 35 1:17 32 1:16
    2013     32 1:16
  9. Program Indicators

    1. Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

    Course Learning Outcome NU 100
      SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 Number of Students
    Fall 2011 85% 85% 85% 90% 90% 80% 85% 20
    Spring 2012 90% 85% 90% 80% 80% 80% 85% 20
    Fall 2012 95% 95% 100% 89% 89% 89% 87% 20
    Spring 2013 Not Offered 0
    Fall 2013 90% 95% 95% 80% 5% 90% 90% 19
    Average 90% 91% 92% 84% 83% 95% 87% 19.75


    Course Learning Outcome NU 101
      SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 Number of Students
    Fall 2011 86% 85% 90% 90% 90% 88% 90% 12
    Spring 2012 80% 87% 86% 84% 88% 86% 84% 15
    Fall 2012 92% 95% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 12
    Spring 2013 Not Offered 0
    Fall 2013 90% 95% 91% 89% 87% 90% 89% 13
    Average 87% 91% 89% 88% 89% 88% 88% 13

    2. Assessment of program student learning outcomes

    PSLO Success Rate Fall 2011
      PLO 1 PLO 2 PLO 3 PLO 4 PLO 5 PLO 6 PLO 7
    NU 100       100%      
    NU 101 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%


    PSLO Success Rate Spring 2012
      PLO 1 PLO 2 PLO 3 PLO 4 PLO 5 PLO 6 PLO 7
    NU 100       85%      
    NU 101 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%
    PSLO Success Rate Fall 2012
      PLO 1 PLO 2 PLO 3 PLO 4 PLO 5 PLO 6 PLO 7
    NU 100       90%      
    NU 101 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%


    PSLO Success Rate Spring 2013
      PLO 1 PLO 2 PLO 3 PLO 4 PLO 5 PLO 6 PLO 7
    NU 100 Not Offered
    NU 101 Not Offered


    PSLO Success Rate Fall 2013
      PLO 1 PLO 2 PLO 3 PLO 4 PLO 5 PLO 6 PLO 7
    NU 100       100%      
    NU 101 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%

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

    Program Term Sections Maximum Enrollment Enrollment Enrollment Ratio Enrollment Average
    Certificate in Nursing Assistant Fall 2011 2 45 32 71.0% 16.0
    Spring 2012 2 45 35 77.0% 17.5
    Fall 2012 2 45 32 71.0% 16.0
    Spring 2013 - - - - -
    Fall 2013 2 45 32 71.0% 16.0

    4.Average class size

    Year Spring Fall
    2011 0 16.00
    2012 17.5 16.00
    2013 0 16.00

    5.Course completion rate

    Program Term Course Number of Students Passing Rate Withdrawals
    Certificate in Nursing Assistant Fall 2011 NU 100 20 100% 0.0%
    NU 101 12 100% 0.0%
     
    Spring 2012 NU 100 20 80.0% 15.0%
    NU 101 15 93.3% 6.7%
     
    Fall 2012 NU 100 20 90.% 5.0%
    NU 101 12 91.7% 8.3%
     
    Spring 2013 NU 121 - - -
    NU 122 - - -
     
    Fall 2013 NU 100 19 100% 0.0%
    NU 101 13 92.3% 7.7%

    6. Student persistence rate (semester to semester)

    Year Term Rate
    2011 Fall 100%
    2012 Spring S100%
      Fall S100%
    2013 Spring Not Offered
      Fall 100%

    The Certificate in Nursing Assistant Program is a two-semester program. Most of the students who enrolled in this program have received an Associates Degree majoring in other sciences and have finished their general education courses. They only need to finish the core courses that will take them 1 semester.

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

    The Certificate in Nursing Assistant Program is a two-semester program. Most of the students who enrolled in this program have received an Associates Degree majoring in other sciences and have finished their general education courses. They only need to finish the core courses that will take them 1 semester.

    8. Success rates on licensing or certification exams (CTE, TP, Nursing, etc)

    There is no current licensing or certification examination for Nursing in the FSM

    9. Graduation rate based on yearly number

    Program Term Number of Students
    Certificate in Nursing Assistant Fall 2011 12
    Spring 2012 13
    Fall 2012 11
    Spring 2013 -
    Fall 2013 11

    10.Students seat costk

    No data available

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

    There is no duplicate or redundant courses

    12. Students' satisfaction rate

    In the most recent Student Satisfaction survey (2014), there were 13 respondents rating their satisfaction with the program. Majority of the respondents says they strongly agree that the program have performed well in serving their students.

    13. Alumni data

    No Data nor system in place to do alumni data

    14. Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey)

    No employment data set. The program is developing a tracking system and employer satisfaction survey.

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

    University of Guam is slowly phasing out their Associates Degree in Nursing program and shift their concentration to its Bachelors Degree in Nursing Program.

    16. Transfer Rate

    Year Term Rate
    2011 Fall 17%
    2012 Spring 50%
      Fall 55%
    2013 Spring Not Offered
      Fall 42%

    Transfer rate of students from CNA to Level 1 Practical Nurse Program

  10. Analysis and Recommendation

    Analysis

    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.

    High number of withdrawal ratee

    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:

    Low enrollment rate

    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

    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.

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