Outcomes and Student Achievement Data

Baccalaureate Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Practices safe and effective holistic patient-centered care to a variety of patients/clients in multiple settings from a global perspective by incorporating theories and evidence-based findings.
  2. Supports patients/clients in preventing disease, maintaining wellness, promoting and restoring health and advocating for death with dignity.
  3. Evaluates patient-centered care for patients/clients across the lifespan based on common and complex health needs, and compromised multiple health states when considering multiple determinants of health.
  4. Synthesizes clinical reasoning and judgment in nursing practice utilizing critical thinking, nursing process, research and evidence-based practice.
  5. Employs safe, effective, patient-centered care using theories and evidence-based findings in collaboration with patients/clients and members of the interprofessional and intraprofessional healthcare team.
  6. Differentiates multiple role dimensions and practices within ethical, legal and regulatory parameters when caring for patients/clients as a member of the interprofessional and intraprofessional healthcare team.
  7. Demonstrates personal integrity, effective communication, active inquiry and service to community.

Baccalaureate Program Goals and Program Outcomes

Program Goals Outcome Area BSN Program Outcomes

Provide excellent learning opportunities to prepare graduates to meet national standards for entry into practice as competent, professional registered nurses.

Performance on Licensure Exam 88% or more of the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates will pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt.

Provide a relevant education and resources for students to graduate in a timely manner.

Program Completion 70% or more of the students entering the BSN program will earn the BSN degree within 150% of the time of the published program length.

Provide high quality learning environment that results in a satisfactory learning experience.

Program Satisfaction 80% or more of graduates completing the Graduate Survey will report program satisfaction in relation to faculty competency, available resources, and preparation for the Registered Nurse role.

Prepare graduates to function in role-related nursing employment

Job Placement

90% or more of BSN graduates who complete the Graduate Survey will report acceptance of employment in nursing one year post-graduation.



NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Reporting period - October 1 through September 30
Lamar University Texas National
2015* 94% 85% 84%
2014 85% 81% 82%
2013* 95% 84% 84%
2012* 95% 91% 90%
*Lamar University received commendation from the Texas Board of Nursing
  
  


Pre-licensure BSN Program Completion Rates
AY 2014-2015
84%
AY 2013-2014
84%
AY 2012-2013
78%

MSN STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

Graduates of the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator tracks of the MSN program will demonstrate the following program outcomes:

  1. Analyze issues in the context of healthcare policy and finance, including political and organizational systems, to address the healthcare needs of a diverse society.
  2. Analyze strategies to improve healthcare outcomes across the health continuum for various populations.
  3. Utilize research methods to investigate problems, initiate changes, and improve nursing practice.
  4. Synthesize theoretical frameworks from nursing and other disciplines to expand the knowledge base for advanced nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate advanced nursing practice roles from professional, organizational, and personal perspectives within an ethical and legal framework.




MSN Program Goals and Program Outcomes

Program Goals Outcome Area MSN Program Outcomes
Provide a relevant education and resources for students to graduate in a timely manner Program Completion 80% of students will graduate from their program within 150% the length of the program.
Provide a high quality learning environment that results in a satisfactory learning experience. Program Satisfaction 80% of graduates and their employers who complete the post-graduate surveys report satisfaction with the program by qualitative and quantitative measures.
Prepare graduates to function in role-related professional practice opportunities. Job Placement 80% of those seeking employment will be involved in role-related professional practice at six to twelve months post-graduation. 90% of students in graduate program who respond to survey will be employed in nursing.