Outcomes and Student Achievement Data

Baccalaureate Outcomes and Goals

Baccalaureate End of Program 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 professional 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.

Prepare graduates to function in role-related nursing employment

Job Placement

90% or more of BSN graduates contacted report employment in nursing 9-12 months post-graduation.

Master's Program Outcomes and Goals

MSN End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator tracks of the MSN program will demonstrate the following end of program student learning 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
Program demonstrates evidence of students' achievement in completing the nursing program
Program Completion 70% of students will graduate within 1 1/2 times the length of the program (36 months)
The program demonstrates evidence of graduates' achievement in job placement. Job Placement
80% of those seeking employment will be involved in role-related professional practice at 6-12 months post-graduation.
The program demonstrations evidence of students' achievement of each End of Program Student Learning Outcome/role-specific professional competency.
Program Goals

Student Learning Outcome Indirect Method: 90% of MSN graduates are expected to respond “agree or “strongly agree” (4.0 or higher) to each end of program SLO.

Student Learning Outcome Direct Method: All MSN graduates are expected to achieve end of program SLOs by a combined score of 75% or higher on the culminating Synthesis Project using a standardized rubric.

Professional Competency Indirect Method: 90% of MSN graduates are expected to respond “agree” or “strongly agree” (4.0 or higher) to each end o-program role-specific professional competency by graduation.

Professional Competency Direct Method: Practicum courses

Prelicensure Pass Rates

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Reporting period - October 1 through September 30
Lamar University Texas National
2016 90.38% 87.14% 84.30%
2015* 93.69% 85.22%% 84.18%
2014 88.46% 81.02% 81.74%
*Lamar University received commendation from the Texas Board of Nursing

Completion Rates by Program/Track

BSN Program Completion Rates
Cohort* BSN RN-BSN

Combined
BSN & RN-BSN

Spring 2013 83% (51/60) 36% (31/86) 56% (82/146)
Summer 2013 NA 58% (23/40) 56% (23/40)
Fall 2013 83% (49/59) 40% (40/99) 56% (89/158)
Spring 2014 75% (60/80) 49% (36/74) 62% (96/154)
Summer 2014 NA 47% (18/38) 47% (18/38)
Fall 2014 66% (52/79) 64% (66/103) 65% (118/182)
Spring 2015 74% (49/66) 67% (52/78) 70% (101/144)
Summer 2015 NA 75% (15/21) 75% (15/21)
Fall 2015** 56% (44/79) 71% (51/72) 63% (95/151)
*Semester students entered the program/track
**Final numbers pending

 

 MSN Program Completion Rates by Cohort

Term/Year* MSN Track Combined Calendar Year
Administration Education
Spring 2014   50% (2/4)   50% (1/2)   50% (3/6) 57% (4/7)
Summer 2014 NA 100% (1/1) 100% (1/1)
Fall 2014 NA NA NA
Spring 2015 100% (4/4)   89% (8/9)   92% (12/13) 94% (17/18)
Summer 2015 100% (2/2) NA 100% (2/2)
Fall 2015 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (4/4)
Spring 2016 100% (5/5) 100% (5/5) 100% (10/10) 94% (17/18)
Summer 2016    0% (0/1) 100% (3/3)   75% (3/4)
Fall 2016 100% (3/3) 100% (4/4) 100% (7/7)
Spring 2017 100% (3/3) 100% (4/4) 100% (7/7) In Progress

 *Term/Year of Graduation

Employment Data

Employment of BSN Graduates 9 Months Post-Graduation

Cohort* Response Rate

Respondents Employed
in Nursing

Spring 2014 Revised Curriculum 46.0% (25/55) 100%
Fall 2014 58.7% (37/63) 100%
Spring 2015 48.9% (23/47) 100%
Fall 2015 49.0% (28/57) 100%
Spring 2015 51.0% (25/49) 100%

*Term/Year of Graduation

 

Employment of RN-BSN Articulation Track Graduates 9 Months Post-Graduation

Cohort* Response Rate Respondents
Employed
in Nursing
Spring 2014 48.9% (21/43) 100%
Fall 2014 20.5% (8/39) 100%
Spring 2015 13.0% (5/39) 100%
Fall 2015 19% (13/69) 100%
Spring 2016 21% (13/61) 92%

 *Term/Year of Graduation

 

MSN Role-Related Professional Practice as of 9 Months Post-Graduation

Year Response Rate Job Placement
2014 57% (4/7) 100%
2015 47% (9/19) 100%
2016 (as of May 2016) 79% (11/14) 100%

*Term/Year of Graduation