ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING SYSTEMATIC PLAN OF EVALUATION
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Victoria College ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING SYSTEMATIC PLAN OF EVALUATION Mission & Administrative Capacity Standard 1: The nursing education unit’s mission reflects the governing organization’s core values and is congruent with its strategic goals and objectives. The governing organization and program have administrative capacity resulting in effective delivery of the nursing program and achievement of identified outcomes. PLAN IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN REVIEW OF PLAN COMPONENT / EXPECTED LEVEL FREQUENCY/ ASSESSMENT RESULTS OF DATA ACTIONS FOR FOLLOW-UP / INDICATOR OF ACHIEVEMENT DATE ASSESSED/ METHODS COLLECTION & ANALYSIS PROGRAM EVALUATION NAME OF (including actual level DEVELOPMENT, (if needed) ASSESOR of achievement) MAINTENANCE OR REVISION 1.1 There is 100% Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~The Victoria College May 2012 The congruency between Every 2 years limited to: There is 100% congruency will revise their mission ~This standard will be re- mission/philosophy the mission/philosophy (even years) in ~Review VC mission between the mission / philosophy statements and evaluated again in and outcomes of the and outcomes of the September or statement & values and outcomes of the Victoria philosophy in February, September with the New nursing education Victoria College upon revision of with ADN program College Associated Degree so follow up evaluation Evaluation schedule. The unit are congruent Associate Degree the college or the philosophy Nursing Program and the Victoria should be planned for revisions that were made to with those of the Nursing Program and nursing program’s ~Review ADN College. May 2012. the Victoria College mission governing the Victoria College mission/philosophy program outcomes to statement in February were organization . ensure that they can Results: minor word changes. be accomplished with ~The Victoria College mission Date Assessed: the current VC statement & values were reviewed Michelle Ulbrich MSN, RN (old plan: 1a) February 6, 2012 mission statement & and compared with the ADN ~Evaluation Committee values & the ADN program philosophy. Chair Assessor: program philosophy. The mission statement of the Janet Ley Victoria College pledges to provide Next Scheduled Review: Michelle Ulbrich educational opportunities and September 2012 services for the students and the community and the surrounding communities it services. ~The ADN philosophy states that the ADN program is in accord with the mission, philosophy, purpose and values of the Victoria College. The purpose and philosophy of the ADN program reflects a commitment to the success of a culturally diverse population of ADN students and graduates of the nursing program as well as a commitment to meet the nursing care needs of the community and surrounding
communities. ~ADN Program outcomes reflect a 92% rate of success in the graduate nurses who receive passing NCLEX test scores. The community benefits from having graduate nurses that are well prepared to meet the nursing needs of the community. 1.2 100% of the time there Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed The governing is representation Annually in to: 100% of the time there is organization and of students, faculty, September ~Review faculty representation Next Scheduled Review: nursing education and administrators in committee of students, faculty, and September 2012 unit ensure ongoing governance Date Assessed: assignments for administrators in ongoing representation of activities at Victoria February 6, 2012 campus-wide governance activities at Victoria students, faculty, College and the committees & ADN College and the Associate and administrators in Associate Degree Assessor: program committees Degree Nursing Program ongoing governance Nursing Program Faith Darilek ~Review activities Michelle Ulbrich representation on Results: Faculty Senate ~Four ADN faculty members serve ~Review of advisory on faculty senate, two serving as (old plan: 2a,b) council, student- officers. Senators participate in faculty liaison & Luncheon with the President. curriculum committee minutes for student ~Ten members (71%) of the participation nursing faculty are elected ~ Review student members of college committees participation in (forum, special faculty, advisory and Student Government hearing, and administrative) Association ~Review student ~100% of ADN full-time faculty are participation at assigned to at least one department program level committee (faculty, curriculum, Selection & retention, student- faculty Liaison, advisory council, faculty pinning, evaluation, clinical performance review, courtesy, peer review, and SNA) ~SNA President participates in Student Government Association. Faculty members are requested to nominate students for Luncheon with the President each semester. ~All full time faculty members are members of the faculty committee. Part-time and adjunct instructors are encouraged to attend.
~Students participate in curriculum (level IV), student-faculty liaison Council (levels I-IV), advisory council, (level III & IV), and pinning committee (Level IV). ~Levels I-IV faculty members participate student-faculty liaison and advisory meeting annually. 1.3 Communities of Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~Continue to maintain ~No action needed Communities of interest Annually in to: Communities of interest strong relationships interest have input have input into September ~Review advisory have input into program with communities of Next Scheduled Review: into program program processes council & agency processes and decision making. interest so that September 2012 processes and and decision making. Date Assessed: meeting minutes program improvement decision making. February 6, 2012 ~Review participation Results: is an ongoing process. of practice ~Advisory Council meets annually Assessor: consultants on CPR in the fall with representation from (old plan: Faith Darilek committees hospitals (CMC, DeTar, Cuero not directly Michelle Ulbrich ~ Review student Community, Kindred, & Warm assessed) faculty liaison meeting Springs; Long Term Care minutes Facilities,:Twin Pines and Retama ~Review student Manor South, Golden Crescent representation in Workforce Solutions, Health curriculum meetings Department, Counselor from East and West High Schools, VISD CTE Coordinator, Dean of UH-V SON, a Level IV student representative, and a recent graduate from the ADN program). Recent collaborative efforts included: clinical usage, preceptorship, transition into workplace, changes in high school curriculum for student pursuing medical careers, etc. ~Agency meetings are held annually in the spring. Represented are key staff members for each facility to which students are assigned as well as faculty who conduct clinicals at that facility and level coordinators. Recent
collaborative efforts include: computer training, new departments in hospitals, vacancies for graduate nurses, National Safety Standards, etc. ~Two practice consultants (Jeff Payne/CMC and Maggie Barefield/DeTar) contribute to the Clinical Performance Review (CPR) Committee when the committee deems their input necessary. ~Student-Faculty Liaison committee meets in the fall and in the spring with student and faculty representatives from each level. Current collaborative efforts include: dress code, parking, simulation days, cross walk across Red River. ~Curriculum Committee meets monthly with a student representative from Level IV. Recent collaborative efforts include: student response programs/clickers, MAP testing, revisions to grading forms e.g. therapeutic communication, curriculum review as needed, etc. 1.4 Partnerships exist that Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~Continue to maintain ~No action needed Partnerships exist promote excellence in Annually in to: Partnerships exist that promote strong partnerships that promote nursing education, September ~Review articulation excellence in nursing education, with area schools, Next Scheduled Review: excellence in enhance the agreements enhance the profession, and organizations, facilities September 2012 nursing education, profession, and benefit Date Assessed: ~Review participation benefit the community. and/or agencies enhance the the community. February 6, 2012 in SNA, TNA and any profession, and other organizations Results: benefit the Assessor: ~Review participation ~Articulation agreements are community. Faith Darilek in any grants maintained in the Dean’s office. We Michelle Ulbrich ~Review affiliation have a written articulation (old plan: agreements with agreements with UHV last signed in not assessed) healthcare agencies Fall 2011. We have unwritten used for clinical articulation agreements with TAMU experiences. CC and TTU. ~Students are able to earn points for Student Nurses Association (SNA) membership and participation in community projects
eg: food drives, Habitat for Humanity, assisting with school physicals, attendance at TNA meetings. ~10 faculty members belong to Texas Nurse’s Association (TNA) and the current president is a faculty member. ~Perkins Grants were recently used to purchase five electronic IV pumps in Spring 2012. ~The secretary to Dean maintains Affiliation Agreements and reports that the agreements are renewed yearly and the last renewal was August 2011. ~A level 4 ADN graduate is awarded each semester the BJ Peterson Award. The student is nominated by their peers for demonstrating excellence in the nursing profession. ~Also, Citizens Medical Center and Texas Nurses Association provide scholarships to our students based on their award criteria. 1.5 100% compliance with Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed The nursing required qualifications Annually in to: There is 100% compliance with education unit is of the nurse November ~Review Texas Board the required qualifications of the Next Scheduled Review: administered by a administrator for the of Nursing Director of the ADN program. November 2012 nurse who holds a ADN program (Director Date Assessed: requirements for graduate degree of ADN Program). March 5, 2012 program director Results: with a major in ~Review NLNAC ~ The Dean, LeAnn Wagner, has nursing. Assessor: requirements for the responsibilities of the Director of Michelle Ulbrich program director the ADN program. She has a ~Review ADN director Master of Science in Nursing from (old plan:3a) job description the University of Texas at El Paso. ~Review degree An official transcript is file in the status of current office of the Vice President of program director Instruction 1.6 100% of the time, the Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed The nurse nurse administrator has Annually in to: 100% of the time, the nurse administrator has authority and November ~Review job administrator has authority and Next Scheduled Review: authority and responsibility for the description for responsibility for the November 2012 responsibility for the development and Date Assessed: program director development and administration development and administration of the March 5, 2012 ~Review of the program and has adequate
administration of the program and has organizational chart time and resources to fulfill the program and has adequate time and Assessor: showing lines of role responsibility adequate time and resources to fulfill the Michelle Ulbrich authority and resources to fulfill role responsibility. responsibility Results: the role ~Interview director on ~ The Dean of Allied Health, LeAnn responsibilities. his/her ability and Wagner, has the responsibilities of resources to fulfill role the Director of the ADN Program. (old plan: 3b) responsibilities in adequate time ~The job description of the Dean clearly demonstrates administrative authority over faculty assignments, curriculum evaluation and changes, course scheduling, clinical scheduling, budget development and implementation, liaison with the community and regulatory bodies, overall program policy development and changes, faculty recruitment, as well as program goal setting and total program evaluation. ~The Program Director currently conducts evaluation of the faculty members in her role as Division Dean. The Program Chair conducts the evaluation of the program secretary. ~The Dean of Allied Health has no assigned teaching duties ;therefore, she has adequate time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Division Dean and Program Director positions. ~The Director, in her role as Dean of Allied Health Division, is responsible for the Vocational Nursing Programs, Medical Laboratory Program, Respiratory Care Program, Physical Therapy Assistant Program, and Allied Health Education Center, in addition to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Each of these programs/departments, including the ADN Program, has a Chair who is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the program or department.
1.7 With faculty input, the Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~The State of Texas ~No follow-up needed With faculty input, nurse administrator has Annually in to: With Faculty input, the nurse has significantly cut the nurse the authority to prepare November ~Review budgeting administrator has the authority to funds to community Next Scheduled Review: administrator has and administer the process with ADN prepare and administer the colleges in the state November 2012 the authority to program budget and Date Assessed: director & discuss program budget and advocates over the next few prepare and advocates the equity March 5, 2012 level of faculty input at the equity within the unit and years. The whole administer the within the unit and faculty meetings among other divisions of Victoria college has had to program budget and among other divisions Assessor: College. become creative on advocates for equity of Victoria College. Michelle Ulbrich how to cut spending. within the unit and Results: among other units of ~The job description of the Dean of ~Faculty now are in the governing Allied Health states, “The charge of conducting organization. Instructional Deans are the principal all weekly tutoring academic and budgetary officers for sessions when before (old plan:15c) their respective divisions within an adjunct instructor Victoria College. Instructional was hired to do deans are empowered with the tutoring. authority necessary to provide positive leadership regarding ~ Faculty also no academic personnel, curricular, and longer get paid to budgetary decisions that further the substitute for another academic, programmatic, and clinical instructor. scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. Such ~The division recently leadership includes the processes received Perkins funds of academic personnel policy, to purchase new IV participation in budgetary pumps in the learning allocations, determination of lab. academic standards and benchmarks, and the acquisition, retention or release of academic programs.” ~Because the day-to-day operation of the ADN Program is the responsibility of the Chair, she collaborates with the Dean of Allied Health to formulate and implement annual budget recommendations and seeks faculty input regarding relevant budgetary matters. She also assists in procuring external funds for special projects. ~The ADN Program has seldom asked for an essential piece of equipment or personnel that has not been funded. While cuts have been necessary, this program has had no cuts higher than those made in
other programs. In fact, the ADN Program has the highest budget of the programs at Victoria College because of the enrollment and need for laboratory and technical supplies. 1.8 100% of policies of Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~Continue to review May 2012 Policies of the Victoria College Annually in October to: 100% of policies of Victoria handbook yearly to 100% of policies of nursing education Associate Degree ~Comparative College Associate Degree ensure cohesiveness Victoria College Associate unit are Nursing Program are Date Assessed: analysis of the Nursing Program are between Victoria Degree Nursing Program comprehensive, comprehensive, March 5, 2012 policies in the Victoria comprehensive, provide for the College and the ADN are comprehensive, provide for the provide for the welfare College Employee welfare of faculty and staff, and program. provide for the welfare of welfare of faculty of faculty and staff, and Assessor: Handbook, and ADN are consistent with those of faculty and staff, and are and staff, and are are consistent with Tami Hurley Faculty Handbook Victoria College; differences are consistent with those of consistent with those those of Victoria Michelle Ulbrich ~Policies to be justified by the goals and Victoria College; of the governing College; differences reviewed include: outcomes of the nursing differences are justified by organization; are justified by the 1. Non-discrimination program.-This expected level of the goals and outcomes of differences are goals and outcomes of 2. Faculty achievement cannot be the nursing program. justified by the goals the nursing program. appointment determined until approval of -Expected level of and outcomes of the 3. Academic rank Victoria College Employee achievement met nursing education 4. Grievance Handbook unit. procedures ~Upon review of the newly 5. Promotion adopted Victoria College (old plan:4a-j) 6. Salary & benefits Employee Handbook, the Results: 7. Tenure policies found in the VC ~The Victoria College Employee 8. Rights & employee handbook and the Handbook was completely reviewed responsibilities ADN faculty handbook were and taken to the Board of Trustees 9. Termination congruent and supported in February 2012 for approval. 10. Workload the overall mission of the Official notice of approval of the ~Discuss market college. employee handbook is still pending. scarcity policy & workload policy. Michelle Ulbrich MSN, RN ~The ADN faculty handbook was ~Any difference s are ~Evaluation Committee last revised summer 2011. justified Chair ~The Victoria College Mission statement was reviewed after Next Scheduled Review: changes and approved by the October 2012 Board. Changes to the college mission statement were minor wording changes. ~Full-time ADN faculty receive a market scarcity stipend to supplement faculty income and make the ADN faculty position more marketable.
1.9 Program complaints Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~Continue to remind ~No follow-up needed Records reflect that and grievances will Annually in October to: Program complaints and students each program complaints receive due process ~Compare VC grievances receive due process semester of the chain Next Scheduled Review: and grievances according to the Date Assessed: Student Handbook, according to the Victoria College of command. Remind October 2012 receive due process Victoria College March 5, 2012 ADN Student process published in the catalog students that the and include process published in Handbook, & VC & and handbook. appeal process is evidence of the catalog and Assessor: ADN website for located in their student resolution. handbook. Tami Hurley accurate and Results: handbook and the Michelle Ulbrich consistent information ~When the students’ progress is purpose of the Clinical on grievance being reviewed, the faculty offers Performance Review (old plan: 20 a,b,c) procedure the student the opportunity for (CPR) committee. ~Interview Allied rebuttal comments to be given. Health Dean/ADN This allows the student to voice any director/Chair on any concerns they may have or process and any questions. complaints about program ~A copy of the Victoria College ~Explain Clinical organizational chart is provided to performance Review the students in their student Committee handbook. Using the appropriate chain of command is encouraged to all students at the beginning of every semester is any problems of conflicts arise. ~The Victoria College Student Handbook contains student rights related to procedures for academic appeals. The ADN Program utilizes these rules for student concerns. http://www.victoriacollege.edu/stude nthandbook ~The process outlines specific time lines for the faculty and, as needed, administration to review and make decisions regarding the student’s appeal. The appeals process is explained to a student when the situation is necessary. Students also always have access to that process via the student handbook. ~The ADN program has a clinical performance review (CPR) committee that is composed of ADN faculty members. The committee is utilized to: 1. Assess students’ clinical
evaluation and anecdotal records for objective teaching evaluation of students’ ability to meet clinical objectives. 2. Validate accuracy of the clinical performance assessment. 3. Act as a support system to the clinical instructor by offering positive reinforcement when accuracy of clinical performance assessment has been validated and student failure has been determined. 4. Assist clinical instructor in devising alternative methods for evaluating performance when the student is in Jeopardy of failing (example: Having another instructor Observe and evaluate student). ~The resolution to most student concerns can be found in the student’s file. 1.10 The definition of Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~The Victoria College May 2012 Distance distance education as Every 2 years in to: The definition of distance will revise their mission ~This standard will be re- Education: defined by the Victoria September (even ~ Review VC mission education as defined by the statements and evaluated again in Distance education, College Associate Victoria College Associate philosophy in February, September with the New years) or upon statement & values as defined by the Degree Nursing so follow up evaluation Evaluation schedule. The Program is congruent revision of the with ADN program Degree Nursing Program is should be planned for revisions that were made to nursing education with the mission of college or the philosophy congruent with the mission of May 2012. the Victoria College mission unit, is congruent with the mission of Victoria College and nursing program’s ~Review SACS Victoria College and the statement in February were the governing the philosophy of the mission/philosophy definition of distance philosophy of the Victoria minor word changes. organization and the Victoria College or a revision in the education: 3.4.12: College Associate Degree mission/philosophy Associate Degree definition of The institution’s use Nursing Department. Michelle Ulbrich MSN, RN of the nursing Nursing Department. ~Evaluation Committee distance education of technology education unit. Chair from the Southern enhances student Distance Education at Victoria Association of learning and is College is defined as: Next Scheduled Review: (old plan:1d) Colleges and appropriate for The institution’s use of September 2012
Schools (SACS) meeting the technology enhances student objectives of its learning and is appropriate for Date Assessed: programs. Students meeting the objectives of its February 6, 2012 have access to and programs. Students have access training in the use of to and training in the use of Assessor: technology. technology. Debbie Pena ~Review how the RN- Michelle Ulbrich LVN transition Results: program curriculum is ~The VC ADN program is presented to students congruent with the mission of Victoria College, the philosophy of the Victoria College Associate Degree Nursing Department, and Southeran Association of Colleges and School (SACS). ~Online course evaluations are completed at the conclusion of each online course. They are compared with face-to-face evaluations for significant discrepancies and are reported with the level evaluation summaries yearly. Summer 2010 RNSG 1327, 25 online students, 24 retained, 1 W for a 96% retention rate Fall 2010 RNSG 2514, 10 online students, 10 retained Spring 2011 RNSG 2535, 17 online students, 17 retained ~The ADN-LVN curriculum is posted on the VC website and faculty discuss program specifics with interested students.
Victoria College ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING SYSTEMATIC PLAN OF EVALUATION Faculty and Staff Standard 2: Qualified faculty and staff provide leadership and support necessary to attain the goals and outcomes of the nursing education unit. PLAN IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN REVIEW OF PLAN COMPONENT / EXPECTED LEVEL OF FREQUENCY/ ASSESSMENT RESULTS OF DATA COLLECTION & ACTIONS FOR PROGRAM FOLLOW-UP / INDICATOR ACHIEVEMENT DATEASSESED/ METHODS ANALYSIS (including actual level DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION ASSESOR of achievement) MAINTENANCE OR (if needed) REVISION 2.1 2.1 Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~With a number of full-time ~No follow-up needed Fulltime faculty are 100% of full- time Annually in limited to: As of Spring 2012, 100% of full- time faculty members retiring in credentialed with a faculty are credentialed November ~Interview ADN faculty are credentialed with a the next year, the number of Next Scheduled Review: minimum of a master’s with a minimum of a Chair on minimum of a master’s degree with a qualified instructors November 2012 degree in nursing and master’s degree with a Date Assessed: credentials of full- major in nursing or 6 graduate available to teach in the maintain expertise in major in nursing or 6 April 2, 2012 time faculty & get nursing hours in accordance with ADN program in the Victoria their areas of graduate nursing hours rationale for any the Texas Board of Nursing area is responsibility. in accordance with the Assessor: faculty member requirements (Texas BON Rule limited. This is a future Texas Board of Nursing Faith Darilek without the 215.7.c) and maintain expertise in concern for the program (old plan:5a,b,c) requirements (Texas Michelle Ulbrich minimum their areas of responsibility by with no clear solution to the BON Rule 215.7.c) and credentials maintaining a minimum of 20 CEU’s problem. As of Spring 2012, 2.1.1. maintain expertise in ~Review faculty in accordance with the BON we have enough instructors The majority of part- their areas of profiles that licensure requirements (Texas BON needed to teach the number time faculty are responsibility by should include rule 2.16.a,b) of students in the program. credentialed with a maintaining a minimum continuing minimum of a master’s of 20 CEU’s in education Most adjunct faculty, are degree with a major in accordance with the activities and any credentialed with a minimum of a nursing; the remaining BON licensure activities that master’s degree with a major in part-time faculty hold a requirements (Texas demonstrate nursing or 6 graduate nursing hours minimum of a BON rule 2.16.a,b) maintenance of in accordance with the Board of baccalaureate degree expertise in area. Nursing requirements; Teaching with a major in 2.1.1 ~Interview ADN assistants hold a Bachelor’s degree nursing. Part‐time faculty, Chair regarding in Nursing adjunct faculty, are credentials for (old plan:5a) credentialed with a part-time faculty & 100% of faculty that do not meet minimum of a master’s get rationale for above Board of Nursing 2.1.2. degree with a major in any faculty qualifications are approved to work Rationale is provided nursing or 6 graduate member without under a waiver in accordance with for utilization of faculty nursing hours in the minimum Board of Nursing requirements who do not meet the accordance with the credentials. (Texas BON Rule 215.7.d) minimum credential. Board of Nursing ~Review Texas requirements; Teaching Board of Nursing Results: (old plan:5a) assistants can hold a requirements ~Alison Hewig, ADN Chair, has copies Bachelor’s degree in of all current faculty profiles.. Nursing
2.1.2 She reports: 100% of faculty that do ~ All Full-time faculty meet minimum not meet above Board credentials of a master’s degree with a of Nursing qualifications major in nursing. are approved to work under a waiver in ~All Adjunct faculty (part time) either accordance with Board hold a master’s degree with a major in of Nursing requirements nursing or 6 graduate nursing hours or (Texas BON Rule have received a waiver from the Texas 215.7.d) Board of Nursing to work as an adjunct instructor ~All teaching assistants (part time) hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. ~ Full-time and part time faculty maintain expertise in their areas of responsibility by maintaining a minimum of 20 CEUs ~TX BON site (accessed 3/30/12 @ http://www.bon.texas.gov/nursingeducat ion/faq_faculty.html) states: A faculty member in a professional nursing education program should: be licensed as a registered nurse or have privilege to practice in the State of Texas have teaching experience have current knowledge and clinical expertise in subject area of teaching responsibility hold a master’s degree or doctorate, preferably in nursing Spring 2012 ~14 Full Time faculty members all have Master’s Degree in nursing or a Master’s degree with 6 graduate hours
in nursing ~3 adjunct faculty members 2 hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing and 1 adjunct holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing. She plans to graduate within the next year. She has received a waiver from the Texas Board of Nursing. ~1 Teaching assistant She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 2.2 100% of the full and Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Faculty (full and part part time faculty will be Annually in limited to: 100% of the full and part time faculty time) credentials meet licensed in the State of November ~Interview ADN are licensed in the State of Texas to Next Scheduled Review: governing organization Texas to practice Chair practice nursing and meet the 3‐year November 2012 and state nursing and will meet Date Assessed: to get credentials full time equated work experience or requirements. the 3‐year full time April 2, 2012 of all faculty related field in the area they are equated work members teaching (Texas BON Rule 215.7.c) (old plan: 5a experience or related Assessor: ~Review job field in the area they Faith Darilek description to see Results: are teaching (Texas Michelle Ulbrich if faculty meet ~All full-time faculty are licensed with BON Rule 215.7.c) minimum the State of Texas and meet the 3-year qualifications full time equated work experience or ~Review Texas related field in the area rule. BON requirements ~Melissa Salinas (telephone communication on 3/30/12, Human Resources) stated that the job descriptions are in the Human Resources Department. 2.3 100% of full and part Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Credentials of practice time practice laboratory Annually in limited to: 100% of full and part time practice laboratory personnel personnel are November ~Review number laboratory personnel are Next Scheduled Review: are commensurate commensurate with of lab personnel, commensurate with their level of November 2012 with their level of their level of Date Assessed: job description of responsibilities in the practice lab responsibilities. responsibilities in the April 2, 2012 lab personnel & and have appropriate credentials practice lab and have highest degree (old plan: appropriate credentials Assessor: attained Results:
not assessed) Janet Ley ~Interview lab ~The laboratory has two full time Michelle Ulbrich personnel to personnel. confirm their level of responsibility ~One of the lab persons, Mary Kitchens LVN, primary responsibilities is to set up manikins in the lab and to make sure that the lab has adequate supplies for student practice. That person is an LVN with a current Texas license. She has experienced teaching in the nursing assistant program and her nursing knowledge and experience allows her to anticipate the needs of the students and prepare the lab with the supplies needed to facilitate their learning. ~The other lab person, Monica Hamilton BSN, RN, is responsible for creating and assisting with simulation experiences. She holds a current Texas license and RN and has a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and is working on her Master of Science in Nursing Degree. ~Both individuals are classified as support staff and do not hold a faculty position. 2.4 Program outcomes are Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~With a number of full-time ~No follow-up needed The number of achieved with the Annually in limited to: Program outcomes are achieved with faculty members retiring in utilization of faculty number of full time November ~Interview ADN the number of full time faculty, the next year, the number of Next Scheduled Review: (full and part time) faculty, adjunct faculty, chair on current adjunct faculty, teaching assistants, qualified instructors November 2012 ensures that program teaching assistants, Date Assessed: number of full and and lab personnel available to teach in the outcomes are and lab personnel April 2, 2012 part time faculty ADN program in the Victoria achieved and any available Results: area is limited. This is a Assessor: openings ~Victoria College AND program follows future concern for the (old plan:6a) Janet Ley ~Discuss in the Texas BON which mandates that program with no clear Michelle Ulbrich faculty meeting if clinical groups have no more than 10 solution to the problem. As current number of students per faculty member or 15 of Spring 2012, we have faculty allow the students with a faculty member and a enough instructors needed program to teaching assistant. to teach the number of achieve program students in the program. outcomes. ~Most full time faculty are responsible Getting instructors to teach ~Review Texas for only one clinical group and also has always been a BON requirement have teaching responsibilities in theory. challenge; however, the of faculty to program chair has always student ratios in ~The ADN program also uses adjuncts found enough qualified the clinical setting in the clinical setting who have a BSN instructors. Hopefully, this and confirm and completed a minimum of 50% of concern will be minimal. compliance coursework at the Master’s Degree
(Texas BON Rule Level. A waiver must be granted from 215.10.g,i) the Texas BON to utilize these instructors ~ Teaching assistants must have a BSN as well as experience in the areas they are overseeing in clinical. The number and utilization of full and part time faculty is sufficient to meet the needs of the ADN program at this time. Spring 2012 Level 1: 4 clinical groups 2 full time faculty (MSN) with each instructor having 10 students 1 adjunct instructor (BSN with a waiver) with 10 students 1 full time faculty (MSN) with a Teaching assistant and 15 students Level 2: 4 clinical groups 4 full time faculty (MSN) with each instructor having 9-10 students Level 3: 5 clinical groups 1 full time faculty (MSN) with 10 students. 1 full time faculty (MA in Psych Nursing) had 2 groups of 10 students by choice 2 adjunct faculty (MSN) with 10 students each Level 4: 6 clinical groups 4 full time faculty (MSN) with 10 students 1 full time faculty (MSN) with 2 clinical groups with 10 students in each group ~The Victoria College ADN program continues to maintain a high NCLEX
first time pass rate which demonstrates that program outcomes are being achieved. 2.5 100% of full‐ and part‐ Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~Recommendation was ~No follow-up needed Faculty (full and part time faculty will Annually in limited to: 100% of full‐ and part‐time faculty made to change the wording time) performance participate in continuing September ~Review ADN participate in continuing education on the concept care map to Next Scheduled Review: reflects scholarship education and reflect program’s and reflect participation in diversity “evidence based nursing September 2012 and evidence based participation in diversity Date Assessed: definition of of scholarship through teaching, rationale” to correspond with teaching and clinical of scholarship through February 6, 2012 scholarship by application, integration, and the current terminology. practices. teaching, application, Ernest Boyer discovery as it relates to educational integration, and Assessor: ~Have faculty effectiveness in nursing education. (old plan:5c, 7a, 8a) discovery as it relates Janet Ley submit faculty to educational Michelle Ulbrich profiles which Results: effectiveness in nursing need to contain ~Faculty profiles reflect that 100% of education. accomplishments ADN faculty participates in continuing & certifications & education. Faculty profiles also demonstrate demonstrate participation in diversity of scholarship scholarship as defined by Ernest Boyer ~Discuss with through teaching, application and faculty regarding integration of evidence based practice how evidence into the classroom and a diversity of based practice is clinical experience that enriches the incorporated in nursing education experience. the classroom & clinical (give ~See Systematic Plan of Evaluation examples) binder for standard 2.5 list that identifies ways that faculty use evidence based practice as to enhance teaching 2.6 The number and Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed The number, utilization of non‐nurse Annually in limited to: The number and utilization of staff utilization, and faculty and staff are September ~Discuss faculty are sufficient to meet the needs of Next Scheduled Review: credentials of non- sufficient to meet the perceptions of the nursing program and meet the September 2012 nurse faculty and staff needs of the nursing clerical support at minimum requirements as defined in are sufficient to program and will meet Date Assessed: faculty meetings the job description. The program achieve the program the minimum February 6, 2012 and ability to does not currently employee non- goals and outcomes. requirements as achieve program nurse faculty. defined in the job Assessor: outcomes (old plan:16a) description Janet Ley with current Results: Michelle Ulbrich support ~Faculty perceptions of recent additions to staff are positive and the stated opinions expressed by faculty were that currently staff support is sufficient to achieve the program goals and outcomes. ~In November, a new ADN secretary was hired. She is doing well in her new role but obviously there will be a learning curve with her new position.
~Also, a student worker will be hired for the Spring semester. 2.7 100% of full‐ and part‐ Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Faculty (full and part time faculty are oriented Annually in limited to: 100% of full‐ and part‐time faculty are time) are oriented and according to the October ~Review ADN oriented according to the Victoria Next Scheduled Review: mentored in their Victoria College faculty handbooks College Associate Degree Nursing October 2012 areas of Associate Degree for orientation Program orientation policy. responsibilities. Nursing Program Date Assessed: policy for new full orientation policy. March 5, 2012 time faculty and adjunct faculty (old plan: ~Interview ADN Results: not assessed) Assessor: Chair to assess if ~The full and part time faculty Janet Ley the orientation orientation and mentoring is carried out Michelle Ulbrich process is in accordance with the policy guidelines working of the Associated Degree Nursing ~Interview new Program. Full time faculty are guided faculty members through a structured orientation process on their and assigned a mentor, which is usually perception of their the Course Coordinator, to facilitate the orientation transition into their new position. experience and their new role. ~New faculty interviewed reported ~Discuss with mentors were very accessible, patient faculty regarding and knowledgeable during the any changes that mentoring phase of the orientation. are needed to the orientation policy ~Adjunct faculty are also put through a similar process and are then assigned a mentor who reviews their responsibilities. ~The policy for the ADN orientation process can be found in the ADN faculty handbook and ADN adjunct handbook. 2.8 100% of full‐ and part‐ Frequency: Include but not Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Systematic time faculty are Annually in limited to: 100% of full‐ and part‐time faculty are assessment of faculty systematically October ~Interview Allied systematically assessed and their Next Scheduled Review: (full and part time) assessed and Health Dean performance will demonstrates October 2012 performance performance will regarding number competencies that are consistent demonstrates demonstrate Date Assessed: and timeliness of with program goals and outcomes. competencies that are competencies that are March 5, 2012 evaluations done consistent with consistent with program and discuss Results program goals and goals and outcomes. Assessor: his/her ~Faculty and adjunct faculty are outcomes. Janet Ley perceptions of evaluated each semester by students Michelle Ulbrich competency and the results of the evaluations are (old plan: 7a) expectations and reviewed by the dean. consistency with
program goals and outcomes. ~Tenured faculty are evaluated every ~Review VC semester but only meet with the employee Division Dean every 2 years or as handbook & ADN needed according to VC policy. faculty handbook for evaluation ~ Non–tenured and tenure track faculty process and are evaluated every semester and consistency required to meet with the Dean every semester to discuss their results. ~Those faculty members seeking tenure meet yearly with a committee that oversees the tenure process. If major concerns arise, they are reviewed by the Division Dean and plans for improvement in problem areas are discussed or discussions about continued employment are considered. ~The ADN Chair also visits the classroom and/or clinical setting to evaluate faculty members. ~The policy for evaluation of non- tenured and tenured faculty members is available in the Victoria College employee handbook 2.9 100% of non‐nurse Frequency: Include but not Actual level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Non-nurse faculty and faculty and staff are Annually in limited to: 100% of non-nurse staff are staff performance is systematically reviewed October ~Review in VC systematically reviewed in Next Scheduled Review: regularly reviewed in in accordance with the employee accordance with the policies of October 2012 accordance with the policies of Victoria handbook, policy Victoria College. policies of the College. Date Assessed: on evaluation of governing March 5, 2012 non-nurse faculty Results: organization. and staff ~The ADN program has no non–nurse Assessor: ~Interview with faculty. The ADN secretary is reviewed (old plan: Janet Ley ADN Chair on in accordance with the college policy. not assessed directly Michelle Ulbrich evaluation Faculty has informal input into the -mentioned in 16) process of non- performance of secretarial staff as part nurse staff and of the evaluation plan. timeliness of evaluations ~ Evaluations are done each spring semester. The evaluation includes the staff member’s self- assessment, the assessment of the supervisor and a discussion of the evaluation between the two. 2.10 100% of faculty that Frequency: ~Include but not Actual Level of Achievement ~Continue to encourage ~No follow-up needed Distance Education: teach distance Annually in April limited to: 100% of faculty that teach distance faculty to seek ongoing
Faculty (full time and education engage in faculty meeting ~Faculty will education engage in ongoing development for distance Next Scheduled Review: part time) engage in ongoing development of provide development of distance education. education. April 2013 ongoing development distance education. documentation of for distance education Date Assessed: ongoing Results April 2, 2012 development in ~All faculty that teach online courses (old plan: distance are to receive training in Blackboard by not directly assessed Assessor: education such as Helen Dvorak and training in Panopto -mentioned in 17a) Debbie Pena but not limited to and ITV by Jeremy Gould. At the Michelle Ulbrich blackboard beginning of each semester, updates training, Panopto are given as needed by computer training, computer technology staff the week of courses, ITV, etc. convocation. ~The following instructors taught the following online courses: Summer 2010 – RNSG 1327 was taught online by Marty Horecka, MSN, RN Fall 2010 – RNSG 2514 was taught by ITV by Level 3 faculty Spring 2011 – RNSG 2535 was taught online by Level 4 faculty Summer 2011 – RNSG 1327 was taught online by Julie Cordova, BSN, RN (33 graduate hours) Fall 2011 – RNSG 2514 was taught online by Level 3 faculty Spring 2012 – RNSG 2535 was taught online by Level 4 faculty ~The computer technology staff are very accessible when an issue arises. The computer help desk also is helpful if it is after hours. Their hours are: http://www.victoriacollege.edu/index. php?option=com_content&task=vie w&id=353 Helpdesk Office Hours Fall and Spring Semester Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fall and Spring On-Call Hours Friday | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday - Sunday | 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Summer Sessions Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday | Closed Summer Sessions On-Call Hours Friday | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday - Sunday | 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. *You will receive a response within 4 hours of your message E-mail Technology Services Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria College ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING SYSTEMATIC PLAN OF EVALUATION Students Standard 3: Student policies, development, and services support the goals and outcomes of the nursing education unit. PLAN IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN REVIEW OF PLAN COMPONENT / EXPECTED LEVEL FREQUENCY/ ASSESSMENT RESULTS OF DATA COLLECTION & ACTIONS FOR FOLLOW-UP / EVALUATION INDICATOR OF ACHIEVEMENT DATE ASSESSED/ METHODS ANALYSIS (including actual level of PROGRAM (if needed) ASSESSOR achievement) DEVELOPMENT, MAINTENANCE OR REVISION 3.1 100% of student Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~Continue to review ~No follow-up needed Student policies of the policies of the Annually in October to: 100% of student policies of the annually as new nursing education unit Victoria College ~Comparative Victoria College ADN Program are editions to handbooks Next Scheduled Review: are congruent with ADN Program are Date Assessed: analysis of VC congruent with those of Victoria are released. October 2012 those of the governing congruent with those March 6, 2012 Student handbook College, publicly accessible, and organization, publicly of Victoria College, with the Victoria consistently applied; differences will accessible, non- publicly accessible, Assessor: College Nursing be justified 100% of the time. discriminatory, and and consistently Debbie Pena Programs Student consistently applied; applied; differences Michelle Ulbrich handbook Results: differences are will be justified 100% ~Review and ~100% of nursing student policies justified by the goals of the time. compare website for addressing items 1-13 is congruent with and outcomes of the accessibility of those of the college. nursing education student policies unit. ~Any differences are ~The college student handbook is discussed accessible at Review the following http://www.victoriacollege.edu/studentha (old SPE: 9a-m) student policies: ndbook 1. Non-discrimination 2. Selection and ~The revised college student handbook admission is accessible at 3. Academic http://www.victoriacollege.edu/images/file progression s/pubs/handbook_addendum_2011.pdf 4. Student evaluation and Grading ~The Victoria College Nursing Programs 5. Retention Student Handbook is given to the student 6. Withdrawal/ in printed form at the beginning of Level dismissal 1. Any revisions to the VC ADN 7. Graduation handbook is given to the student requirements throughout the program. The student is 8. Financial aid given an acknowledgement form to sign 9. Transfer of credit stating that they received the addition or 10. Recruitment change to the handbook. 11. Health requirements ~For a detailed chart of comparisons of
12. Validation of prior handbook policies see the Systematic Learning Plan of Evaluation binder where that 13. Grievance/ comparison is made. complaints/Appeals 3.2 Student evaluations Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~The last few May 2012 Student services are reflect that student Annually in to: Student evaluations semesters, student ~Student evaluations for the commensurate with needs are February ~ Review Support reflect that student needs are evaluations have not transition online students were the needs of students commensurate with services that are commensurate with the needs of the been conducted conducted this semester so the pursuing or the needs of the provided to students students pursuing or completing the separately in the Fall online and face to face students completing the students pursuing or Date Assessed: through Victoria ADN program. for the online transition can be evaluated separately associate program, completing the ADN February 6, 2012 College and through However, student services for students in level III, when that data becomes including those program including the ADN program students using distance education and the Spring for the available. receiving instruction those students with Assessor: ~Review support as their mode of delivery is difficult to online transition using alternative distance education. Tami Hurley services for distance assess since evaluations the last few students in level IV. Michelle Ulbrich MSN, RN methods of delivery. Michelle Ulbrich education students years have not been conducted The online and face to ~Evaluation Committee Chair separately except in the summer. face evaluations have (old SPE: 10a) not been separated so Next Scheduled Review: a comparison could not February 2013 Results: be made between the ~During Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 the two groups. The results for all four Levels were greater overall ratings from than 98% for the course evaluation these levels have been questions #14,15 & 16 about library good; however, it is resources, AV resources and the difficult to evaluate bookstore. Course evaluations regarding between the two services such as Library, Bookstore and different modes of Computer services resulted in a mean delivery. score of 4.63, 4.63, 4.64 respectively out of 5. ~Fall 2010 there was no online course ~ During Summer 2010 (online course offered. There was an for transition students), 100% of students ITV course offered rated library resources, AV resources, instead. However, the computer services and the bookstore as evaluations from the average, food or very good. This ITV students were not resulted in scores of 4.67, 4.50, 4.67, conducted separately. and 4.58 respectively out of 5. The ITV students did voice their comments ~College support services contact on the evaluations that information is updated for all students were conducted. Many each semester and provided in their negative comments syllabus (now learning resource packet). were received about ITV. As a result of the ~New systems of Banner, Panopto and dissatisfied students, turning point clicker technology have all the online mode of been implemented since Fall 2010 into delivery was put back various levels. in place. ~Additionally, administration is currently ~The summer
pursuing more safety measures to transition students do ensure safety of students and faculty conduct their including Emergency alert system evaluations separately enhancements and policy changes. as noted and have been pleased with the * Data for Fall 2011 not yet reported student services they have received. ~The course coordinators have been notified of the problems with not conducting online evaluations separately. They will take an active role in making sure that these evaluations are conducted separately in the future. 3.3 100% of student Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Student educational educational records Annually in March to: 100% of student educational records and financial records are in compliance ~Communicate with are in compliance with the policies of Next Scheduled Review: are in compliance with with the policies of Date Assessed: the Director of Victoria College and state and federal March 2013 the policies of the Victoria College and March 6, 2012 Financial Aid and guidelines. governing state and federal College Registrar organization and state guidelines. Assessor: regarding compliance Results: and federal Faith Darilek with the policies of VC ~Kim Obsta, director of financial aid, guidelines. Michelle Ulbrich and state and federal (phone conversation 3/2/12) stated that guidelines. 100% of student education records are in (old plan: 11a) ~FERPA compliance compliance with the policies of the reports governing organization and state and federal guidelines. (e.g. records are confidentially maintained and kept within a secure location). ~Records of students enrolled or seeking enrollment in the ADN program are maintained in secured file cabinets in the nursing office. ~Missy Klimitchek, Registrar, stated that VC is in 100% compliance with FERPA regulations. All employees are required to attend FERPA training. ~All students are required to sign a FERPA release form. 3.4 3.4 Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Compliance with the 100% Compliance Annually in March to: 100% Compliance with the Higher Higher Education with the Higher ~Communicate with Education Reauthorization Act Title IV Next Scheduled Review:
Reauthorization Act Education Date Assessed: the Director of eligibility and certification March 2013 Title IV eligibility and Reauthorization Act March 6, 2012 Financial Aid requirements are maintained. certification Title IV eligibility and regarding eligibility requirements are certification Assessor: and certification 100% of students that have loans maintained requirements are Faith Darilek requirements of receive a written, comprehensive maintained. Michelle Ulbrich Victoria College student loan repayment program 3.4.1 ~Communicate with addressing student loan information, A written, 3.4.1 the Director of counseling, monitoring, and comprehensive 100% of students Financial Aid cooperation with lenders is available. student loan that have loans regarding loan repayment program receive a written, repayment program Students are informed of their ethical addressing student comprehensive addressing loan responsibilities regarding financial loan information, student loan information, default assistance. counseling, repayment program rate, counseling, monitoring, and addressing student monitoring and ~Kim Obsta, Director of Financial Aid, cooperation with loan information, cooperation with reports compliance with standards. lenders is available. counseling, lenders. 3.4.2 monitoring, and ~Communicate with ~Policies are in the Financial Aid office, Students are informed cooperation with Director of Financial VC catalog, and VC student’s handbook. of their ethical lenders is available. Aid regarding ethical Students receive a handout when responsibilities responsibilities applying for a loan that speaks about regarding financial 3.4.2 regarding financial their responsibilities for repayment. assistance. Students are assistance. Face-to-face entrance counseling is informed of their conducted. Entrance and exit counseling (old SPE: 21b) ethical is required. responsibilities regarding financial ~Students apply for financial aid by assistance. submitting a FAFSA form. Award letter informing them of grants and scholarship are sent to the students. ~Default rate: 2004=8.2 2005=9.7 2006=11.6 2007=12.4 2008=8.8 2009=14.8 2010=14.5 (draft) ~The emphasis on completion may be a contributing factor to the increasing default rate. 3.5 100% of information Frequency: Include but not limited Actual Level of Achievement: ~No actions needed ~No follow-up needed Integrity and intended to inform Annually in October to: 100% of information intended to consistency exist for the public, including ~Compare content of inform the public, including the Next Scheduled Review: all information the program’s Date Assessed: VC Student program’s accreditation status and October 2012 intended to inform the accreditation status March 6, 2012 Handbook, VC the NLNAC contact information,
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