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B.S. Nursing (BSN) Assessment Results

Program Learning Outcomes

By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes.  Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO).  In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of B.S. Nursing (BSN) students at APUS.

  • PO#1- Improve performance in the professional nursing role by developing leadership, management, and communication skills to promote the health of individuals, families, and communities.
  • PO#2- Use inter-professional communication and collaborative skills with patients, families, and members of healthcare teams to achieve effective and efficient coordination of care.
  • PO#3- Utilize evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and leadership principles to promote a culture of safety and achieve outcomes that are grounded in institutional values and professional ethics.
  • PO#4- Apply informatics and healthcare technologies to access critical information, to collaborate with other professionals, and to facilitate optimal patient-centered care.
  • PO#5- Apply scientific principles and the nursing process to evaluate responses to therapies and changes in patient health status.
  • PO#6- Integrate knowledge of human and organizational behavior to lead teams and to promote cultures of safety.
  • PO#7- Analyze the impact of financial, regulatory, and political decisions on local, national and global health outcomes.
  • PO#8- Synthesize knowledge of ethical, socioeconomic, and cultural factors to decrease health disparities, to advocate for vulnerable populations, and to provide culturally relevant healthcare to individuals, groups, and communities.
  • PO#9- Employ a spirit of inquiry to embrace the value of lifelong learning and to participate in professional activities that promote and shape the future of nursing.

BSN PO data

Learning Outcomes Assessment: ETS Proficiency Profile

Undergraduate students at American Public University System (both AMU and APU) are required to participate in our national testing initiative as they near degree completion.  This involves completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile, a general education assessment.  This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning, as well as benchmark our programs.  Below are combined results from the ETS Proficiency Profile for BSN students in the School of Health Sciences.

B.S. Nursing (BSN) ETS Proficiency Profile

End of Program Survey

Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the BSN Program.

B.S. Nursing (BSN) EOP Survey Results