Outcomes and Student Achievement Data

The goal of the Dishman School of Nursing is to educate and prepare students to be exceptional additions to the field of nursing. With an average employment rate of 100 percent, your B.S.N. or M.S.N. education is a great step toward a successful and fulfilling career.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • B.S.N. Outcomes and Goals

    Baccalaureate End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

    Effective Fall 2022

    1. Practices safe, compassionate, and effective holistic/multidimensional patient-centered care to diverse 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, informatics, research, and evidence-based findings.
    5. Employs safe, effective, compassionate patient-centered care 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 frameworks when caring for diverse 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

    Effective Fall 2022

    Program Goals Outcome Area B.S.N. 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 relevant education and resources for students to graduate in a timely manner.

    Program Completion

    40% or more of the students entering the BSN program will earn the BSN degree within 100% of the time of the published program length

    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.

  • M.S.N. Outcomes and Goals

    M.S.N. End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

    Effective Fall 2022

    Graduates of the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator tracks of the M.S.N. program will demonstrate the following end of program student learning outcomes:

    1. Analyze issues in the context of healthcare policy and finance, including economic, legal, and political factors, to address the healthcare needs of a diverse society.
    2. Analyze strategies to improve healthcare outcomes equitably across the health continuum for diverse populations in a global setting.
    3. Utilize research methods, evidence-based practice, and informatics to investigate problems, evaluate outcome data, promote changes, promote safety and health outcomes, and improve nursing practice.
    4. Translate current and emerging evidence from nursing theoretical frameworks and other sciences to guide decision-making that demonstrates best practices.
    5. Demonstrate advanced nursing practice roles from professional, organizational, and personal perspectives within an ethical and legal framework.
    6. Communicate effectively using multiple modalities with diverse individuals, groups, and populations in a global health care environment.
    7. Contribute to system-level planning, decision-making, and evaluation for disasters and public health emergencies.


    M.S.N. Program Goals and Program Outcomes

    Effective Fall 2022

    Program Goals Outcome Area M.S.N. Program Outcomes
    Program demonstrates evidence of students' achievement in completing the nursing program
    Program Completion 40% of students will graduate within 100% the length of the program 
    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 demonstrates 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 M.S.N. 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 M.S.N. 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.

    The program demonstrates evidence of students’ achievement of role-specific professional competencies Program Goals

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


    Professional Competency Direct Method: Practicum courses

  • Prelicensure Pass Rates

    NCLEX-R.N. Pass Rates

    Reporting period - October 1 through September 30
    Lamar University Texas National
    2020 88.33% 91.00% 86.76%
    2019 90.38% 89.05% 85.63%
    2018 95.49% 91.62% 88.56%
    2017 92.31% 89.77% 86.94%
    2016 90.38% 87.14% 84.30%
    2015 93.69% 85.22% 84.18%
    2014 88.46% 81.02% 81.74%
  • Completion Rates by Program/Track
    Prelicensure B.S.N. Program Completion Rates
    Admission Semester Rate
    Fall 2014 66% (52/79)
    Spring 2015 76% (50/66)
    Fall 2015 72% (44/79)
    Spring 2016 73% (56/77)
    Fall 2016 81% (64/79)
    Spring 2017 74% (59/80)
    Fall 2017 62% (49/79)
    Spring 2018* 51% (45/88)*
    *In progress

     

    R.N.-B.S.N. Program Completion Rates
    Graduation Term Rate
    Spring 2016 74% (45/61)
    Summer 2016 71% (30/40)
    Fall 2016 71% (40/56)
    Spring 2017 74% (34/46)
    Summer 2017 79% (22/28)
    Fall 2017 80% (51/64)
    Spring 2018 78% (36/46)
    Summer 2018 70% (14/20)
    Fall 2018 57% (28/49)
    Spring 2019 71% (25/35)
    Summer 2019 55% (6/11)
    Fall 2019 91% (21/23)

     

    Total B.S.N. Program Completion Rates
    Calendar Year Rate
    2016 72% (217/302)
    2017 77% (227/294)
    2018 67% (184/274)
    2019* 59% (139/236)*
    *In Progress

     

     M.S.N. Program Completion Rates by Cohort

    Graduation Term

    Administration
    Track

    Education
    Track
    Combined
    Fall 2014 NA NA NA
    Spring 2015 100% (4/4) 89% (8/9) 92% 12/13
    Summer 2015 100% (2/2) NA 100% (2/2)
    Academic Year 2014-2015 100% (6/6) 89% (8/9) 93% (14/15)
    Fall 2015 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (4/4)
    Spring 2016 100% (5/5) 100% (5/5) 100% (10/10)
    Summer 2016 0% (0/1) 100% (3/3) 75% (3/4)
    Academic Year 2015-2016  86% (6/7) 100% (11/11) 94% (17/18)
    Fall 2016 100% (3/3) 100% (4/4) 100% (7/7)
    Spring 2017 100% (3/3) 100% (4/4) 100% (7/7)
    Summer 2017 NA 0% (0/1) 0% (0/1)
    Academic Year 2016-2017 100% (6/6) 89% (8/9) 93% (14/15)
    Fall 2017 100% (1/1) 50% (1/2) 67% (2/3)
    Spring 2018 75% (3/4) 0% (0/3) 43% (3/7)
    Summer 2018 NA 100% (1/1) 100% (1/1)
    Academic Year 2017-2018 38% (3/5) 33% (2/6) 54% (6/11)
    Fall 2018 100% (7/7) 100% (4/4) 100% (11/11)
    Spring 2019 75% (6/8) 80% (8/10) 77% (14/18)
    Summer 2019 0% (0/1) 0% (0/3) 0% (0/4)
    Academic Year 2018-2019 81% (13/16) 71% (12/17) 78% (25/32)
    Fall 2019 38% (3/8) 0% (0/2) 30% (3/10)
    Spring 2020 60% (3/5) 38% (3/8) 46% (6/13)
    Summer 2020
    Academic Year 2019-2020* 46% (6/13)* 30% (3/10)* 39% (9/23)*

     *in progress