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  1. Performance on Licensure Exam

Graduates as a composite of first-time writers shall achieve no less than eighty percent (80%) pass rate onboard selected national licensure exam as defined by the Alabama Board of Nursing. The program’s most recent annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period as defined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

  1. Program Completion

At least 40% of the students admitted will graduate within 150% of the time of the stated program length, as delineated below:

Paramedic/CMA/CCMA to PN Certificate– one semester

Traditional PN Certificate- four semesters

  1. Job Placement

At least 90% of the graduates will report employment as a practical nurse within 12 months of program graduation.

  1. Graduate and Employer Surveys

Graduate and employer surveys are not mandated. Programs may continue to use the surveys as additional tools for assessing and evaluating program outcomes.

Concept-Based Curriculum
Practical Nursing End-of-Program
Student Learning Outcomes/Graduate Competencies

Human Flourishing
Promote the human dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of patients, oneself, and members of the health care team (NLN, 2010).

Patient-Centered Care
Advocate for the patient and family in the provision of compassionate and coordinated care to support the health, safety, and well-being of patients and families (QSEN, 2012).

Nursing Judgment
Provide a rationale for judgments used in the provision of safe, quality care and for decisions that promote the health of patients within a family context (NLN, 2010).

Incorporate information and technology within your own scope of practice to support safe processes of care (QSEN, 2012).

Demonstrate the effective use of strategies to reduce the risk of harm to self or others (QSEN, 2012).

Professional identity
Demonstrate awareness of the good practice, boundaries of practice, and professional identity formation including knowledge and attitudes derived from self-understanding and empathy, ethical questions and choices that are gleaned from a situation, awareness of patient needs, and other contextual knowing (NLN, 2014).

Teamwork and Collaboration
Function competently within own scope of practice as a member of the health care team (QSEN, 2012).

Spirit of Inquiry
By collaborating with health care team members, utilize evidence, tradition, and patient preferences in predictable patient care situations to promote optimal health status (NLN, 2014).

Quality Improvement
Utilize various sources of information to review outcomes of care identifying potential areas for improvement of the quality and safety of care (QSEN, 2012).

Evidence-Based Practice
Implement evidence-based practice in the provision of individualized health care (QSEN, 2012).

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