Institutional Effectiveness

 
Enrollment Profile, 2012-2013 academic year
Graduation Rates
Nursing Achievement
ATI Critical Thinking Assessment Test
R.N. Licensing Results
Program Satisfaction
Reasons for Leaving the Program
Employment Rates of GSC Graduates

Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards; and using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance. When it is embedded effectively within larger institutional systems, assessment can help us focus our collective attention, examine our assumptions, and create a shared academic culture dedicated to assuring and improving the quality of higher education (Thomas A. Angelo, AAHE Bulletin, November 1995, v48n3).

Please take a minute to read the Assessment Newsletter or the Fast Facts Summary for GSC.

The following information is a summary of GSC’s annual educational outcomes and security reports. The complete reports, including the federal guidelines and formulas for reporting this information, are available upon request.

Enrollment Profile: 2013-2014 academic year

  • The average age of our students is 25.5.
  • About 91% of our students are female.
  • 177 new students enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • The average SAT score (math and verbal) of new students is 951
  • The average ACT Composite score is 20.7.
  • The average high school GPA of new students is 3.02.

Graduation Rates

The federal government requires disclosure of graduation rates based upon completions by full-time, first-time-in-college students within three years (for two year programs) of initial enrollment. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN requires disclosure of graduation rates within three years of first enrollment in a nursing course. The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science (GSC) rate is based upon completion of the program within six years of entry.

Graduation Rates & Cohort Cohort N Graduated Withdrawn/Dismissed Still Enrolled
Federal Rate: Fall 2011  70 55.7% 30.0% 14.3%
ACEN  Rate: Fall 2011  59 74.6% 25.4% 0.0%
GSC Rate: Fall 2008 68 63.2% 36.8% 0.0%

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Nursing Achievement

At the end of the curriculum, students take two comprehensive standardized tests.

ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor Test

Graduation Date GSC Group Mean Percentage Meeting Inst. Benchmark
May 2012 71.3% 54.8%
December 2012 73.8% 52.2%
May 2013 74.6% 67.6%
December 2013 74.4% 70.2%
May 2014 73.2% 61.2%

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ATI Critical Thinking Assessment Test

Graduation Date GSC Group Mean Percentile Rank -  National1 Percentile Rank - Program2
December 2011  76.4% 90 94
May 2012  71.8% 48 32
December 2012 70.8% 56 43
May 2013 76.5% 94 91
December 2013 75.1% 83 86
May 2014 75.2% 84 86

1 - Percentile Rank - National: The national percentile rank refers to the proportion of groups from all types of RN nursing programs (within a specified sample from the ATI data pool) whose scores are the same as or lower than your group score.
2 - Percentile Rank - Program: A program percentile rank refers to the proportion of groups from your specific type of RN nursing program (within a specified sample from the ATI data pool) whose scores were the same as or lower than your group score.

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R.N. Licensing Results

Graduates must pass an examination - the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) - to practice as Registered Nurses (R.N.).

NCLEX Results

Year Graduates Tested Pass Rate*
2009 99 79.8%
2010 94 75.5%
2011 89 83.1%
2012 90 96.7%
2013 93 97.2%

*First-time examinees; data are directly from NCLEX Quarterly Reports.

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Program Satisfaction

Graduates and employers have the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the nursing program outcomes.

Rating of nursing program outcomes*

Graduation Date Graduates Employers
December 2010 4.52 4.12
May 2011 4.50 3.70
December 2011 4.50 3.74
May 2012 4.85 4.14
December 2012 4.54 4.37
May 2013 4.41 4.11

*Figures represent overall average rating (18 items rated); the rating scale is 1 = lowest to 5 = highest.

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Reasons for Leaving the Program

Academic Year Graduation Academic Medical Financial Personal
2008 - 2009 99 27 1 3 8
2009 - 2010 92 20 1 3 10
2010 - 2011 93 23 0 2 16
2011 - 2012 87 20 0 2 19
2012 - 2013 76 37 0 1 12

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Employment Rates of GSC Graduates

Graduation Date Percent Employed*
December 2010 86
May 2011  82
December 2011 81
May 2012 87
December 2012 82
May 2013 89

*within one year of graduation

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