Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science is:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Programs Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Link to ACEN Website

Memberships

  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • • Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GC3)
  • American Health Science Education Consortium (AHSEC)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (OACRAO)
  • Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. (OASFAA)
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN)
  • Ohio Council of Associate Degree Nursing Educator Administrators (OCADNEA)
  • Ohio Council of Deans & Directors of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs (OCDD)
  • Ohio Association for College Admissions Counseling (OACAC)
  • Ohio Private College Admissions Directors (OPCAD)

Institutional Assessment

GSC provides data and other types of information services to its various stakeholders to support external reporting, internal decision-making and planning, and overall institutional effectiveness. This section contains information that the College is required to disclose to any potential students, in addition to as well as additional information GSC offers to provide context for someone making the decision to enroll. Specifically, this section includes data regarding the following:

 

IPEDS Annual Reporting*

  • Student Diversity Information: Gender & Race/Ethnicity
  • Total Pell Grant Recipients
  • Retention Rates: IPEDS Measure
  • Graduation, Completion and Transfer Out Rates
  • Calculation of Graduation and Transfer Out Rates
  • Graduates Receiving Pell Grants/Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • 4-Year Average Rates Completions/Transfers

*GSC does not participate in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs that enroll students who receive athletics-related student aid.

 

GSC Evidence of Achievement

  • Retention Outcomes
  • NCLEX-RN Exam First-Time Pass Rates
  • Program Completion Rates
  • Program and Institutional Retention Rates
  • Program and Institutional Job Placement Rates
  • Program and Institutional Continuing Education Rates

 

Student Diversity Information: Gender & Race/Ethnicity

2019-20 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey: Student Diversity Information-Gender
  Full-Time Students   Part-Time Students   Total Students
  Count Percentage *   Count Percentage   Count Percentage
Male 8 2%   15 7%   23 10%
Female 109 22%   219 67%   328 90%
Total 117 26%   234 75%   351 100%
*Percentage of Total Reported Population:351
Source: IPEDS 2019-20 Fall Enrollment Survey–Part A

 

 

2019-20 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey: Student Diversity Information-Race/Ethnicity

  Full-Time Students Part-Time Students Total Students
  Count Percentage* Count Percentage Count Percentage
Nonresident Alien 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Hispanic/Latino 0 0% 4 1.1% 4 1.12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Asian 3 .008% 4 1.1% 7 1.9%
Black or African American 11 3.1% 35 10% 46 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
White 101 29% 180 51% 281 80%
Two or More Races 1 0% 8 2% 9 2%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 1 .002% 3 .008% 4 01.1%
Total 117 33.3% 234 66.6% 351 100%
*Percentage of Total Reported Population: 351
Source: IPEDS 2019-20 Fall Enrollment Survey–Part A

 

Total Pell Grant Recipients

Total Pell Grant Recipients
Count Percentage
Fall 2019 159 38%

GSC does not participate in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs that enroll students who receive athletics-related student aid. Disclaimer:

 

Retention Rates: IPEDS Measure

GSC is required by federal regulations to make available to current and prospective students the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking first-time, undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS. IPEDS calculates retention based on the first-time, full-time students in the highest degree conferred; however, the BSN program is an RN-to-BSN completion program, meaning that all students in the BSN are excluded from the IPEDS formula since they have already graduated from an associate’s programs and become licensed RNs.

IPEDS First-Time, Full-time Retention Rate for Highest Degree Conferred*
First-time, Full-time Bachelor’s Cohort from Fall 2017 0
Exclusions from Cohort 0
Adjusted Cohort 0
First-time, Full-time Bachelor’s Cohort still enrolled or completed as of Fall 2018 0
Full-time, first-time Baccalaureate Fall 2016 Cohort Retention Rate 0%
Source: IPEDS 2019-20 Fall Enrollment Survey–Part E

 

Graduation, Completion and Transfer Out Rates

The IPEDS Graduation Rates (GR) survey component collects data on the cohort of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students and tracks their completion status at 150% of the normal time to complete all requirements of their program of study. This information is collected to assist institutions in complying with the requirements of the Student Right-to-Know Act.

Completers Within I50%: 2013 Cohort
Cohort 2013 Other Degree / Certificate Seeking Cohort Completers of programs of less than 2 academic years Completers of programs of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Completers of bachelor’s or equivalent programs Total Completers within 150%
Men
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 0
Hispanic/Latino 0 0 0 0 0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0
Black or African American 0 0 0 0 0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
White 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 1 0 1 0 1
Race and ethnicity unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total Men 0 0 0 0 0
Women
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 0
Hispanic/Latino 0 0 0 0 0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0
Black or African American 0 0 0 0 0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
White 12 0 6 0 6
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0
Race and ethnicity unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total Women 12 0 6 0 6
Total Men + Women 13 0 7 0 7
Source: 2019-20 IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey–Section III

 

Transfers/Exclusions: 2013 Cohort
Cohort 2013 Other Degree / Certificate Seeking Cohort Total Completers within 150% Total transfer-out students Total Exclusions Still Enrolled
Men
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 0
Hispanic/Latino 0 0 0 0 0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0
Black or African American 0 0 0 0 0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
White 1 1 0 0 0
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0
Race and ethnicity unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total Men 1 1 0 0 0
Women
Nonresident Alien 0 0 0 0 0
Hispanic/Latino 0 0 0 0 0
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0
Black or African American 0 0 0 0 0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
White 12 6 0 0 0
Two or More Races 0 0 0 0 0
Race and ethnicity unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total Women 0 0 0 0 0
Total Men + Women 13 7 0 0 0
Source: 2019-20 IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey–Section III

Calculation of Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Calculation of Graduation and Transfer-out Rates: 2013 Cohort
Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
Overall Rates 54 0
Men 100 0
Women 50 0
Source: 2019-20 IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey–Section III

 

Graduates Receiving Pell Grants/Subsidized Stafford Loans

IPEDS: Graduates Receiving Pell Grants/ Subsidized Stafford Loans Within the Entering Year*
  Number In Cohort Total Exclusions Completed bachelor’s or equivalent within 150% Total Completers within 150%
Other degree / certificate-seeking cohort 13 0 0 7
Graduates Receiving the Pell Grant 4 0 0 3
Graduates Receiving Subsidized Stafford Loans, but not Pell 4 0 0 3
Graduates who did received neither Pell Grants nor a Subsidized Stafford Loan 5 0 0 1
Source: 2019-20 IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey–Section III
* IPEDS measures include only first time, full-time students.

4-Year Average Rates Completions/Transfers

4-Year Average Rates Completions / Transfers
           
 
2010 2010 2011 2012
2011 2010 2011 2012
2012 2010 2011 2012
2013 2010 2011 2012
4 Year Total
Men
Adjusted cohort 0 0 0 1 1
Total completers within 150% 0 0 0 1 1
Total transfer out students 0 0 0 0 0
Women
2010 2010 2011 2012
2011 2010 2011 2012
2012 2010 2011 2012
2013 2010 2011 2012
4 Year Total
Adjusted cohort 4 6 2 12 24
Total completers within 150% 1 3 2 6 12
Total transfer out students 1 3 0 0 4
Total Men + Women
2010 2010 2011 2012
2011 2010 2011 2012
2012 2010 2011 2012
2013 2010 2011 2012
4 Year Total
Adjusted cohort 4 6 2 13 25
Total completers within 150% 1 3 2 7 13
Total transfer out students 1 3 0 0 4
4-Year AVE Student Right-to-Know Completion Rate Calculation                                                                  (Total Completers within 150% / Adjusted Cohort) 52
4-year AVE Student Right-to-Know Completion Rate Calculation                                                                   (Total Transfer-out Students / Adjusted Cohort) 16

 

GSC Evidence of Achievement

GSC utilizes a combination of programmatic and institutional-level measures as evidence of achievement that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • NCLEX-RN Exam First-Time Pass Rates
  • Nursing Program Outcomes Measures: Completion
  • Retention Rates: GSC Measure
  • Graduate Employment Rates
  • Continuing Education Rates

 

NCLEX-RN Exam First-Time Pass Rates

NCLEX-RN Exam Pass Rates*
Year # Passed # Eligible GSC Pass Rate3 Ohio Pass Rate1 National Pass Rate2
2019 80 99 80.81% 86.25% 88.18%
2018 71 86 82.56% 86.88% 88.30%
2017 82 99 82.83% 84.96% 87.12%
2016 88 111 79.28% 81.12% 84.56%
2015 81 96 84.38% 81.27% 84.51%
2014 88 108 81.49% 77.18% 81.79%
*AASN only
1NCSBN. (2020). Report 1–Number and Percent Passing of First-Time Candidates Educated in BON/RB Jurisdictions, 2. Retrieved from http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Education.htm
2NCSBN. (2020).  Report 1–Number and Percent Passing of First-Time Candidates Educated in BON/RB Jurisdictions, 3. Retrieved from http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Education.htm
1NCSBN. (2020). Report 4–Jurisdiction Program Summary of all first-Time Candidates Licensed in All Jurisdictions, 47.  Retrieved from http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Education.htm

 

Nursing Programs Outcomes Measures: Completion

The following table represents the program completion rates for the AASN and RN to BSN completion rates, using the calculation required by ACEN in each program’s annual report.

AASN RN to BSN Completion
Academic Year # Graduates  Completion Rate* # Graduates Completion Rate
2018-19 107 73% 19 88%
2017-18 88 76% 26 90%
2016-17 102 83% 15 67%
2015-16 109 83% 2 44%
2014-15 103 76% 2 100%
2012-13 76 62%
*ACEN. (2019) 2018-19 Annual Report, Section 5a Outcomes by Program Type.  Tracking information from GSC Student Information System.

 

Retention Rates: GSC Measure

In addition to calculations required by IPEDS and programmatic accreditors, the College also tracks it’s the retention rate of all students by program and across the institution in order to gauge the efficacy of retention strategies for all students.  This retention calculation is based on the number of students in a incoming fall cohort who return to the institution the following fall term.

Retention
AASN RN-to-BSN Completion ASHS MA GSC
Cohort Intake Date Incoming Returning Retention Incoming Returning Retention Incoming Returning Retention Incoming Returning Retention Incoming Returning Retention
Fall 2019 Trend 44 40 91% 11 10% 91% 1 0 0% 6 3 50% 62 53 85%
Fall 2018 62 50 81% 8 7 88% 5 4 80% 4 2 50% 79 63 81%
Fall 2017 77 61 79% 12 7 58% 2 0 0% 91 68 75%
Fall 2016 78 66 85% 8 7 88% 1 0 0% 87 73 84%
Fall 2015 66 54 88% 9 7 78% 2 2 100% 83 72 86%
Fall 2014 52 39 75% 14 13 92% 0 0 0% 66 52 79%

 

Post-Graduation Outcomes: Employment and Continuing Education

As a part of its mission to support the lifelong development of health care, the College tracks certain post-graduation outcomes:  First, the College tracks the number of graduates who are employed in their field of study.  Secondly, the College tracks the number of students in each graduating cohort who continue their formal education in a degree program.  These outcomes are tracked institutionally and by program.

Post-Graduation Outcomes
AASN RN to BSN Completion ASHS/MA Certificate GSC
Academic Year # Grads # Employed Employment Rate* #Grads # Employed Employment Rate # Grads # Employed Employment Rate # Grads # Employed Employment Rate
2019-20* 99 53 54% 24 23 96% 6 3 50% 129 79 61%
2018-19 106 92 87% 19 17 89% 2 2 100% 127 111 87%
2017-18 88 80 91% 26 24 92% 4 2 50% 118 106 90%
2016-17 101 93 92% 23 23 100% 3 2 67% 127 118 93%
2015-16 108 96 89% 12 12 100% 5 4 80% 125 112 90%
2014-15 96 81 84% 2 2 100% 2 0 0% 100 83 83%
*GSC Employment Tracking as of June 30, 2020 and includes the most recent May graduates.

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