Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Brooks College of Health
Department: Nursing
Major: Nursing
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Mission Statement:

The mission of the SON is "To educate nursing students at beginning and advanced levels through excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship and service." This mission is grounded in the missions of the University with a "primary focus on instruction, informed by scholarly activity and a commitment to community involvement." and the Brooks College of Health to "educate students in the health professions who are caring and competent through excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarly activities, and service" and is explicated in the current SON goal of strengthening existing community partnerships. The SON further fulfills the University mission by following the four guiding principles identified by President Delaney in his inaugural speech.
Student Learning Outcomes:

    
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1. Develop, implement and evaluate new practice approaches based on scientific knowledge.



    
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2. Ensure accountability for quality care and patient safety for populations with whom they work.



    
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3. Demonstrate analytical methodologies for the evaluation of clinical practice and the application of scientific evidence.



    
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4. Utilize technological information systems to evaluate outcomes of care, health care delivery, and quality improvement.



    
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5. Develop, evaluate and provide leadership for health care policy which shapes health care financing, regulation and delivery.



    
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6. Work collaboratively with transdisciplinary teams to meet health care needs of individuals and populations.



    
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7. Analyze epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and occupational data for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs of clinical prevention and population health.



    
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8. Base practice on the application of biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, ethical and nursing science as appropriate to area of specialization.


Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

Courses: Students are expected to achieve an average of 75% on all tests in every course. Papers and projects are graded based on specific criteria. Because many courses are team taught, faculty use various means to assure consistent grading. For example, both faculty may grade the same paper as a check for interrater reliability, or faculty may divide the projects/papers so that one faculty grades all of the student work for a single assignment. In the case of student presentations, peer evaluations also make up a portion of the grade. The peer evaluations themselves are also graded but in this instance by faculty. Use of information/ presentation technology is required for all student presentations. Faculty: Students have opportunity to evaluate faculty at the end of each course through use of the University sanctioned ISQ form. Doctoral Project: All graduates of the DNP program complete a doctoral project. The project must be research based and reflective of an issue they have observed in practice.