Student Outcomes specific to the College of Nursing focus on the development of individuals who possess the knowledge and skills necessary for contributing to societal health and well-being through the science and practice of nursing in various contexts.
The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Specific standards and evaluation processes outlined by CCNE and by other Standards of nursing education and practice are used in developing the methods, procedures and criteria for assessment of student outcomes, as well as for ongoing evaluation of the curricula and College of Nursing as a whole.
Both formative and summative evaluation methods are used to assess student outcomes. With the exception of focus groups, in which a representative sample is obtained, data are solicited from the entire class of students.
The College conducts its educational mission by preparing professional nurses who function in various roles related to advancing human health in meeting the healthcare needs of the people of Arizona and society in general.
The College's strategic goals are as follows:
- Ensure student access to all programs.
- Ensure excellence in all academic programs to advance nursing knowledge and patient care.
- Develop and disseminate knowledge for translation to clincal practice to enhance the well-being of indiviudals and communities.
- Initiate and engage in partnerships to meet local, regional and state healthcare needs.