Program Outcomes

Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the MSN requirements for Nursing Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Family Nurse Practitioner, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in effective and caring communication with diverse individuals and groups to educate, inform, collaborate, and reflect. (Communication)**
  • Apply complex and evidence-based nursing knowledge and experience to analyze and evaluate strategies and outcomes in healthcare and educational settings to inform decision-making and/or problem-solving. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Promote the nursing profession by recognizing and engaging in competent, accountable, ethical, and holistic practice; caring and collaborative relationships; respectful interactions with diverse individuals and groups; and quality- and safety-based decision-making. (Professionalism)**
  • Utilize and evaluate healthcare information technology systems and processes for communication, decision-making, management, and interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance healthcare delivery. (Technology)**
  • Demonstrate the awareness of the unique characteristics inherent in all individuals, by appreciating similarities and differences and advocating for caring holistic nursing approaches. (Diversity)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism


Performance Outcomes

Job Placement/Employment Rate

Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and MSN graduates report to program individually.

Job Placement/Employment Rate 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
MSN Students (All Options) 100% 85% 96%

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care 65.52% 72.5% 61.5%
Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
Certificate
85.71% 78.57% 46.7%
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner
66.67% 90% 40%
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner Certificate
33.33% 50% No Students
Nursing Health Care Administration 44.44% 38.89% 30%
Nursing Health Care Administration
Certificate
No Students No Students No Students
Nursing Education 50% 47.62% 25%
Nursing Education Certificate No Students No Students No Students

Certification Rates

Family Nurse Practitioner

ANCC 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate* 100% 88.89% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 88.89% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate 81.65% 83.36% 86.48%

Family Nurse Practitioner

AANPCB** 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate* 87% 89% 83%
Overall Board Pass Rate 98% 91% 93%
Program Average 598 580 583
National Average 564 560 582

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate* 80% 83% 90%
Overall Board Pass Rate 80% 83% 100%
Program Average 548 534 616
National Average 564 560 582

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

AANPCB** 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate* 75% 67% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 67% 100%
Program Average 551 588 645
National Average 548 563 567

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

AANPCB** 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate* N/A N/A 67%
Overall Board Pass Rate N/A N/A 100%
Program Average N/A N/A 597
National Average N/A 563 567

*Board Pass Rates calculated per calendar year
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AANPCB: Out of a total testing score of 800, the minimum score of 500 is needed to pass (www.ascerteon.com)