nursing program outcomes
Program Outcomes Defined
The faculty of the Wehrheim School of Nursing have created program outcomes that help to guide our programs and serve as a measure of our success.
Graduation Rates -- overall, our goal is that 75% of our students at each program level will complete their academic program within a specified time frame (BSN 3 years, MSN 4.5 years, DNP 3 years).
Certificate Rates -- this outcome is only for our FNP students and our goal is that at least 80% of students will pass the national certification exam on their first attempt
Employment Rates -- our goals is that at least 75% of our graduates will be employed in a role related to their academic preparation within 12 months of graduation
Professional Growth -- we have an overall program goal that our graduates are prepared to function at their highest level of practice with a focus on advancing the profession in order to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, and populations
In addition to our program outcomes, we also measure program satisfaction of our alumni, students, faculty, and employers.
2021-2022 Program Outcomes and Satisfaction
The table below demonstrates the percentage of students graduating in 2021 - 2022 who completed within the program specific timeframe:
BSN 95.1% MSN 100% post-MSN FNP Cert 100% DNP 100%
The tables below demonstrates the percentage of FNP students taking a national certification exam in 2021 who passed on their first attempt:
ANCC 100% (5/5) AANP 91% (31/34)
Post-MSN FNP Certificate
ANCC 100%(1/1) AANP 100% (3/3)
Beginning in Fall 2022, we have started collecting employment rates specific to role preparation. As such, the data in the table below represents the percentage of 2020-2021 alumni reporting their overall employment:
BSN 96.2% MSN 100% Post-MSN FNP Cert 100% DNP 100%
Beginning in 2022, alumni satisfaction will be collected with a standardized tool. The data reported below demonstrate the overall satisfaction of alumni who graduated in 2020-2021.
BSN students rated their program satisfaction a scale of 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent). Among reporting alumni ( n=24), the average score was 3.67/4.
MSN and post-MSN certificate students rated their program satisfaction in a scale of 1 (Unsatisfied) to 3 (very satisfied). 100% of alumni (n=10) reported being very satisfied (3) or satisfied (2).
DNP students rated their program satisfaction in a scale of 1 (Unsatisfied) to 3 (very satisfied). 100% of alumni (6) reported being very satisfied (3) or satisfied (2).
Current Student Satisfaction
Beginning in Spring 2022, we started collecting data regarding current student satisfaction. Students, at every level, rate their overall program satisfaction on a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree).
BSN 3.32/4 MSN 3.36/4 post-MSN cert 3.33/4 DNP 3.27/4
Using a spring 2022 new survey, 100% of faculty (n=16) identified that they strongly agreed that the WSON programs are very effective.
Data from employer surveys is limited due to difficulty getting the surveys to the right people to answer the questions. Using data collected in Spring 2022, reporting employers (n=9) averaged a rating of 3.78/4 (strongly agree) on their overall satisfaction with the effectiveness of the WSON programs.