Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences uses a combination of methods to assess the Clinical Laboratory Science program.

Health Care Administration

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences uses a combination of methods to assess the Health Care Administration program, to include: 1) student and preceptor evaluations of the student’s internship experience, 2) aggregated data from writing intensive course evaluation forms, 3) Internship Essays, and 4) Graduation and Alumni surveys.  We are pleased to report that in all areas our students are meeting or exceeding our assessment goals.  We continue to evaluate and streamline the assessment process.  Assessment data is frequently reviewed and has driven curricular changes. 

Health Education

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences uses a combination of methods to assess the Health Education program, to include: 1) student and preceptor evaluations of the student’s internship experience, 2) aggregated data from writing intensive course evaluation forms, and 3) graduation and alumni surveys.  We are pleased to report that in all areas our students are meeting or exceeding our assessment goals.  We continue to evaluate and streamline the assessment process and will have students begin developing portfolios Fall 2011 as a new measure of assessment.  Assessment data is frequently reviewed and has driven curricular changes. 

Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences uses a combination of methods to assess the Health Sciences program.

Nursing

The Department of Nursing, as part of professional accreditation processes and in the ongoing effort to maintain excellence of curriculum, conducts regular assessment of student learning and outcomes.  Student performance is evaluated, formatively, course by course, and summarily, in the achievement of expected program outcome measures.  The BSN program objectives correspond with standards set by The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. BSN program objectives have been broadly grouped into five areas including critical thinking, communication, cultural competence, nursing practice, and professionalism.   Measures to assess student outcomes include standardized tests and instruments, select course assignments, student/alumni surveys, and employer surveys. First time pass rates on the NCLEX-RN exam are closely monitored as well as graduation and job placement rates.  Results are analyzed and used by the Department of Nursing faculty in making curricular decisions with the goal of continual improvement. 

Radiation Therapy

The University of Michigan – Flint’s Radiation Therapy Program continues to be assessed as a high quality program.  The Program is continually reviewed and analyzed in order to provide students with the best possible education relating to Radiation Therapy.  The Clinical Rotation component of the program consistently has the largest impact on student success.  Nearly two years of clinical, hands-on experience enable the students to experience patient care while concurrently progressing in their classroom studies.  The Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee will continue to assess the program regularly and suggest areas for improvement.

Master of Science in Anesthesia

The successful performance of our graduates on the certification examination indicates that our students are being appropriately prepared with the didactic content. The feedback from our graduates and their employers about their academic and clinical preparation indicates that our graduates are very well prepared to move easily into the workforce as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and deliver high quality, cost-effective anesthesia care to patients in all areas of Michigan and across the US.

Master of Science in Health Education

The M.S. in Health Education program continues to use feedback from the 5-year review conducted by the Graduate Program Committee along with new graduate and alumni data, and will be using a rubric to evaluate the culminating Thesis/Applied project requirement.  Feedback thus far demonstrates a need to continue emphasis on the value of professional organizations and the importance of careful faculty guidance throughout the Thesis/Applied Project experience. 

Master of Science in Nursing

The Graduate Nursing program has a comprehensive assessment plan in place that utilizes various types of direct and indirect measures along with external validation items from graduates, alumni, and employers.  The program achieved 10-year accreditation from the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2005 and has  an approved mid-cycle CCNE report in June 2011.  The Nursing Program Graduate Evaluation Committee regularly completes an analysis of all outcome measures and submits recommendations to the Nursing Graduate Program Committee at spring retreats.  This has resulted in a high-quality MSN curriculum with high-quality MSN graduates.

In response to national requirements, the MSN program has been changed to a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, with the first class admitted in fall 2009.  Approval of the Doctor of Nursing practice program has been granted from the Higher Learning Commission in 2008 following submission of a report and site review.  Major faculty effort to plan and implement the DNP curriculum and outcome assessment plan is in progress with the draft DNP outcome assessment plan available for review.  Plans to seek external accreditation of the DNP by the CCNE will be implemented in 2011 with a site visit scheduled in March 2012.

Master of Science in Public Health

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences uses a combination of methods to assess the Master of Science in Public Health program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Graduate Nursing program has a comprehensive assessment plan in place that utilizes various types of direct and indirect measures along with external validation items from graduates, alumni, and employers.  The program achieved 10-year accreditation from the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2005 and has  an approved mid-cycle CCNE report in June 2011.  The Nursing Program Graduate Evaluation Committee regularly completes an analysis of all outcome measures and submits recommendations to the Nursing Graduate Program Committee at spring retreats.  This has resulted in a high-quality MSN curriculum with high-quality MSN graduates.

In response to national requirements, the MSN program has been changed to a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, with the first class admitted in fall 2009.  Approval of the Doctor of Nursing practice program has been granted from the Higher Learning Commission in 2008 following submission of a report and site review.  Major faculty effort to plan and implement the DNP curriculum and outcome assessment plan is in progress with the draft DNP outcome assessment plan available for review.  Plans to seek external accreditation of the DNP by the CCNE will be implemented in 2011 with a site visit scheduled in March 2012.