The Portfolio and employer surveys are the primary method of assessment. Students are required to maintain a portfolio during the Nursing Program. They must write a summary at the end of each nursing course analyzing how the course met one or more of the Outcomes. At the end of the program the students complete a survey identifying how well the program's design assisted the student in meeting the Program Outcomes, courses and/or assignments that helped in meeting the Program Outcomes, and suggestions for program improvement. The employer surveys identify how well graduates perform based on the Program Outcomes.
Portfolios are reviewed periodically and after the end of the program. The student is to evaluate whether the courses content helped them meet the program outcomes. The employer surveys are sent and reviewed after one year of employment.
In the summer workshop the faculty will review and evaluate portfolio and employer information. Evaluations result in changes to improve courses and clinical experiences for students as documented in the faculty workshop minutes.