The RN to BSN program, in alignment with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (amended 2013), has identified program outcomes, including student outcomes, alumni outcomes, and faculty outcomes to evaluate Benedictine University RN to BSN program effectiveness. The student outcomes include program completion and employment rates, achievement of Benedictine University Undergraduate General Education Goals, achievement of expected student learning outcomes, satisfaction with courses and instruction, and satisfaction with overall program effectiveness. NOTE: RN to BSN expected student outcomes align with the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) and are informed by other professional nursing standards and guidelines. The alumni expected outcome addresses alumni satisfaction with overall program effectiveness in meeting expected student learning outcomes.
The RN to BSN program has identified six expected faculty outcomes that are consistent with the Benedictine University (BU) and the DONH mission and contribute to the achievement of the RN to BSN program goals and expected program outcomes. The expected faculty outcomes are consistent with the expectations outlined in the BU Faculty Handbook and include criteria for teaching excellence, scholarly and professional involvement and achievement, and university service. The RN to BSN expected faculty outcomes include: teaching effectiveness, educational preparation, scholarship-presentations, scholarship-publications, professional development/continuing education, and university service.