Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BSN course & instructor evaluations
We welcome student feedback about our program. Student representatives are regular members of the BSN Coordinating Committee (BSNCC), which oversees the BSN/ABSN curriculum and BSN/ABSN program issues. Students are invited to participate in retreats and program discussions.
At the end of most courses, you will be asked to complete a course and instructor evaluation. Evaluations are collected at the end of the quarter and forwarded to the UW Office of Educational Assessment and Student and Academic Services for assessment. Please give honest feedback about the course strengths and weaknesses and your satisfaction with the instruction. Evaluation data are used to review student satisfaction with the program and instruction.
BSN program evaluation
To constantly evaluate program quality and improve results, the BSNCC is responsible for program evaluation of the BSN degree program. BSNCC works in conjunction with Student and Academic Services to assess student competency at four distinct times:
- upon entry into the program
- at the end of the first year of the program
- at the end of the final year of the program, and
- one year following graduation
Multiple sources of evaluation data are used, including students, faculty, and graduates. BSNCC reviews program evaluation data annually, assessing outcomes of students who complete the program against specific benchmarks* and, when indicated, appoints workgroups to address areas of desired curricular change.
The three main components of the BSN program evaluation are:
- Student Progress
- Grades in Courses
- Weekly level faculty meetings: connected teaching
- Clinical evaluations every quarter: mid-term and final
- Essentials Behaviors documented completed each quarter in clinical courses
- Student-related issues discussion by BSNCC quarterly
- Formative Evaluation
- Weekly faculty level meetings
- BSNCC monthly meetings
- BSNCC reports from level meetings and student representatives
- Annual BSNCC retreat to review gaps and overlaps and other curricular issues
- Course evaluations by students and peer faculty
- Summative Evaluation
- Curriculum changes brought to BSNCC and all faculty meetings as needed
- End clinical evaluation for transition in practice course
- NCLEX first time pass rate
- Program Evaluation Tools, designed to measure specific outcomes related to the BSN program’s goals:
- Benchmarks to Assess Outcomes of Students Who Complete the BSN Program
- A Program Evaluation Report is produced annually and is utilized by BSNCC to create Recommendations for Improvements.
Master of Science
The Master’s Degree Coordinating Committee (MCC) is responsible for program evaluation of the Seattle MS degree program. MCC works in conjunction with Student and Academic Services to assess student competency at entry into the program, end of the program, and specified intervals following graduation. Multiple sources of evaluation data are used, including that from students, faculty, and graduates. MCC reviews data via an annual program evaluation report, assessing outcomes of students who complete the program against specific benchmarks, and when indicated, appoints workgroups to address areas of desired curricular change.
The MS degree program is evaluated at the time of completion by both the student and faculty using tools designed to measure specific outcomes related to MS Goals and major curricular threads. Graduates complete the Alumni Survey. The questionnaire will be sent to all MS graduates twice, once in the year after graduation and then again at 3 years post-graduation.
Graduating Master of Science Students
Faculty of Graduating Master of Science Students
Master’s Student Alumni
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Coordinating Committee (DNPCC) is responsible for program evaluation of the DNP degree program. DNPCC works in conjunction with Student and Academic Services (SAS) to assess student competency at the end of the program and specified intervals following graduation, using four tools related to the program’s eight goals.
DNPCC reviews data via an annual program report, assessing outcomes of students who complete the program against specific benchmarks, and when indicated, appoints workgroups to address areas of desired curricular change.
Faculty of graduating DNP students
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science
The PhD Coordinating Committee (PhDCC) is responsible for program evaluation of the PhD degree program. Using three tools (Post-General Examination Program Evaluation, PhD Scholarly Inquiry Scale, and Alumni Survey), evaluation data are collected from students, faculty, and graduates. These tools measure specific outcomes related to the PhD program’s curriculum outcomes, which are derived by examining each program’s curricular objectives in relation to major curricular threads. Three or four outcomes are selected to evaluate each of the five curricular objectives since evaluating all 35 outcomes in the matrix is not feasible.
PhDCC reviews program evaluation data annually. When indicated, PhDCC appoints workgroups to address areas of desired curricular change.