Self Assessment of Program learning outcome

Self-Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes

Introduction: This evaluation tool consists of tables that contain the program learning outcomes for the completion of the BSN degree. Under each program outcome you will see the student learning outcomes (SLO) for this course that are intended to help you meet the program outcomes for your degree. You will also see the concepts, topics, or lesson objectives that were used in this course to help you meet these expected outcomes. This evaluation tool is designed to make it possible to see a student’s development as she/he progresses through the nursing curriculum. It will help provide standard measures for student, course, and program evaluation.
Instructions: Complete this form with evidence from your learning of how you feel that you have met the intended outcomes in each table with an emphasis on the overall program outcomes in the top blue box in each section.
Students complete the Student Reflection Box.
Chart Key for example/ directions:
Program Outcome for BSN Program
SLO- Student Learning Outcome for NURS 4124 that is intended to help you meet the program outcome above.
• Topic(s), concepts, or lesson objectives within the course that fell under the identified SLO as a guide. You are not limited to these criteria. Please feel free to expand on your knowledge in your comments.
Student Reflections:
Provide your thoughts here. This can be done in a narrative format or in bulleted sentences. Either way there should be enough detail in this section to clearly show how you are progressing toward meeting the overall program outcome in question.

Self-Assessment: Program Outcome, Course Outcomes, Course concepts ¬

  1. Integrate evolving knowledge into clinical nursing practice.
    SLO- Explain historical perspectives and current trends in health care for children and families.
    SLO- Examine theory, research-based knowledge and standards of practice to provide holistic nursing care to children and families.
    SLO- Learn the independent and collaborative roles of the professional nurse in the delivery of care to children and families.
    • Describe trauma informed care as it relates to distress and pain when caring for children
    • Explain examples of emotional support and how that is applied in care of children through the lifespan
    • Describe family support and education as it applies to holistic care of children and families • Describe resources for the professional nurse and for families to learn current evidence related to child growth, developmental milestones etc. (eg – describe resources through the CDC, AAP, etc)
    **Please note that ‘evolving knowledge’ is related to nursing research and discovery of new knowledge. Ultimate question is how do you integrate this evidence into your clinical nursing practice?

Student Reflections:

  1. Demonstrate skill in utilizing healthcare technology and information systems.
    SLO- Examine the use of various technologies to assess, monitor, and support children and families in health and illness
    • Analyze the differences in skill equipment sizes and skill procedures for children of various ages, heights, and weights
    • Apply safe techniques in use of equipment and math calculations for IV and med therapy • Analyze how the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies relate to direct care of children across clinical settings
    ***Note here types of technology used to assess childhood growth and development and in clinical care of children in acute care settings. What technological advances have you learned about to help in your practice caring for children?
    Student Reflections:
  2. Provide health protection and promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention to individuals, families, and populations.
    SLO- Analyze research-based knowledge to meet the health promotion needs of children and families.
    • Explain examinations and screening procedures recommended to keep children healthy.
    • Provide parent teaching for homecare including safety features of care equipment (including car seats), problem solving techniques for child behavior and sleep, normal growth and development of children, symptoms of illness in the child and the importance of well-child checkups and immunizations. • Discuss theory of epigenetics and how it relates to child development
    • Explain how nurses can help protect the child in clinic and inpatient settings through identification, infection prevention and fall prevention.
    • Describe the immunization web based training module and how immunization affects health of children and the population.
    ** What types of health promotion methods have you learned of and demonstrated in this course? How can those things impact the health outcomes for children and their families?
    Student Reflections:
  3. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
    SLO- Examine cultural influences that affect the health status and health practices of children and families.
    SLO- Discuss legal and ethical issues that affect the nursing care of children and families.
    • Describe bullying as a public health crisis and best practices for bullying prevention and response.
    • Analyze how disparities in healthcare outcomes relate to a family’s culture, ethnicity or race, and sociopolitical or spiritual/religious beliefs. • Discuss cultural influences in caring for children and families – consider chapter 4 case study related to cultural care.
    • Explain how informed consent relates to children and adolescents.

Student Reflections:

  1. Adapt nursing care to meet the needs of patients across the lifespan and healthcare continuum, respecting variations in populations, environments, and access to care.
    SLO- Select developmentally appropriate education strategies for teaching children and families.
    SLO- Evaluate expected outcomes of nursing care for children and families during wellness and illness for any given case study using professional standards of nursing practice.
    SLO- Discuss therapeutic communication with children and families.
    SLO- Use critical thinking to make clinical judgments about nursing care of children and families in wellness and illness.
    • Use knowledge of child development to ensure effective, age-appropriate interactions with patients and caregivers.
    • Apply classic psychosocial and developmental theories to care of infants and children throughout the lifespan. • Describe safety concerns that apply at various developmental stages.

**What variations in culture and populations would you consider in providing patient centered/family centered care that is appropriate to their individual situation?
Student Reflections:

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