2013 Spring Nursing-ADSLOAssessment

2013 Spring Nursing-ADSLOAssessment








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Nursing-AD SLO Assessment, Spring 2013
Results
Published: 5/14/2013

Survey Overview
Description
Nursing-AD, Spring 2013
Instructions Provided To Respondents
There are four sections in this survey.
•The first section contains two questions about your overall experience in the program. Use this section
to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to communicate any other comments about
your overall experience in the program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else
related to the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.
•The second section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all
graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this section.
•The third section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this
section.
•The conclusion provides a comment section for any additional information you would like to share about
your experience with your program and Western Technical College.
Thank you for completing this survey.
Respondent Metrics
Respondents:
15
First Response:
4/29/2013 07:46 AM
Last Response:
5/11/2013 06:03 PM

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Survey Results

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The following is a tabular depiction of the responses to each survey question. Additional comments
provided by respondents, if any, are included after each table.
Section - General Overview of Program
Instructions Provided To Respondents
We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions. The information you provide will strengthen
our program. Thank you.
1. What did you like about this program?
clinical, skills lab, opportunity for LPN after first year (0000000341 Anonymous)
I can't say that I really liked many things about the program. I felt that it was very disorganized, and many
times information was not given until the last minute. The only time that I felt that the instructors
prepared us for what was going to happen next was the last semester. I guess it was nice that it is a two
year program and it is in our hometown. There were a few instructors that I have to praise and say how
great they were to their students and didn't feel the need to keep us chained to our desks or in a SIM lab if
we were completed with the learning for that day. (0000000425 Anonymous)
I gained a lot of great experiences and knowledge from the great nursing instructors I had throughout this
program. (0000000626 Anonymous)
I had a great learning experience with this program. (0000000552 Anonymous)
I like how hands on the Western TC nursing program is. Most of the instructors are wonderful and very
helpful. (0000000423 Anonymous)
I like the student- teacher ratios. I felt I was always able to have access to my instructor, and that I wasn't
just another student. I felt every instructor cared about each student becoming a nurse. (0000000424
Anonymous)
I liked about this program was that it was 1 class at a time, this really helped me to focus through the
program. I really liked that it was evening classes and 2 days a week, this was easy to work with my
schedule and I was able to plan better. (0000000550 Anonymous)
I liked everything I learned and that it was very affordable (0000000553 Anonymous)
I liked the fact you had the same group of people with you all the way through. (0000000554 Anonymous)
I liked the fast pace and the fact that former learning (grades and experience) were valued. I appreciated
the effort the instructors made to meet with students personally. I valued being taught by seasoned
teachers who enjoyed their profession and wanted me to succeed. I appreciated the extra time in the lab
and remedial teaching that was provided for me. (0000000426 Anonymous)
I liked the flexibility of the program not being everyday of the week. I also appreciated taking only one
course at a time. It allowed plenty of time to concentrate on the material. LA Love is an asset to this
program and school. She is a fantastic teacher! (0000000342 Anonymous)

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I liked the hands on expereince of clinicals and the expertise of the instructors. (0000000625 Anonymous)
I liked the majority of the instructors. (0000000340 Anonymous)
I think that the program was very streamlined. (0000000427 Anonymous)
It was well laid out with classes easily spaced. (0000000551 Anonymous)
2. What would you change about this program?
Communicate important information more effectively and make sure that everyone that works in the
health and safety office and the welcome center is on the same page about important information about
clinical requirements and what not. (0000000626 Anonymous)
I felt that some of the faculty was not approachable. (0000000427 Anonymous)
I know you can't do anything about it, but it is a very long time to be gone away from nursing in the
summer months and christmas break can be long. But if this program goes to tri-mester it ill help.
(0000000424 Anonymous)
I think that I would have changed the dates slightly, instead of Wednesdays, make it a Tuesday. I liked
having class on Fridays, so that I was able to work on school things during the weekend. (0000000550
Anonymous)
I thought the LPN-RN program was very disorganized. We only saw Barb Krieg once in the beginning of the
semester and she said we will be seeing a lot of her. I thought Pat Formanek was very scatter brained and
unorganized. Although she is a nice person I think she could be better utilized elsewhere. I would have
appreciated a more consistent schedule and teachers. We had several teachers and guest teachers
teaching material and when you had a question you couldn't go up to just any of them to ask a question.
Sally and Lori who did CHA 2 were very nice but I felt they read off of the powerpoints and we could do
that at home. I didn't get anything extra from that course. I would have appreciated some practice
questions prior to the first CHA 2 exam. Their exam was unlike anyother one I had ever taken so the class
as a whole struggled on the exams. I also think they should of shared (like LA Love did) how the class did
as a whole on each question so we could defend the reasoning we chose that answer. They could not
describe how they did data analysis and we never got any points back. It was really a shame. I think that if
you are planning on doing this cohort again you should get it more organized so we aren't constantly
changing our work schedules and in a high anxiety state. I am so glad it's almost over! I do appreciate the
opportunity todo this but at the same time it was so disorganized and it felt like the resources to ask
questions were not available or didn't care (Barb Krieg). (0000000342 Anonymous)
I would change how students have to pay out of pocket for the ATI books and review. It is alot of money
to come up with on your own and isn't really expressed to us before the start of the program. I feel it
should be included in students tuition price, so they can get loan money to help pay for it. (0000000423
Anonymous)
I would change pretty much everything about the structure of the program. I felt that there should be
information days where at the beginning of the semester/end of the semester there is a day in the

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schedule that you meet on campus and pertinent information is given to students about upcoming events,
dates, and sign up times. We should get credit for clinical. We spend countless hours working on paper
work that is deemed "necessary" and we do not get any credit other than the fact we showed up and did
it. If you are not completely clueless on how to administer patient care you should "just pass" with flying
colors. Also, if I am supposed to take an ATI exam then I should be getting credit for that as well. It takes
time out of my schedule to come and taka test that isn't even being graded. I know that the score go
towards our prep for when we take the NCLEX but you would have students taking it more seriously if you
would make it a percentage of our grade. Also, there should be a system that you can report a rude and
inconsiderate instructor and be taken seriously. There are many that are great and helpful but there are a
few that shouldn't be working with students let alone patients. There is no room for condescendence. This
is a learning environment and we are paying to be taught and instructed not be-littled and discouraged.
(0000000425 Anonymous)
I would have a student resource person who could act as a liason as well as resource person. They could
have hours scheduled before nursing classes so students could visit with any program issues or concerns.
the liason would assist students in blackboard, Elsevier and/or Pearson programs, forms, organization, and
clarifying. I would have all required materials for each classroom copied and printed ahead of scheduled
class and available for purchase in the bookstore. I would have scheduled open time in the lab available
each week. I would have more simulation experiences available but not necessarily graded. (0000000426
Anonymous)
I would have more tests; the average class has 4 tests. I would make it 6. Pick a teacher to teach a class
and leave it that way. Don't change the teacher of a class unless absolutely necessary. Also, keep your
standards for clinical paperwork for each instructor the same. (0000000554 Anonymous)
I would like to see the clinical attendance policy change. The fact that missing more than one clinical meant
I'd fail that semester, I always went to clinical even when I was sick, which I don't think was good for the
patients (0000000553 Anonymous)
I'm not sure I would change anything. (0000000552 Anonymous)
Nothing, I like it the way it is. (0000000625 Anonymous)
offer CHA2 online if successful in CHA1 (0000000341 Anonymous)
The mental health course (not clinical) should be in the first year. The LPN boards had several mental
health related questions and that was content that we had not covered. There also needs to be a better
defined layout for requirments on charting, and clinical paper work. The lab book could be improved, the
current one dose not have all the informatino that one is looking for and is hard to navigate and not really
worth using because you have to look up more information in a different source. The medications card are
benifishal because we need to know the infromation but they are so time consuming and so much time if
focused on copying information that we can not focus on learning the information, it seems like general
made ones would be more benifishal because we could focus on learning the information and not on
copying it. (0000000551 Anonymous)
They say that they help the non-traditional student but that isn't true. Most of us work and get out clinical
and transition assingments with little notice. The instructors don't recognize that some students are new

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to the program at different semesters. They expect you to know what everyone else does and you are
totally new to the school. (0000000340 Anonymous)
Section - Western Technical College Core Abilities
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all graduates
should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this segment. As a result of this
program:
3. I have learned effective communication skills.
100%
15
Yes
4. Comments on effective communication skills.
I have learned that in most circumstances I should not communicate my true feelings because I want to
stay in the program and graduate and be done. (0000000425 Anonymous)
I was able to demonstrate effective communication skills with my cohorts and instructs easily.
(0000000550 Anonymous)
Learned prior to this program. (0000000342 Anonymous)
none (0000000423 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
5. I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
93.3%
14
Yes
6.7%
1
No
6. Comments on application of mathematical concepts.
I learned most of my math concepts from a previous institiuion. (0000000425 Anonymous)
I think that I still have some problems with this, but with practice I will continue to get better.
(0000000550 Anonymous)
Learned in LPN program but expanded in this program. (0000000342 Anonymous)
none (0000000423 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
We need to have more time spent on math equations. (0000000554 Anonymous)
7. I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications.
100%
15
Yes

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8. Comments on transferring social and natural science theories into practical applications.
CHA1 was a great course and Lori Love is a great instructor. (0000000425 Anonymous)
Learning about the pathophyiology in CHA 1 and 2 was so beneficial, it has really helped me to understand
the holistic patient. In mental health, I learned about theraputic communication and I couldn't have asked
for a better teacher, but I had no idea how to really talk to someone theraputically, I have used this
everyday. (0000000550 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
there needs to be great instructors for CHA 1 and 2. Some of them are great but others are terrible. I feel
that it is the core of your nursing classes and some of the most important. CHA 2 should be available to
take online for students who did well in CHA 1. (0000000423 Anonymous)
9. I learned critical thinking skills.
100%
15
Yes
10. Comments on critical thinking skills.
Due to the fact that there is so much independent learning and much is not taught to us, we have to just
figure out things on our own, learning critically is inevitable. (0000000425 Anonymous)
I think in a real life situation I would be able to save someones life! (0000000550 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
The quizes used to review for test were invaluable but I feel like application and critical thinking could be
focused on in a more effective way, with a class of more quize based questions. (0000000551 Anonymous)
11. I have learned to use technology effectively.
100%
15
Yes
12. Comments on effective use of technology.
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
then computer for one, i have learned to use better. (0000000550 Anonymous)
13. I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse population.
100%
15
Yes
14. Comments on valuing self and working ethically in a diverse population.
I am confident in myself and think I am able to work with and talk to anyone that comes my way with a
smile on my face. (0000000550 Anonymous)

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None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
15. I am able to make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability.
100%
15
Yes
16. Comments on incorporating the importance of sustainability.
I learned about sustainabiltiy from other sources. (0000000425 Anonymous)
I will say that it is a difficult program. I am a better nurse for having gone through it. I only wish I had done
all four semesters at Western for a quality control purpose. (0000000340 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
When I think of sustainability I think of efficiency and saving money, we need to value our resources.
Because as we all know money does NOT grow on trees. (0000000550 Anonymous)
Section - Specific Program Outcomes
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this section.
As a result of this program, I learned to:
17. Adhere to professional standards of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of
the registered nurse.
100%
15
Yes
18. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I wish a certain cirumstance with a student being unprofessional would have been handled differently. I
feel as students we need to be professional because we aren't just looked at as individuals, our actions
reflect on the school. (0000000423 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
We have learned what not to do from some and what to do from others. (0000000425 Anonymous)
YES I have! (0000000550 Anonymous)
19. Use effective communication skills incorporating lifespan considerations.
100%
15
Yes
20. Comments about learning this program outcome.
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)

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21. Assess health of individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan within the context of the
community.
100%
15
Yes
22. Comments about learning this program outcome.
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
23. Make clinical decisions to assure safe and accurate nursing care.
100%
14
Yes
24. Comments about learning this program outcome.
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
25. Provide safe caring interventions with diverse populations across the lifespan.
100%
15
Yes
26. Comments about learning this program outcome.
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
27. Collaborate with others to respond to the needs of individuals, families, and groups across the
health-illness continuum.
100%
15
Yes
28. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I think that with having such a small class, we all were so tightly linked together, that we will continue to
be friends forever outside of school for the rest of our lives! We were able to collaborate regarding our
experiences with nursing. (0000000550 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
29. Manage care to facilitate continuity within and across health care settings.
100%
15
Yes
30. Comments about learning this program outcome.
none (0000000423 Anonymous)
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
31. Use teaching and learning processes to promote and restore health incorporating lifespan
consideration.
100%
15
Yes

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32. Comments about learning this program outcome.
None (0000000626 Anonymous)
none. (0000000423 Anonymous)
Section - Conclusion
Instructions Provided To Respondents
Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience at
Western Technical College.
33. Comments
I am happy to have taken the classes. It changed me a person and as a nurse. You have some really great
instructors. I don't think I would have gotten through without Lori Johnson-Mumm and Loreen Love.
(0000000340 Anonymous)
I did appreciate the simulation lab days but it would have been nice to know some of the information (ie.
insulin drip) prior to going and making the mistakes we did. Maybe that would improve our self
confidence. (0000000342 Anonymous)
I really would say that I received the essential experience at Western Technical College. All the experiences
that I have gone through at WTC will go with in life and in my career. (0000000626 Anonymous)
I think that the overall experience was good. (0000000427 Anonymous)
I think that the simulation labs were very beneficial in learning the IV's since we didn't get that much
experience with them during clinical, really understanding pushing the meds and secondary and primary
lines. I also think that this was an amazing experience, the pilot program and hope that it continues to be a
great program and offered, I would donate money to keep this program going. I think that the 1 class at a
time was extremely beneficial for my learning and I was able to use time management correctly. I believe
that having such a small class size helped also with the closeness of my cohorts and myself and the
instructors, I felt confident in speeking during the class time and voicing my opinions and comments.
Thank you for the experiences . (0000000550 Anonymous)
Our starter kits could really use a scissors. The med cards could be revaluated. (0000000551 Anonymous)
WTC is a wonderful school and I would recommend the nursing program to anyone. I just wish it could be a
bachelor degree progam. (0000000423 Anonymous)