2014 Spring Nursing Student SLO Assessment Survey

2014 Spring Nursing Student SLO Assessment Survey

Nursing Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
I liked the fast paced environment
That it was fast
I liked how personable the instructors were and how helpful they were.
The hands on experience.
I liked the instructors and how much hands on I was able to learn.
I liked all the clinicals that this programs offers. I like how hands on it is with skills. I also liked
being challenged and this program definetely challenged me. I really enjoyed how the teachers
would be willing to help you out as much as possible.
Hands on learning, clinical experiences.
I liked the fact that we were more independent. It made me feel like a "real" nurse and in turn
able to evaluate problems as if I were on my own.
I liked that westerns program was hands on.
Completing program early through the fastrack program.
The instructors are committed to student success. And ... the curriculum is very effectively
integrated across classes.
Flexibility in schedule and learning experiences
I really liked that this program went by relatively quickly and that most of the instructors were
very approachable.
The program is tough but I feel like I was expected to know the meterial and be able to apply it
at any moment which helped me to be prepared and retain the information.
I like that the program has a good structure. Most instructors are there to help us in any way
they can and they foster our learning opportunities. I think that this is a rigorous program and
involves a lot of time, sweat, and even tears to get through it. I felt that the program helps well
prepare us for the future and what our future in nursing will be like.
Most of the staff, 2 years, gave me the knowledge to go out into the nursing world. I like that you
can take Fundementals early to get your workload down for 1st semester.
I liked the amount of hands on experiences I got. I also liked most of the instructors. Most of
them were very helpful and encouraging.
I enjoyed the smaller class sizes coupled with the teachers knowledge and dedication to helping
the students learn at a higher level. I also enjoyed the ITV classes as it helped bring more
classmates in from outlining cities.
Nothing.
Valuable clinical experiences Truly felt cared about as a student and knew my success was
important to faculty This program is a great value financially Feel more than adequately
prepared to graduate Always felt help was available and accessible if I needed it
I loved my clinical. I enjoyed Mayo a lot. I really liked my wound care clinical.
The clinicals were great.
It got started right away with technical skills classes and clinicals. I feel I got the educated
needed for a RN job.
I liked that there were online options throughout the program. Living further away from all
campuses, it was nice to have the online option for classes. I also liked that exams could be
proctored at other locations. It was nice not have to drive all the way in to LaCrosse or Black
River for an exam.
I enjoyed the med surg portion of the clinical. There were a lot of very good experiences.
I liked that i was able to graduate in 15months.
I liked the campus clinical experiences very much! The hands on experience in a low-stress
environment is unbeatable. The information that was taught during sim lab has stuck with me
more than any reading I could have done.

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hands on learning staff willingness to help you succeed format the classes are taught in every
instructor I have had has been very approachable, understanding and willing to answer
questions
I thought this program had alot of knowlegable teachers who are passionate about the success
of their students.
I enjoyed the way classes progressed from one to the next. It made the learning more
meaningful
The instructors were all very helpful and were willing to meet and go over different things with
students whenever the students needed it
That the teachers were very involved with the students. They wanted the students to be
succesfully in this program. Always willing to help or meet with a student if they were not
sucessful in a class.
I liked how involved everyone is and how supportive the staff and fellow students are.
The speed at which it was completed
I liked that it only took me 2 years to complete. The material was straight to the point and very
benificial. I enjoyed the teaching staff and most of all I enjoyed the oppertunity to be hands on at
clinical.
The community portion was a nice change of pace. I felt it focused on helping people.
I liked the hands on experience. The teachers were very involved and willing to help. I liked that
it was only 2 years and yet everything was touched on. It was organized for the most part and
allowed us to be independent at the same time. It was a great program with lots of resources
available.
I liked the variety of different clinical experiences. I enjoyed the small class and clinical sizes.
Hands on experiences and small class sizes
I liked how all of the instructors genuinely care about the students and there well being.
I really liked the opportunity to take classes in Mauston. It really saved many of us money.
There are a few instructors at WTC that made it all worth it and deserve to be recognized and
appreciated. Jackie Reils can TEACH! She is amazing and kind and I hope I am one tenth the
nurse she is one day. I enjoyed her class and learned more there than anywhere. Julie Fargen
is also an instructor that I admire and respect. She listens. Although some students did not, I
also enjoyed the new energy and perspective Jen Jostad shared.
Aside from these
instructors of 3rd and 4th semester, I enjoyed some of the clinical sites. I also liked the uniform
change.
I liked that all of the instructors were very knowledgable in what they taught and easily
accessible if needed. I thought the content and learning objectives were clearly explained and
directly related to what I will need to know in practice. There were many options for different
students including online classes, ITV classes, and testing at different locations. I thought it
was beneficial to have smaller class sizes because everyone was encouraged to get involved
and had their questions answered. I have really enjoyed this program and feel I am prepared to
practice as an RN.
I enjoyed the classroom time. The teachers were available when needed. There were many
resources available for students to pass.
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Value
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2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
The amount of driving that it requires. I do not feel that was adaquately portrayed during
orientation. If I would have known the amount of driving it would take from BRF to Sparta,
Tomah, etc I would have considered other options. I also felt that the professors in this program
were unorganized, and always delayed in their email responses to students.
Less driving more stuff at BRF. Nclex review before graduation
I would change the availability of days and times of some of the classes
More practice with IV pumps
The paperwork during first and second semester is too much. It really took away from my
learning. The medication cards were useless to me and where busy work. third and fourth
sesmter was less paperwork and prep the night before, which helped me focus on things that I
needed to learn like concepts.
I would change all the care plans we had to do the night before the clinicals in the first two
semester. I felt like I would put all my energy into the paper work and not focus as much on the
patient care. I wish there was a seperate class on care plan alone and not let it affect are ability
to learn as a on the floor.
CHA2 structure-should be more than 1 3-hour class and reading is excessive
I didn't think that the journals really aided in any of my nursing practice.
The amount of information given in such a short period of time was very overwhelming and
made it diffucult to learn vs memorize the information.
With the fastrack program allow 2nd semester classes be face to face.
Make more productive use of the time spent in clinicals ... too much down time.
nothing
Some of the instrcutors were very rude and intimidating and made it difficult to learn because
they were not very helpful at all. I also think that it was difficult at times to be available for some
of the tests/meetings because some of them changed times and were last minute.
The program is tough. I wish it were as easy as the instructors say to just 'not work while in the
program', but its just not possible for some of us.
I don't like how 4th semester is laid out. I think there is a LOT of content covered in CHA2 and
Management and we don't have much time to absorb that information. It would be nice at
orientation into the program to have 3rd or 4th semester students speak to us to prepare us for
the rigor. Overall, it was a good experience.
Did not like ITV for Community pre-conference, it never worked and it was ackward. I think we
should round grades up. CHA2 needs to change, it's way to condensed and cannot afford to
cancel any classes ( I take face-to-face for a reason, so if there are 2 teachers and 1 is sick can
the other one teach that day?) Did not like immunity being online. Did not like the CLT group
project, took away valuable study time for test 2 and it was hard to come to a conclusion with
everyone agreeing. The rubric for the project needs to be more specified, and the teachers must
be together on what should be on the paper (got lots of different stories, after awhile you just
don't care because you don't know what you need).
I would change some of the assignments. I felt they were a waste of time and not very helpful.
I wouldn't change much but if i could i would offer a few more bursing core classes before
students really began the program and then i would start students learning and out more at a
second semester learning level, or maybe the the opportunites of the second semester. I
enjoyed the leap in knowledge from frist semster to second semster.
Everything but Peggy.
I feel that mandatory ATI materials were not worth what I paid for them- I used them very little.
I would see if you can send more students to clinical at mayo wound care.
4th semester, It was way to short not enough time to really learn the information.

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The last semester was very disorganized. The change of having a shorter winter break and no
spring break took its toll on all of us. Because we only had one class time per week for CHA2
and management I feel I missed out on alot of learning and class time discussion especially
after having snow days. One class to learn all of 2 body systems was rediculous. Blackboard
needs to be seperated out better. I don't want to get emailed regarding a semester I am not in
anymore.
I feel that this program was very intense and moved at a rapid pace (I did the fast track
program). As a student, I felt I was required to take full responsitiblity of my education with little
help from my instructors. I needed to be in control of my education 110% of the time and if I
had not, I feel that I would not have been successful in this program.
I would not send students to Gundersen Health Hematology Oncology floor for community
rotation. It was not a very good learning experience. There wasn't many skills I was able to
accomplish, including teaching. The nurses prefer you watch what they do instead of do the
task yourself.
I wish that the summer was a little more spread out. The communication between all the staff
needs to improve. The instructors seem to have different conflicting information. Dates change
frequently and it makes it difficult when you have a little one that needs daycare.
nothing.
the amount of prep before second semester clinical that you have to prepare overnight I dont
think attendance should be part of your grade as we are accountable for our own learning and
grades will reflect the amount of time we put in to the classes. The three hour classes are too
long. Its a nice option to have, but I dont think I retained much after the first hour. Taking two,
three tests in the same day is overwhelming
Change the program back to 2 semesters. Trimesters are much to difficult and I felt like I was
rushed through everything we were learing. I think western will slowly see their percents fall for
the pass rate for the NCLEX.
Way too much busy work. Doing one or 2 of each of the NPW etc would have been sufficient.
4th semester classes being so fast paced. Especially CHA 2. This class was very rigorous and
class time was only 3 hours one day a week and I think we only had 7-8 class times total.
Teachers being more organized with classes and putting things on blackboard in a timely
manner. There were certain classes where things were suppose to be due a day but the
assignment would not be put up until the night before it was due. I think also teachers being
consistent with the way things should be done including blackboard, clinical homework, and
overall communication with students. I would make CHA 2 a two day class instead of a one day
class. So much information and not enough time to learn it all. I would make management an
online class since the face to face class had more homework and presentations than the online
class had to do.
I think that there should be a common standard all around on what is acceptable for paperwork
and what is not. I had several experiences when an instructor would tell me one way to do
something and another would tell me another thing. It is frustrating.
More time with cha 2 and I would have clinical experience with med surg during 3 semester
after you were at least half done with skills
I feel the CHA2 class was too rushed. I don't feel like I took out of that class what I wish I could
have. I enjoyed CHA1 and felt I learned a lot and I feel the oppistie about CHA2 which I was
disappointed about.
The simulation groups would be maybe three to two people. The lack of interview patient during
first semester maybe addressed in skills or fundamentals. I learned from a preceptor during
community about motivational interviewing...
All the teachers need to be consistent with the blackboard. Some teachers wanted email, some
blackboard, and sometimes the assignments were not put on blackboard in a reasonable
amount of time and it became very frustrating. We really could have used a spring break to

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avoid burnout. The CHA 2 class was riduculous that it was only offered 1 day a week. That was
too much information to cover in one class period a week. Management should be an online
class. The people who took it face to face blended actually were at a greater disadvantage due
to attendance being graded and you were docked 7% if you missed only one day and it was
more work than online. The teachers are overworked and have too much on their plate.
I would like to see more effort put into ITV classes so that students at outreach campuses do
not have to travel so far. I think that 4th semester is very rigorous and the content needs to be
reevaluated or the material needs to be spaced out more- there is no way that any student is
able to read and fully comprehend all of the reading that is required each week. To much time is
spent studying and trying to memorize certain things and not enough time is allowed to fully
learn and remember these topics.
availability of ITV blended classes vs online
I would offer it part time for those of us who struggle with this course load.
Nothing
i would change how the instuctors and the studnets comunicated to each other. I felt that their
was a lack of communication to the outreach campuses.
There is plenty I would change about the program. For starters, at the end of courses some
instructors would give back a couple of points so certain students would pass the class. It was
extremely frustrating, especially when I know one of these students personally and EVERY
nursing course she was given back points. Technically, she did not successfully pass any of
her nursing classes on her own. She would go in and talk to intructors and her grades would be
alterred. How can the program be so rigid in one case, but not in another? I would also
vhange CHA 2. It was offered ITV this semester which wwas nice, but the class was often not
worth attending. Several students voiced that classes were not productive; reading the text with
powerpoints was more than we got when attending class.
I believe that what applies for one
student should apply to all, and it does not at WTC. I also feel a student can not discuss issues
of a negative intent without fearing retaliation by certain faculty. I know several of us who have
been biting our tongues for long time.
And, finally, I do not wish for Kitty Kurth to see this as I
think she is a nice person, but she should not be teaching. SHe is extremely inappropriate at
clinical sites. She called students names when she thought she was being funny, she spoke of
her pain contract, swore all the time, extensively discussed drug use, etc. I had several
members of the healthcare team come up to me and ask who she was and why she was
behaving in the way she was. Several people were shocked she was an instructor at WTC.
She even talked with many students about being in trouble for trying to kick a 2nd semester
student out, how she wanted to know about the issues of her contract with Western, and how
she was not immediately given a mentor. She also told students she did not think she was
going to get asked back again. She was not a leader or a mentor, and I hated when she came
near me at clinical. I was afraid her behavior would reflect on me. A student also mentioned to
me that they didn't want to say anything because they would rather have an instructor like Kitty
who was "easy-going" and not around and would pass everybody than an instructor like Char
who was always quizing students and asking them to explain why they did things.
There were some classes I would have liked to have more face to face class time in such as
CHA 1&2, otherwise I would not change anything.
I would like to change the amount of time that we had for CHA2. The class went by too fast for
the amount of materials that needed to be covered. I would have enjoyed if there were other
shifts for clinicals.
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Value
45

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3. How many of your nursing classes did you choose to take
in an online format?
#
1
2
3

Answer
None
Less than 5
5 or more
Total

Response
8
25
12
45

%
18%
56%
27%
100%

4. As a result of this program:
Question
I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

5

22

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5. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
I learned therapeutic communication
Since we did not have our instructor right by our side I felt like we were forced to communicate
which helped learn how to communicate more effectively.
Program imporved effective communication skills greatly
I feel the instructors assisted us to foster a relationship with our peers and the IDT throughout
the different facilities. This has brought my communication level and confidence in that
communication up a lot.
The communication skills we learned have been very helpful in this program and also in my
personal life.
I learned to communicate to all members of the healthcare team and be comfortable doing so.
I feel I came into this program with effective communication skills, but feel I was able to apply
them and help them grow throughout this program.
I learned how to communicate with providers and other team members.
I was very shy starting out and grew tremendously over the past 15 months. I am still a little shy,
but have become more aware of what I say and how I am saying it. I am also very assertive.
I have learned many therapeutic communication skills that work to get more information from
my patients during assessments.
I have learned to be more assertive in my communication with other students, faculty and with
staff at clinical sites It is okay to ask for help.
We learned a variety of ways to communicate to our patients.
Learning to read people and the way they are feeling without actually speaking is something we
need to be very aware of. I learned this skill in clinical.
I feel that I have learned to be more confident in my communication which for me is huge
because I cry...A LOT and now I don't I'm able to voice my concerns and be able to take and
give constructive critisism.
I learned how to communicate in a way that was helpful for the patients
I'm glad I was able to use clinical as a way to learn how to communicate with the nursing (all
healthcare) team.
take my time. Listen more than thinking of what to say.
It was a great program to learn therapeutic communication and bedside manner. The teachers
were instrumental in that area.
I learned to be more assertive as well as I learned how to be more effective communication aka
LISTENING
I think there should be more taught on effective communication as this is a vital skill in this
profesion.
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Value
20

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6. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

1

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

5

22

15

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7. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
I learned more about math during the courses but I was able to apply it in clinical. Most of the
math was already done by pharmacy but I could undersatnd how they got the doses by
checking.
The math concepts were important to learn. In 4th semester the instructors just gave us a
challenging math assignment without going over it. It would have been more helpful if we had
went over it in class.
math is not my strong suit but I feel I learned many ways to figure it out.
Before coming into this program, I did not know how to calculate any dosing calculations or IV
drip rates. Based on my courses, I am now able to.
I was able to watch a few complex math calculations in Infusion.
I was strong in math before this program, but it has made me even better at doing calculations
and conversions.
how to calculate drip rates
Imperitive that we know how to calculate medications. Some instructors didn't know how to
properly teach this for understanding
1st semester skills was really helpful in learning new math calculations. There was a lot of time
spent learning these calculations and a lot of practice opportunities.
I think that once you start CHA 2 with the harder math there should at least be a short review in
class just to show you how to do the more complex problems. I'm not a person that is able to
read and follow math directions that are given to me, it just confuses me and I feel I would have
gotten the concept a lot better if I was shown a few problems and worked through them.
I found the teaching easy to understand
It may take more practice on the field when I am busy and not in a testing environment to
actually know but I am comfortable with the infomation I have been taught.
revisiting fluid rates for burn victims...
I struggled with math prior to beginning the program but I now feel very confident with my
medication calclation skills. I think it is a great idea to implement math/med calculation
questions on each exam to keep the content fresh in our minds.
The extra practice given at the beginning of CHA2 was extremely helpful.
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Value
16

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8. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

1

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

28

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9. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
I would have liked to have more clinicals
I was able to apply theory easier this semester than I have been in the past.
I am very good at applying my knowledge. I have learned to have confidence in myself
throughtout the entire program. I have a little ways to go, but have made a huge improvement
from 1st semester.
You can apply many of your personal experiences into the social and natural science theories
and apply them to your practice
Concept mapping was a huge benefit for me. Concept mapping really helped me understand
the patho of the disease processes and understand why medications and interventions were
appropriate for the patient.
I will say things and don't even realize the complexity of my knowledge base until someone
says something to be, never would I have thought I would be able to make these things click
and actually get it.
I learned how the pathologic manifest into symptoms
Sometimes we wonder why a client is the way they are and some of the social aspect (learned
from Psych nursing) was helpful and to see some of it at the V.A helped too. It's applied to the
way we teach patients and assess how well their care is effective. It might because of their
personality or psychosocial issues.
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Value
8

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10. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

2

20

20

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11. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
To look at each diagnosis and then apply each one to look at the whole picture to see how the
diagnosis connect.
Again, not having the instructor right there made it so that I was forced into critally thinking on
my own.
Great improvement in critical thinking with program
My critical think has come a long way since 1st semester
It was nice to have so many clinicals to be able to apply the information you are learning.
Critical thinking is very important for nursing!
Critical thinking is expected and must be learned to effectively take care of patients
Again, concept mapping really helped with my critical thinking skills. Case studies in class were
another big help.
It's so interesting to me the way I think now, I'm proud of my thinking and the way I can think
outside of the box and consider so many different factors.
I learned how to think about what the patient needs and how to treat symptoms
I now think of the patient as what could have caused or started this and what else can it effect.
The idea as the patient as a whole.
great for prioritization!
I thought i did until i took the critical thinking ati
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Value
12

12. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

2

0

5

25

11

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13. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
Learning different facility computer charting and how they communicated with the medical team.
N/A
There should have been more advanced skill time to practice with equipment and start IVs, etc.
I was already proficient with technology, but my skills improved because of the different systems
I had to get used to at each clinical site.
I learned how to run pumps, computer documenting, and blood glucose monitors.
Technology is important for getting and giving important information on your patient. Being able
to navigate and learn different programs is important.
Different systems at facilities. We have to learn and use them all.
I did a lot of online classes so I learned a lot about blackboard. I also learned about a lot of
different systems for charting at the many clinical sites
Learning the system was a struggle while trying to keep up at clinical but I do understand that
the computer charting is effective and it came easier as time went on.
Got a chance to see a vein finder in use, dopppler for pulses... sometimes technology makes
assessments a bit easier.
With clinical we learned the EMR's and care mobile
I think that the school should look into pruchasing IV pumps, to teach the students how to use
them.
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Value
12

14. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

4

22

16

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15. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
I worked with Ho-Chunk natives and learned about their beliefs.
N/A
I this program during clinical I got to work with all kinds of people.
I have grown so much as a person throughout this program. It has changed the way I see
people as a whole. I haven't gotten to work with a diverse group of people yet, but am looking
forward to it in transition.
I have always done this so this didn't change much. More defined maybe.
I learned how to deal with confrontation in an effective manner
I realize not all patient will have the same values as I do and I am ok with that
As much as we talk about ethics and what is right or wrong.... I feel all I can hold accountable is
me and not so much the other person
I believe that I valued myself and worked ethically within a diverse population prior to the
nursing program. The program may have reinforced these principles.
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Total Responses

Value
9

16. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

1

27

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17. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
N/A
STand by the decisions you have made. We have more knowledge than we are aware of.
Yes
I learned a lot about prioritizing

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Statistic
Total Responses

Value
4

18. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
implement
my role as a
nurse in
ways that
reflect
integrity,
responsibility,
ethical
practices,
and an
evolving
professional
identity as a
nurse
committed to
evidencebased
practice,
caring,
advocacy,
and quality
care.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

21

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19. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I think that this is important to maintain for respect of our patients and it was an important
concept to learn
I definately saw some EBP in question in clinicals... I am now wondering what else I will run into
and will practice EBP and being fiscally responsible... Especially for the patient. I know if I was
the patient I wouldn't want a big bill.
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Value
2

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20. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
appropriate
written, verbal,
and nonverbal
communication
in a variety of
clinical
contexts.

Strongly
Disagree

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

26

14

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21. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I felt that I was able to communicate with all levels of the hospital during clinical.
I was able to communicate through face to face, paging, phone calls, and written orders.
I don't feel like the instructors payed that much attention to communication. I am not sure if it is
because I was at the level I was supposed to be at though. They might have payed more
attention if I needed improvement.
practice at charting the right way was one of the most helpful for the this
Although I disliked all the paperwork during clinical I now realize how beneficial it was to my
learning.
I am still learning and aware of my shortcomings and will continue to work on it.
i think its important to value the RN role and know we are equals
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22. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
integrate social,
mathematical,
and physical
sciences,
pharmacology,
and
pathophysiology
in clinical
decision
making.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

23

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23. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
We had to prove this during clinical and in our clinical paperwork. I think that the paperwork was
a lot and that it took a lot away from the clinical experience itself.
Concept mapping and care plans helped with this
I have learned a lot of the interactions and side effects of the different medications which is very
important for me to know
One example was in community a client was itchy... He appeared un-clean but I could apply his
itching to his patho.. kidney failure... "uremic Frost"
The teachers did a great job at getting us to see everything
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24. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

25

17

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provide
patient
centered
care by
utilizing the
nursing
process
across
diverse
populations
and
healthcare
settings.

25. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I learned to look at each person as an individual
I love that I was able to spend time in different areas (floors, specialities) during clinical
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26. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
minimize risk
of harm to
patients,
members of
the
healthcare
team and self
through safe
individual
performance
and
participation
in system
effectiveness.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

23

19

43

27. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I learned to follow the protocols of the different institutes that we worked at
I understand the need for handwashing and gloves
Some clinical teachers were more strict than others about this.
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28. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
lead the
multidisciplinary
health care
team to provide
effective patient
care throughout
the lifespan.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

2

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16

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29. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Although we were on our own a little more I still felt that the staff nurse did the majority of the
lead.
WE didnt actually lead anything. We were part of a team as a student only.
I did learn about the lifespan but the only time i ever cared for babies and younger children was
in OB. I never had a chance to go to a pediatric unit.
I found the practice in a situation where I was in charge made me feel more comfortable
I was nice to have the chance to work with all ages and learn the different cares needed.
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30. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
use
information
and
technology to
communicate,
manage data,
mitigate error,
and support
decisionmaking.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

22

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1

31. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I learned to use nursing journals
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32. CONCLUSION - Please use this space to share any other
feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience
at Western Technical College.
Text Response
I feel that the amount of driving involved needs to be brought across at the very first orientation.
Furthermore, I feel that it should be a priority to inform/remind students every semester about
the ATI live review. I feel ATI should be required before we graduate, maybe in the last week of
classes.
I was told that I would only have to travel to BRF and if it wasn't in BRF that it would be offered
online. I have been expected to communte to every WTC campus within this program. If I
would have know how much traveling was involved in this BRF cohort program I probably would
have waited and went to a differnt school or would have just moved to La Crosse and taken
everything in La Crosse.
I feel like I received a wonderful nursing education through western. The teachers are dedicated
to the students and are a pleasure to be around.
I really like to be challenged and I'm glad I decided to pursue my degree here at this college. It
really is going to prepare me as a nurse.
It has been a very positive experience for me.
Great overall experience
This program was beneficial to my future, but there a definitely some changes that needs tobe
made with organization and a few of the instructors.
I think Management and Professional Concepts would be more appropraite for a first semester
course.
Thank you!
Please stop making the sim lab patients throw up all the time. It's hard to get any work done
when your 1st and 2nd semester and all your doing is holding a emesis bag.
I really enjoyed this clinical. I loved the Mayo staff. I really enjoyed wound care!
This program very hard but I learned a lot. I feel Im ready to get out there and work as a Nurse
I hated hearing from teachers " I don't have time to meet with you" or "I haven't looked at your
homewrok yet because I teach other classess and clinicals besides this one." Teachers want
things done on time from us, we are required to come to class (Management took role call) so I
expect my homework to be graded in a timely manner so I can keep moving forward. Classes
should be spread out more and more time to practice skill sin class time instead of on pateints
in a busy medsurg floor.
I really enjoyed the med surg rotation at Gundersen, however I did not feel the community
rotation at Gundersen Hem/Onc was a very good learning experience.
It is a very rigorous program and suggest that people have ALL general education classes done
before entering the program. The communication between staff needs to improve. I had a hard
time with day care because dates changed a lot.
A big thank you to all of my instructors! (especially Mary Tschumper, Lori Johnson-Mum,
Charlene Hopkins and Jackie Reils)
I just wanted to thank Lori Love for being such a great instructor. I honestly dont think I could
have made it through this program with out her teaching style. If western had more teachers as
passionate as her teaching, I beleive grades would go up.
My experience at WTC has been much less than anticipated. Integrity by personell has been
compromised making this disappointing and heartbreaking. The program itself is set up in an
orderly fashion. The people that we are supposed to look up to and respect (management-Dean/Associate Dean) are the ones that have disappointed the most. The instructors were
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I loved my experience in the western technical college nursing program. I would recommend
this nursing program to anyone. I thought the instructors were all very helpful and willing to do
whatever they could to help students learn.
I did nor like when you asked questions about your homework to teachers and they would say
we dont have time to look at this stuff. We teach other classes and would get crabby at
students. If we are putting in the homework stuff in a timely manner they should also get things
back to us in a timely manner. It would have been nice to have more hands on experience in
advance skills. I always felt rushed during that class because I felt their was not enough time. It
would be nice while at clinical to actually do more nursing skills instead of doing CNA work all
the time. Some of the units you were so busy doing CNA work that we missed out on
opportunities for nursing skills. I did have a great experience at Western and I hope some of
the suggestions are taken seriously for upcoming graduates. Overall I met a lot of great people
and couldnt have asked for a better experience.
This program has changed me in so many ways and made me more professional, and "grown
up" which I was before but not the way I am now after the program.
I wan satisfied with the program up until the last semester when we switched to trimesters and i
felt too rushed.
Fundamentals can be shortened a bit... I felt through out the program we revisited the same
topics.... and in different courses...
As stated earlier in the survey, I think the 4th semester cirriculum needs to be re-evaluted.
Either the classes need to be spead out over a longer period of time, or the content/power
points need to be more focused and relevant. Also, using 2 different instructors is difficult. I felt
that I would have been just as successful if the CHA2 course was completely online, as we had
limited class time and most of the class was spent just reading the powerpoints because there
was so much material to cover. Third semester CHA1 with Jackie Reils was the semester that I
learned the most and retained the most information, she was a great instuctor and her
powerpoints were relevant, straight to the point and taught us the information we needed to be
successful in the class.
Impressive how all the instructors genuinely care about the students well being, i havent met
one who acted as tho it was just a job. thank u
I didn't want this survey to come off as entirely negative. I am proud of the work I did at WTC.
It was difficult and we all made it through. I DO feel like I am prepared to enter the workforce.
And the use of ATI products has been great. I love how they give rationales for better learning.
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