Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, graduates will:

  • Evaluate caring relationships and behaviors that contribute to positive outcomes for clients, families, communities and populations, as well as health care providers and health care systems. (Communication, Diversity, Professionalism)**
  • Analyze client-centered care with respect to health, environment and cultural preferences across the lifespan while respecting the client as the source of control. (Communication, Diversity, Professionalism, Critical Thinking)**
  • Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering teamwork and collaboration with the client, family, community and populations. (Communication, Professionalism, Critical Thinking, Diversity)**
  • Utilize best current evidence considering clinical expertise along with client and family preferences for the delivery of optimal health care. (Critical Thinking, Technology, Communication, Diversity)**
  • Participate in data evaluation to monitor client outcomes to continuously improve the quality of health care. (Technology, Communication, Critical Thinking)**
  • Evaluate standardized practices and technologies to minimize the risk of harm to clients and health care providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (Technology, Communication, Critical Thinking)**
  • Analyze information and technology resources to build knowledge, select the mode of communication, to decrease error and support decision making. (Technology, Communication, Critical Thinking)**
  • Analyze behaviors consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics, Nursing’s Social Policy Statement and Standards of Practice into the role of the professional nurse. (Professionalism, Communication, Critical Thinking)**

**Categories denoted in the parentheses represent relationship to Clarkson College’s student success skills, which are our institutional student learning outcomes, and include Communication, Technology, Critical Thinking, Diversity, and Professionalism. 


Performance Outcomes

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Time Board Pass Rate Traditional 91%
LPN-BSN N/A
Traditional 88%
LPN-BSN 84%
Traditional 96%
LPN-BSN 84%
Overall Board Pass Rate N/A Traditional 88%
LPN-BSN 86%
Traditional 96%
LPN-BSN 86%
National Average Board Pass Rate 83% 81% 84%
Graduation Rate 64% 68% 69%
Job Placement/Employment Rate* Traditional 95%
LPN-BSN 95%
RN-BSN 100%
Traditional 95%
LPN-BSN 95%
RN-BSN 100%
Traditional 95%
LPN-BSN 95%
RN-BSN 100%

* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.