Program Specific Competency Goals

Upon completion of the MSN requirements for Nursing Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Design educational strategies to improve culturally appropriate caring practices for clients, families, communities, and populations. (Diversity, Communication, Technology)**
  • Synthesize complex knowledge of nursing to advocate for holistic client centered care for individuals, families, communities and populations. (Diversity, Critical Thinking)**
  • Generate policies through teamwork and collaboration in the complex roles of educator, administrator or advanced clinician. (Diversity, Communication, Professionalism)**
  • Construct health care strategies using evidence-based theoretical, scientific and contemporary knowledge. (Critical Thinking, Technology)**
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to improve client health outcomes, facilitate change in health care systems and appraise ethical-legal dilemmas. (Diversity, Critical Thinking, Technology, Professionalism)**
  • Create systems to promote safety and minimize risks of harm to clients and providers. (Communication)**
  • Use information technology to interpret data, communicate and evaluate decision making. (Critical Thinking, Technology)**
  • Advocate for professional behaviors that advance the profession and improve health care. (Communication, Professionalism)**

**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

  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
First Time Board Pass Rate* AANPCB:
  • FNP: 69%
  • AGPCNP: NA
ANCC:
  • FNP: 81.8%
  • AGPCNP: NA
AANPCB:
  • FNP: 72%
  • AGPCNP:NA
ANCC:
  • FNP:100%
  • AGPCNP: NA
AANPCB:
  • FNP: 87%
  • AGPCNP: 75%
ANCC:
  • FNP: 100%
  • AGPCNP: NA
Overall Board Pass Rate* AANPCB:
  • FNP: 87%
  • AGPCNP: NA
ANCC:
  • FNP: 76.9%
  • AGPCNP: NA
AANPCB:
  • FNP: 92%
  • AGPCNP: NA
ANCC:
  • FNP: 100%
  • AGPCNP: NA
AANPCB:
  • FNP: 98%
  • AGPCNP: 100%
ANCC:
  • FNP: 100%
  • AGPCNP: NA
National Average Board Pass Rate** AANPCB:
  • FNP: 580
  • AGPCNP: NA
ANCC:
  • FNP: 69.8%
  • AGPCNP: NA
AANPCB:
  • FNP: 561
  • AGPCNP: NA
ANCC:
  • FNP: 77.2%
  • AGPCNP: NA
AANPCB:
  • FNP: 564
  • AGPCNP: 548
ANCC:
  • FNP: 77.2%
  • AGPCNP: NA
Graduation Rate 94.18% AY 74.46% AY 75.67% AY
Job Placement/Employment Rate*** 100% 100% 100%

*Board Pass Rates calculated per calendar year

**AANPCB: Out of a total testing score of 800, the minimum score of 500 is needed to pass (www.ascerteon.com)

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