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)**
  • Analyze client-centered care with respect to health, environment and cultural preferences across the lifespan while respecting the client as the source of control. (Diversity, Critical Thinking)**
  • Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering teamwork and collaboration with the client, family, community and populations. (Communication)**
  • Utilize best current evidence considering clinical expertise along with client and family preferences for the delivery of optimal health care. (Critical Thinking, Professionalism)**
  • Participate in data evaluation to monitor client outcomes to continuously improve the quality of health care. (Technology)**
  • Evaluate standardized practices and technologies to minimize the risk of harm to clients and health care providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Analyze information and technology resources to build knowledge, select the mode of communication, to decrease error and support decision making. (Technology)**
  • 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)**

**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

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
First Time Board Pass Rate Traditional 96%
Traditional 95.7%
LPN-BSN 78.5%
Traditional 96.5%
LPN-BSN 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate Traditional 99%
LPN-BSN 100%
Traditional 98.6%
LPN-BSN 100%
Traditional 100%
LPN-BSN 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate 84% 87% 91.3%
Graduation Rate 65% 61% 60%
Job Placement/Employment Rate* Traditional 95%
RN-BSN 100%
Traditional 95.7%
LPN-BSN 92.8%
RN-BSN 100%
Traditional 95%
LPN-BSN 100%
RN-BSN 100%

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