Program Specific Competency Goals
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia degree, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:
- Support patient safety through vigilance and protection from complications. (Critical thinking, Technology)**
- Demonstrate competence in the perianesthesia management of patients by delivering individualized, culturally competent care across the life span. (Diversity, Technology)**
- Demonstrate critical thinking, responsibility and accountability by applying evidenced-based concepts to decision-making and problem solving when assessing, diagnosing, managing, and evaluating perianesthesia care. (Critical Thinking, Technology)**
- Develop interpersonal communication skills promoting the effective exchange of information and collaboration while respecting patient privacy and maintaining confidentiality. (Communication, Technology)**
- Develop a leadership style integrating critical thinking and facilitating professional collaboration. (Professionalism, Critical Thinking)**
- Demonstrate professionalism, including a commitment to academic and personal integrity. (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
|First Time Board Pass Rate||87.3%||92%||58.3%|
|Overall Board Pass Rate||100%||100%||100%|
|National Average Board Pass Rate (first time)||85%**||84.5%**||82.6%**|
|Job Placement/Employment Rate*||100%||100%||100%|
* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.
** Passing standards increased in 2014.
The Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia Program had their onsite accreditation visit in 2015 where they received a perfect score and a full 10 year accreditation renewal through 2026.