Program Outcomes

Program Specific Competency Goals

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in effective and caring communication with diverse individuals and groups to educate, inform, collaborate, and reflect. (Communication)**
  • Apply complex and evidence-based nursing knowledge and experience to analyze and evaluate strategies and outcomes in health care and educational settings to inform  decision-making and/or problem-solving. (Critical Thinking)**
  • Promote the nursing profession by recognizing and engaging in competent, accountable, ethical, and holistic practice; caring and collaborative relationships; respectful interactions with diverse individuals and groups; and quality- and safety-based decision-making. (Professionalism)**
  • Utilize and evaluate health care information technology systems and processes for communication, decision-making, management, and interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance healthcare delivery. (Technology)**
  • Demonstrate the awareness of the unique characteristics inherent in all individuals, by appreciating similarities and differences and advocating for caring holistic nursing approaches. (Diversity)**

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


Performance Outcomes

FNP (ANCC)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 88.89% 100% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate** 88.89% 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate** 83.36% 86.48% 87.88%
Graduation Rate 70.83%% 77.23%% 66.67%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

FNP (AANPCB)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 89% 83% 89%
Overall Board Pass Rate** 91% 93% 96%
Program Average** 580 583 591
National Average** 560 582 573
Graduation Rate 70.83% 77.23% 66.67%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

FNP-Certificate (AANPCB)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 83% 90% 83%
Overall Board Pass Rate** 83% 100% 100%
Program Average** 534 616 618
National Average** 560 582 554
Graduation Rate 78.57% 66.67% 53.33%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year</p

Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP (AANPCB)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 67% 100% N/R
Overall Board Pass Rate** 67% 100% N/R
Program Average** 588 645 N/R
National Average** 563 567 567
Graduation Rate 90% 50% 40%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Certificate (AANPCB)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** N/R 67% N/A
Overall Board Pass Rate** N/R 100% N/A
Program Average** N/R 597 N/A
National Average** 563 567 567
Graduation Rate 50% 50% 0%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (ANCC)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
Overall Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
National Average Board Rate (first time)** N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rate*** N/A N/A N/A

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year
***This option is new Fall 2020

Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Certificate (ANCC)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
Overall Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
National Average Board Rate (first time)** N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rate*** N/A N/A N/A

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year
***This option is new Fall 2020

PMHNP (ANCC)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
Overall Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
National Average Board Rate (first time)** N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rate*** N/A N/A N/A

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year
***This option is new Fall 2020

PMHNP-Certificate (ANCC)* 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
Overall Board Pass Rate** N/A N/A N/A
National Average Board Rate (first time)** N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rate*** N/A N/A N/A

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year
***This option is new Fall 2020

Nurse Educator 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Graduation Rate  47.62% 55.56% 31.25%
Nurse Educator-Certificate 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Graduation Rate  N/A N/A N/A
NHCA 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Graduation Rate  38.89% 35.71% 30%
NHCA-Certificate N/A N/A N/A
Graduation Rate  38.89% 35.71% 30%
MSN Students (All Options) 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 85% 89% 98%

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