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Department of Nursing Outcomes and Accreditation

BSN Outcomes and Accreditation


The BSN nursing program is accredited by the Kansas Board of Regents and approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051, Topeka, KS 66612. Telephone: (785) 296-4929.  The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as NLNAC.  For more information about the program contact ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: (404) 975-5000.

NCLEX-RN First Time Pass Rates for National Licensure Examination
Traditionally the pass rate for students taking the national licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) has been at or above the national and state mean for the percent of students passing the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt. Expected level of achievement at or greater than 80% for the first time KST takers in the same 12 month period.

To view a comparison of pass rates for Kansas nursing programs see the "Multi-Year Pass Rates" at The NCLEX-RN pass rate information published by KSBN includes all ADN and BSN nursing programs in Kansas.

Employment/Job Placement
All graduates of the BSN nursing program seeking employment in the nursing profession have been able to secure positions in the profession, routinely within 12 months of graduation. Expected level of achievement at or greater than 90%.

* Graduate Satisfaction
At completion of the program, graduates report being satisfied or highly satisfied with the BSN nursing program offered at Emporia State University. Expected level of achievement at or greater than 90%.

Graduation Rate
Routinely, students are able to achieve the student learning outcomes and complete the nursing program in the established program length. Expected level of achievement at or greater than 75% in 150% of the program length.

Nursing Graphs Fall 2019

Student Learning Outcomes

Emporia State University Department of Nursing

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Graduates of the Department of Nursing BSN Program are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the program’s end of program student outcomes and function as professional nurses.

  1. Synthesize empirical and theoretical knowledge from nursing and the arts, sciences, and

humanities to demonstrate higher order problem solving.

  1. Demonstrate professional nursing values within the framework of legal, ethical, and

professional standards.

  1. Demonstrate leadership abilities in the role of a professional nurse.
  2. Provide professional nursing care to promote health, reduce risk, and manage illness and


  1. Demonstrate Therapeutic Nursing Interventions necessary to deliver professional nursing care.

Expected Level Achievement (ELA) and Actual Level of Achievement (ALA) for Summative End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

Academic Year 2018-2019 and 4-Year 2016-2019 Trends

ELA: At least 50% of Department of Nursing Seniors attain the 0 .94 probability of passing NCLEX-RN on the Comprehensive Assessment Metric. (SLO 1-5)

ELA met. ALA: 2018-2019= 95%

ELA met. ALA: Four-year trend 2016-2019= 75%

ELA: 100% of Department of Nursing Seniors attain a competency score (Level 1 or 2) on the Summative Senior Competency Evaluation (CE) and Summative Clinical Evaluation Tool (CET). (SLO 1-5)

ELA met. ALA: 2018-2019=97%

ELA met. ALA: Four-year trend 2016-2019= 97%

ELA: 100% of Department of Nursing Seniors attain a proficiency level 1 on the Leadership ATI Content Mastery Exam. (SLO 1-5)

ELA progressing positively toward goal. ALA: 2018-2019=100%

ELA Four-year trend 2016-2019= 84.5% and progressing positively toward goal.

ELA: (a) 100% report they agree or highly agree on attainment of End of Program SLOs on faculty course evaluations, and (b) report capable or highly capable on the End of Program SLO attainment on senior exit interview. (SLO 1-5)

ELA met. ALA: 2018-2019=100% (a) & (b) 97%

ELA Four-year trend 2016-2019= 100% (a) & (b) 97%

Nursing Outcomes