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 health care 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)**

Council on Accreditation (COA) Graduate Standards

Upon completion of the MSN requirements, graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • 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 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)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 100% 100% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate** 100% 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate** 86.48% 87.88% 89.51%
Graduation Rate 85%% 71% 67%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

FNP (AANPCB)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 83% 89% 97%
Overall Board Pass Rate** 93% 96% 98%
Program Average** 583 591 608
National Average** 582 573 576
Graduation Rate 85% 71% 67%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

FNP-Certificate (AANPCB)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 90% 83% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate** 100% 100% 100%
Program Average** 616 618 635
National Average** 582 554 559
Graduation Rate 56% 57% 17%

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

Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP (AANPCB)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 100% N/R N/R
Overall Board Pass Rate** 100% N/R N/R
Program Average** 645 N/R N/R
National Average** 567 567 N/R
Graduation Rate 50% 50% 33%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Certificate (AANPCB)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
First-Time Board Pass Rate** 67% N/A N/R
Overall Board Pass Rate** 100% N/A N/R
Program Average** 597 N/A N/R
National Average** 567 567 N/R
Graduation Rate 0% N/A 50%

*Certification Body
**Board Pass Rates calculated per year

Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (ANCC)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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)* 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
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 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Graduation Rate  67% 47% 40%
Nurse Educator-Certificate 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Graduation Rate  N/A N/A N/A
NHCA 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Graduation Rate  47% 36% 60%
NHCA-Certificate 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Graduation Rate  N/A N/A N/A
MSN Students (All Options) 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 89% 98% 99%

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