A.A.S. Nursing Program Fact Sheet

The Finger Lakes Community College A.A.S. Nursing Program provides the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor instruction necessary for students to become safe and caring practitioners. The nursing curriculum is faculty driven integrating local, state, national and global healthcare initiatives. The curriculum incorporates concepts from natural, behavioral and social sciences as well as the humanities, providing students with a broad understanding of self and cultural variability. Students are exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities engaging with individuals across the lifespan, at varying degrees of health, with a focus on improving quality of life. Upon program completion, the graduate will qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN National Licensing Exam.

Program Accreditation Status

The program has been accredited since 1977 by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

  • Initial Accreditation: February 1977
  • Date of Most Recent Commission Action: March 2013
  • Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
  • Accreditation Stipulations: None
  • Date of Last Visit: February 16-18, 2010
  • Next Site Visit: Spring 2018

Contact Information:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org

Enrollment Patterns

80 students are accepted into Nursing Fundamentals each fall. Admission is highly competitive.

Up to 14 Licensed Practical Nurses are accepted into the Accelerated Option for LPNs each spring.

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End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO)

  • Students will provide and advocate for safe patient-centered care using sound nursing judgment to assist individuals, families and communities to achieve optimal adaptation to changing health.
  • Students will practice within a professional, legal, and ethical scope.
  • Students will function as a member of the inter-professional team through effective communication and mutual respect to achieve quality patient outcomes.
  • Students will use evidence based practice standards, a spirit of inquiry, technological and informational literacy to promote safe practice within changing and uncertain environments.

Program Outcomes

  • Program evaluation demonstrates that students have achieved each end-of-program student learning outcome.
  • Annual licensure examination pass rate will be a minimum of 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.
  • 65% of students will graduate from FLCC within 150% of the time frame allotted for the program.
  • 90% of graduates seeking employment will be employed in a RN position within one year of graduation.

Nursing Program Outcomes Achievement Data

Student achievement of each end-of-program student learning outcome (EPSLO)

EOPSLO #1: Students will provide and advocate for safe patient-centered care using sound nursing judgment to assist individuals, families, and communities to achieve optimal adaptation to changing health.

  • Student performance in Kaplan EPSLO relevant testing categories (client needs, nursing process, clinical concepts, and accreditation categories) exceeded the 60% department established target in all categories.
  • Student Satisfaction Survey: 97% of students report satisfaction with their ability to provide safe patient care, use the nursing process to plan, prioritize, provide, and evaluate patient care. (department established target exceeded)
  • Student performance in NCLEX Client Needs EPSLO relevant content testing areas, (safety/infection control, reduction of risk, and management of care), exceeded the NCLEX Pass Performance indicators in all areas.

EOPSLO #2: Students will practice within a professional, legal, and ethical scope.

  • Student performance in the Kaplan testing category Accreditation-Legality and Ethics exceeded the 60% department established target.
  • Student Satisfaction Survey: 100% of students report satisfaction with their ability to practice in the legal and ethical framework of nursing. (department established target exceeded)
  • Student performance in the NCLEX Client Needs-Management of Care testing category exceeded the NCLEX Pass Performance indicator.

EOPSLO #3: Students will function as a member of the inter-professional team through effective communication and mutual respect to achieve quality patient outcomes.

  • Student performance in Kaplan relevant EPSLO testing categories, (Clinical Concepts-diagnostic procedures and therapeutic procedures; Accreditation Categories-Leadership, Communication, and Clinical Judgement; QSENKSA Competencies-Teamwork/Collaboration, and Quality Improvement), exceeded the 60% department established target in nearly all categories. Exception- Diagnostic procedures scores were narrowly below target. The curriculum will be examined for opportunities to strengthen student scores.
  • Student Satisfaction Survey: 97% of students report satisfaction with their ability to communicate with the interdisciplinary team, patients and families, and delegate appropriate tasks to others. (department established target exceeded)
  • Student performance in the NCLEX Client Needs EPSLO relevant content testing areas (reduction of risk and management of care) exceeded the NCLEX Pass Performance indicators in all areas.

EOPSLO #4: Students will use evidence based practice standards, a spirit of inquiry, technological and informational literacy to promote safe practice within changing and uncertain environments.

  • Student performance in Kaplan relevant testing categories (critical thinking, clinical concepts, level of difficulty, accreditation categories, and QSENKSA competencies) exceeded the 60% department established target in nearly all categories. Exception- Cluster related data scores were narrowly below target. The curriculum will be examined for opportunities to strengthen scores.
  • Student Satisfaction Survey: 97% of students report satisfaction with their ability to utilize electronic documentation systems. (department established target exceeded)
  • Student performance in the NCLEX Client Needs-Management of Care testing category exceeded the NCLEX Pass Performance indicator.

National Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) pass rates

Target: Annual licensure examination pass rate will be a minimum of 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.

Reporting Period FLCC NCLEX Pass Rate
01/01/16-12/31/16 88.46%
01/01/15-12/31/15 89.29%
01/01/14-12/31/14 82.81%

Program Completion Rate

Target: 65% of students will graduate from FLCC within 150% of the time frame allotted for the program.

Cohort
Entry
Completion Rate in 150% of the Time
2014 67%
2013 67%
2012 79%

Job Placement

Target: 90% of graduates seeking employment will be employed in a RN position within one year of graduation.

Graduating Cohort Employment
Rate
2015-2016 100%
2014-2015 95%
2013-2014 92%


Data Source: FLCC Graduate Survey Respondents


Updated July 2017

Contacts

Chairperson

Mary Coriale
Room 3734
585-785-1442
Mary.Coriale@flcc.edu

Main Contact Information

Room 3734
585.785.1345
585.394.5005
Debra.Jorgensen@flcc.edu