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Program Accomplishments

NCLEX-RN© (national nursing exam) results

Year

Hope College
1st time NCLEX Pass Rate

 

 

2009

95%

2010

97%

2011

100%

2012

100%

2013 97%
2014 93%

Highlights of the Summer 2007 Hope Nursing Alumni Survey

Facts about the alumni
• 1 and 3 year alumni of the Hope nursing program
• 54% responded to the survey
• 97.4% reported full time employment in nursing

Overall thoughts about the Hope nursing program
• 94.5% would be inclined to recommend the Hope nursing program to a friend.
• 97% agreed that the Hope nursing program enhanced their ability to apply research based knowledge as a basis for practice (50% have participated in a research or evidence-based project since graduation)
• 94% agreed that the Hope nursing program enhanced their ability to assess predictive factors that influence the health of patients
• 94% agreed that the Hope nursing program enhanced their ability to provide culturally competent care

How well the Hope nursing program carried out its program outcomes
• 94% stated that the Hope nursing program was effective in preparing them to provide value-based care to promote the optimal health of persons within the context of the Christian faith
• 88% agreed that the Hope nursing program was effective in preparing them to assume accountability for comprehensive, holistic community-based care of persons from culturally diverse populations
• 91% agreed that the Hope nursing program was effective in preparing them to engage in advanced education and activities of life long learning

Evaluation of the Hope nursing program’s overall effectiveness

Highlights of the Summer 2007 Employer Survey

Facts about the employers
• 17 employers
• 94% of employers from hospital settings

Overall thoughts about the Hope nursing program and how well it carries out its program outcomes
• 100% rated the Hope College nursing graduate as demonstrating the ability to provide culturally competent care
• 100% rated the Hope nursing graduate as demonstrating the ability to apply research based knowledge as a basis for practice
• 94% rated the Hope nursing graduate as either better prepared then most, among the best prepared (or could not compare) in their preparation to engage in activities of lifelong learning and advanced education

Evaluation of the Hope nursing program’s overall effectiveness

Employer Quotes
“The new graduates that I have supervised from your school of nursing have all been well prepared and are among the best performers.”

“The Hope graduate at our agency is an outstanding nurse- that translates to her being educated at a good-great facility.”

“The RN that was trained at this School of Nursing came to us with skills that far exceeded other area schools. She works in critical care and has already obtained her CCRN. She is very motivated and is a clinical leader within the unit.”