Improving Nursing Student Learning Outcomes and Online Programmatic Effectiveness with New Technologies
The session will show one online nursing school's journey of using exam data to better assess student learning and drive curriculum improvement. TSTC–West Texas ADN Nursing Program started in 2008, and grew to include three campuses. However, program graduates were not performing well on the NCLEX, and in October 2011, the program was placed on conditional status by the Texas Board of Nursing. The school took steps to improve these scores by implementing a computer-based testing (CBT) and analytics platform, and in October 2012, the conditional status was removed based on the school's 100% NCLEX pass rate.
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- Shawntay Sparks-Hubbard, RN, BSN, MSN, MHA
Program Chair of ADN Program
Shawntay Sparks-Hubbard, RN, BSN, MSN, MHA has over ten years working in health care arena including sales/marketing, technology, clinical environment, and education. For the past three years, she has served as Program Chair, at TSTC-West Texas ADN Program, and has worked to promote online nursing education, improve program development, and drive creative curriculum development in an online forum. She graduated from Tarleton State University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and then completed a Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. Shawntay has a passion for the role of rural nurse and their importance in small communities.
- Donalyn Alexander, M.S.