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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Assessment of student learning

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Continuous improvement through assessment

Boston College is deeply committed to providing the highest quality educational experiences for all students. The ASSESSMENT process requires all programs to:

  1. be clear and specific about the learning goals it sets for its students
  2. develop measures to determine the degree to which each of its goals is being met
  3. have a standard process for assessing the learning outcomes for students and recommending appropriate adjustments in the program

The Connell School has a systematic plan for ongoing assessment of the undergraduate nursing program, outlined below. The Baccalaureate Program Outcomes, along with the professional standards and guidelines listed below, shape the curriculum. Assessment data are used to ensure that ‘best practices’ in nursing education are employed. In addition to these efforts the undergraduate nursing program maintains its accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approval by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.


Processes for evaluating student learning outcomes in the baccalaureate nursing program