Seminole community College ASN program

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
College of Nursing
A Partnership for Concurrent ASN-BSN Enrollment
for Degree Completion
Linda M. Hennig, EdD, RN
Jean D. Leuner, PhD, RN
Stephen Heglund, PhD, ARNP
Cheryl Cicotti, MSN, RN
SREB 11/12/12
Objectives
1. Describe the essential components of a
partnership between a baccalaureate nursing
program and an associate degree nursing
program for concurrent enrollment toward
baccalaureate degree completion.
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Objectives
2. Describe at least two barriers to
implementation of this unique educational
collaboration.
3. Describe at least two facilitators to
implementation of this unique educational
collaboration.
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Background
RN-BSN PROGRAM
• 25-year history of partnering with area
community /state colleges to facilitate the
transition of ASN graduates into a BSN
completion program.
• RN-BSN program became available online
1997
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BASIC PROGRAM
• Overflowing pool of qualified applicants
each year for basic baccalaureate (BSN)
program
• Students wait-listed but odds of
admission low
• Must reapply each year
• Unable to increase capacity
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UCF-SCC Partnership
How it began……2003
Following considerable planning and collaboration:
Seminole community College ASN program
• Offered to increase available seats
• Reserved a percentage of seats for students on the UCF BSN
admission wait list.
University of Central Florida BSN program
• Carefully constructed a concurrent ASN-BSN curriculum.
• Allowed an equal or greater number of qualified SCC students
to participate in the program
• Students admitted to BOTH programs concurrently.
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Curriculum
Development
• Pre-requisites for both programs were evaluated
• Nursing curricula of both BSN and ASN were compared
• BSN courses were sequenced around the ASN courses each
term
• Consideration given to what knowledge was pre-requisite to
each BSN course.
• While enrolled in ASN program, 1-2 BSN courses taken each
term
• Concurrent BSN curriculum (31 credits) patterned after the
RN-BSN curriculum to avoid duplication
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BSN completion
• Students complete ASN program, take NCLEX
• Must pass NCLEX in order to complete BSN
program
• Remaining credits (9-12) taken either fulltime or part-time
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Admission requirements
Students must:
• meet the nursing pre-requisite requirements for
both ASN and BSN programs
• meet the general education requirements (or hold
an AA)
• be eligible for admission to UCF
• have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
• Have acceptable score on ATI TEAS
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Students admitted SSC
Year
Jan. 2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
SSC
24
108
107
130
166
184
184
182
200
Concurrent
10
29
54
62
61
71
73
76
156
Goal of this program is to have 100% of their students admitted to the
Concurrent Program.
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Current status
• 2nd concurrent program with Valencia College
2010 began 2010
• 3rd pilot concurrent program with Lake-Sumter
Community College began 2012
• Two additional schools wanting a partnership
have entered into serious discussion
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Admissions all sites
• SSC 70 + 70 (will increase to 85 x 2 in 2013)
(increase to 100 x2 in 2014)
• VC 40
(will increase to 2x yr in 2013)
• LSCC 20
(will increase seats gradually)
More applicants than available seats =
strong applicant pool
Total enrollment Fall 2012 = 378
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Plan of study
• POS different at each partnering school
– Examples
– 5 semester plan
– 4 semester plan (ASN Summer off)
• Addition of Pathophysiology for next year instead of
two electives
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Barriers
Insufficient amount of
• faculty
• advising and recruitment personnel
• lead time for intensive planning
• office and classroom space
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Barriers
Other:
• a mismatch of transfer credit interpretation
between schools
• Scheduling of UCF courses around the ASN classes,
clinical, and labs
• ASN faculty resistance and concerns over student
workload.
• the coordination of financial aid packages across
two schools
• lack of formal agreements between schools
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Actions to overcome barriers
• Include Concurrent Program information on
web site and catalogs for both schools
• Hold regularly scheduled information
sessions
• Faculty members and Advisors from both
schools attend information sessions
• ASN advisors work closely with UCF nursing
faculty/advisor for admission decisions
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Actions to overcome barriers
• Additional resources added as enrollment has
grown.
• Full-time UCF faculty member on all campuses
• Administrative assistant hired for largest program
• Designated advisors from both schools
• UCF faculty member attends ASN faculty meetings.
• Faculty members of both programs communicate
early about any student difficulties
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Facilitators
• demand for BSN by the employers
• demand for the BSN from prospective
students
• Enrolling highly motivated students
• Motivation from both schools to increase the
percentage of BSN prepared nurses in the
profession
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Benefits
• addresses community demand for more BSN
prepared nurses.
• BSN improves graduates’ marketability
(local hospitals give preference to BSN)
• Accelerates pathway to BSN and graduate degrees
• Students excited by shortened educational path
• Recruitment strategy for Community/State college
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Other positive outcomes
• SCC NCLEX pass rate averaged 83.5% for five years before
Concurrent program (2000-2004)
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Increased to average 91.4% from 2007-2011
2011 96.79
2010 90.71
2009 93.38
2008 87.26
2007 89.47
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_edu_info.html#down2
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Student feedback
Positive:
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ability to start BSN early
convenience of taking courses at community college or online
high level of faculty support and flexibility
ability to integrate BSN content with basic ASN content while
learning both
Negative:
• juggling both curricula simultaneously
• Usually unable to have gainful employment
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End of program evaluations
Overall Low response rate
Of those responding
• 80% indicated able to manage time and
keep up with assignments in both programs.
• 80% indicate will pursue graduate nursing
degree within 5 years
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Lessons learned
• Rapid expansion requires resources- (faculty, staff,
facilities)
• Advisement is labor intensive and needs to occur 12 years in advance for highest success.
• Open communication between nursing programs is
essential.
• Strong communication between support services
(i.e. financial aid, registrar) of both institutions is
critical
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The Future
• Nursing schools continue to turn away thousands of
qualified applicants because of budget , clinical resources
and faculty shortages.
• Shortage of RNs which is expected to increase
• Half of all current nursing faculty expected to retire in the
next decade.
• The institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended by 2020,
80% of all RNs in the USA should hold a BSN and the # of
nurse held doctorates should double .
• IOM recommends creation of more efficient pathways to
obtain more education after initial licensure.
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• Nurses whose initial degree is an Associate degree are less
likely to pursue graduate degrees than are nurses whose
initial degree is a BSN
• Twice as many initial BSN graduates go on to obtain their
doctorate as do ASN
• Increasing the number of BSN graduates should produce
more nurses for graduate school
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Aiken (2011) sees a future for nursing where ALL prelicensure programs grant bachelor’s degrees.
Requires
• collaborative partnerships between institutions;
• community colleges to grant bachelors degrees;
• high use of distance learning technologies.
• Aiken,L. (2011) The future of nursing. NEJM 364:3:196-198
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Summary
• Concurrent ASN/BSN Enrollment Program
prime example of collaboration across
program types
• Models a relatively efficient pathway to help
meet goal of IOM report calling for 80% of
all RNs to hold a BSN by 2020
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Resources
• http://www.nursing.ucf.edu/images/pdf/UCFSeminoleConcurrentInfoPacket.pdf
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Thank You!
[email protected]
Linda Hennig
Associate Dean
University of Central Florida
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