Curricular Initiatives: College of Nursing
In Fall 2008, advisement practices in the College of Nursing were changed to provide students with a panel of advisers that would remain the same through students' careers; this change was in response to trends in the annual EBI Exit Survey of Nursing graduates. The College uses data from the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) exam to adjust curriculum and evaluate individual student progress. Data from the exam is used to review student knowledge in content areas and provides the faculty with the ability to review data individually as well as by cohort. Individuals students are counseled on their performance and those at risk are offered remediation and required to take alternate versions of the exam. Faculty plan to track trends in critical thinking scores on the test and institute appropriate actions based on data.