4/1/2011University of MissouriKansas CityJoy Roberts, JD, FNP-BCSusan J. Kimble, DNP, ANP-BCDavid Lafevers, DNP, FNP-BCDNP AccreditationA Comprehensive Program Evaluation,Curriculum Review, Revision andAccreditation Plan1

4/1/2011University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate MSN program-graduate studies BSN completion SON with expanded MSN tracks– CNS, PNP, WHNP, ANP, FNP, NE, NNP Nursing PhD– BSN to PhD BSNPost-Master’s DNPBSN to DNPHealth Science BSObjectives Describe the process and outcomes ofa comprehensive program review Identify specific strategies andchallenges that may serve as model Discuss collaborative approaches,planning and evaluation tools that areuseful in continuous program evaluationSchool of NursingProgram Evaluation Goals Continuous ProgramEvaluation (PE) plan PE includes scheduledcurriculum review Part of the SONContinuous QualityProgram ImprovementPlan2

4/1/2011DNP Program BackgroundDNP DevelopmentTimeline 2004-2006DNS programConcerns/Affect PhDCollaboration CRNADNP Program Background Post-Master’s program for APRNs onlyNP, CRNA, CNS, CNMDeveloped & Implemented 2004-2006First Cohort admitted 2007Based on the current AmericanAssociation of Colleges of Nursing(AACN) guidelines (at that time)DNP Program Background First DNP cohort class graduated 12/08 Timeline for Accreditation– MSN program re-accreditation visit fall 2009– DNP program first accreditation visit fall 20093

4/1/2011DNP Program EvaluationProcess Identify– Curriculum Strengths– Curriculum Weaknesses Align– Program outcomes with AACN Essentials(2006)Program Evaluation Process Systematic Data Review Ensured:– Individual and group faculty review– Community Partner Survey– Student and alumni focus group data– Ongoing articulation with students– Assuring program outcomes align withAACN 2006 EssentialsCurriculum StrengthsInception through first cohort Online Post-Master’s APRN program Two residencies on campus– Promote professional & personalconnections, student cohort, faculty, UMKC Course work guides DNP project Project outcomes measured againstAACN Essentials4

4/1/2011Curriculum StrengthsInception through first cohort Faculty embrace technology– Blackboard & Library– Accentuate & simplify distance education Initial 18 month full-time plan of study– Good news and bad newsStudent & Alumni Data Post first cohort program evaluation– Student/Faculty NP, CRNA, CNS Student course and faculty evaluation Focus student group data– Multiple cohort groupsStudent & Alumni Data Revisions to courses prior to CCNE– Competencies & some course objectives CCNE student data– Comments, feedback during visit– Review of student work Post CCNE data collection Additional program revision5

4/1/2011Curriculum StrengthsPost PE/CCNE 25 hours to 31 credit hoursEpidemiology and Biostats courseEvidenced Based Practice II courseTwo-year full-time Plan of StudyQuantitative student and programoutcomes Projects measured against AACNEssentials (2006)Curriculum Strengths Faculty clinical and research mixContent expert mentors/preceptorsIRB review of all projectsProject Synthesis paperManuscript submitted to peer-reviewedjournalCurriculum Strengths Curricula aligns with AACN Essentials All Course Content reflects AACNEssentials Program evaluation process allowedALL faculty input Final Plan Of Study reviewed &approved by the SON and University6

4/1/2011Curriculum Strengths PE process assisted to streamline theDNP evaluation process post firstgraduating class December 2008 PE process positive related to shorttime frame for review and revision priorto CCNE visit Fall 2009Curriculum Strengths Granted 5 year CCNE accreditation Maximum for a new program New plan of study starts May 2011Next Steps BSN to DNP Plan of Study Finalized, start date pending Continue evaluation ofcollaborative courses Review Health Promotioncourse BSN to PhD7

4/1/2011Next Steps Research partnershipsHealth Science SchoolsTask Force DNP students takeepidemiology andstatistics course Develop opportunities forcollaboration with DNP &PhD students and facultyNext Steps Design creativeapproaches forcollaborative researchefforts between DNP &PhD, PharmD and HealthCare MBA studentsConclusion Interdisciplinarycollaborationprovides an avenueto redesign healthcare with enhancedpatient outcomes inall programs.8

4/1/2011Conclusion Continuous Program EvaluationMulti-focalEssential to coordinating changeStrengthened the programStrengthened outcome measurementsTimely and essentialConclusion AACN DNP Essentials in each course Course Objectives mapped to illustrate:– Alignment with DNP Essentials– CCNE Accreditation Standards– NONPF Competencies 5 year accreditationQuestions?Susan [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]


University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate MSN program-graduate studies BSN completion SON with expanded MSN tracks – CNS, PNP, WHNP, ANP, FNP, NE, NNP Nursing PhD – BSN to PhD BSN Post-Master’s DNP BSN to DNP Health Science BS Objectives Describe the process and ou