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    Mission Statement of the Nuclear Medicine Program Mission Statement of the Nuclear Medicine Program Document Transcript

    • Mission Statement of the Nuclear Medicine Program Within the mission of Kent State University Salem Campus, the program’s mission is to educate nuclear medicine technology students in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become qualified, professional practitioners who provide quality service and care to the community. In addition to the education in nuclear medicine, the program, in conjunction with Kent State University, offers a base of liberal education courses designed to broaden, intellectual perspectives; stress ethical and humane values; prepare students to be productive and responsible citizens who adequately respond to diverse populations with respect to age, social, cultural and economic conditions. Learning Outcomes of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program 1. The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology program will have students successfully complete all academic requirements for application of knowledge to the practice of nuclear medicine technology. 2. The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology program will encourage students to effectively utilize critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills in the practice of nuclear medicine technology. 3. The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology program will require students to effectively communicate in oral and written form with patients, customers, and all members of the health care team. 4. The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology program will require students to successfully perform diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures and attain results of high diagnostic value, while providing quality patient care. 5. The Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology program will promote students to exhibit personal and professional attributes and values relevant to the practice of nuclear medicine technology
    • Kent State University Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Outcome Assessment Plan Year 2003-2004 Learning Graduates will successfully complete all academic requirements for the Outcome #1 Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology Degree in Nuclear Medicine. Assessment Tool 1 Graduate Assessment Exam Expected Outcome 90% of students will successfully complete the graduate assessment exam on with Benchmark the first attempt with a grade of 75% or better. Time Frame The last week of the program Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome 88% (8 of 9) students successfully completed the graduate assessment examination on the first try. After one week of remedial work, the ninth student also successfully passed the exam. Action Plan Continued improvement of course curricula and review methods. Assessment Tool 2 Program Completion Rates Expected Outcome 90% of students will graduate from the program in 12 months. with Benchmark Time Frame Graduation Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual 69% of students originally accepted into the program graduated. Outcome Action Plan Improve and refine admission criteria in order to accept students who have a strong potential to succeed academically. Assessment Tool 3 ARRT Exam or NMTCB Exam Expected Outcome 90% of graduates will pass the ARRT and/or NMTCB exam on the first attempt with Benchmark with a mean scaled score that exceeds the national average. Time Frame After graduation Responsibility for Program Director reviews results sent from the ARRT or NMTCB. Assessment Actual 100% of graduates successfully passed both the ARRT and NMTCB Outcome examinations on the first attempt with a mean scaled score exceeding the national average. See attached ARRT and NMTCB national registry examination and KSU graduate scaled scores. Action Plan Continue to improve with addition of recently published review materials. Assessment Tool 4 Job Placement Rate: Graduate Surveys Expected Outcome Over a five-year period, graduates will be employed in nuclear medicine with a with Benchmark job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months of graduation. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual 100% of graduates were employed within two months of graduation. Outcome Action Plan None needed, continue to monitor employment trends 2
    • Learning Students/Graduates will be able to effectively utilize critical thinking and Outcome #2 problem solving skills in the practice of nuclear medicine technology. Assessment Tool 1 Professional Journal Reports Expected Outcome The student will respond in essay form to professional journal articles on with Benchmark radiation safety using critical thinking and decision-making skills with a score of 5.0 out of 7.0 points Time Frame Spring Semester Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual 100% of students demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making Outcome concerning issues of radiation safety with a score of 7.0. Action Plan The essay required for radiation safety course will be modified to include research and response to issues of radiation hormesis and will be expanded to account for 50 points of the total radiation safety course. Assessment Tool 2 Clinical Assignments for Instrumentation Courses Expected Outcome Students will be able to complete clinical assignments in the Nuclear Medicine with Benchmark Instrumentation II course with a score of 85% or better. Time Frame Spring Semester Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome 100% of students completed assignment an instrumentation photopeak assignment with a score of 100% Action Plan Add and modify clinical instrumentation assignments to be clinically relevant with observable results Assessment Tool 3 Clinical Education Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Exercises Expected Outcome Students will be able to complete the clinical education critical thinking and with Benchmark problem solving exercise on ethical dilemmas with a score of 8.0 out of 10.0 Time Frame Fall and Summer Semesters Responsibility for Educational Coordinator Assessment Actual Outcome Fall Semester 2003: average grade for the class was 10.0 Summer Semester 2004: not done Action Plan Refine this assignment Assessment Tool 4 Graduate Assessment Exam Expected Outcome 90% of students will successfully complete the Graduate Assessment Exam on with Benchmark the first attempt with a grade of 75% or better. Time Frame The last week of the last semester of the program Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome 88% (8 of 9) students successfully completed the graduate assessment examination on the first try. After one week of remedial work, the ninth student also successfully passed the exam. Action Plan Continued improvement of course curricula and review methods. 3
    • Learning Students/Graduates will be able to effectively utilize critical thinking and Outcome #2 problem solving skills in the practice of nuclear medicine technology. Assessment Tool 5 Graduate Clinical Competency Exam Expected Outcome 100% of students will successfully complete the required graduate clinical with Benchmark competency exam with a score of 85% or better. Time Frame During the last semester of the program (summer) Responsibility for Clinical Coordinator Assessment Actual Outcome 100% of graduates completed all required competencies necessary for ARRT national registry examination. Action Plan Clinical Coordinator will continue to make improvements to clinical competency testing, including proficiency examination. Assessment Tool 6 Graduate Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of the graduates who complete the survey will state that critical thinking with Benchmark and problem solving skills were met or exceeded requirements Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Graduate surveys to be completed spring 2005. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol to be completed sooner for next graduating class. Assessment Tool 7 Employer Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of employers who complete the survey will state that critical thinking and with Benchmark problem solving skills were met or exceeded requirements Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Employer surveys not compiled at this time. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol to be completed sooner for next graduating class. 4
    • Learning Students/Graduates will be able to effectively communicate in oral and Outcome #3 written form with patients, customers, and all members of the health care team. Assessment Tool 1 Graduate Clinical Competency Exam Expected Outcome 100% of graduates will successfully complete a required graduate clinical with Benchmark competency exam with a score of 85% or better. Time Frame During the last semester of the program. Responsibility for Clinical Coordinator and/or Clinical Supervisors Assessment Actual Outcome 100% of graduates completed all required competencies necessary for ARRT national registry examination. Action Plan Clinical Coordinator will work with clinical supervisor to make improvements to clinical competency testing, including proficiency examination. Assessment Tool 2 Student Self Assessment of Graduate Objectives Expected Outcome 90% of the students rate that communication skills met or exceeded with Benchmark requirements. Time Frame During the second half of the last semester of the program Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome On self-assessment, 100% of graduates felt that communication skills met or exceeded expectations. See attached summary sheet of student self-assessment. Action Plan Redefine evaluation method of communication skills. Assessment Tool 3 Graduate Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of the graduates who complete the survey will state that communication with Benchmark skills met or exceeded requirements. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Graduate surveys to be completed spring 2005. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol to be completed sooner for next graduating class. Assessment Tool 4 Employer Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of employers who complete the survey will state that communication skills with Benchmark met or exceeded requirements. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Employer surveys not compiled at this time. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol for next graduating class so employer survey may be completed sooner. 5
    • Learning Graduates will be able to successfully perform all nuclear medicine Outcome #4 procedures and produce images of diagnostic value, while providing quality patient care. Assessment Tool 1 Procedure Courses Expected Outcome The student will complete the Procedure courses with a grade of 85% or better. with Benchmark Time Frame Fall and Spring Semesters Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome Fall Semester average grade: 96% Spring Semester average grade: 95.2% Action Plan Evaluate and improve course curriculum Assessment Tool 2 Instrumentation Courses Expected Outcome The student will complete the Instrumentation courses with a grade of 85% or with Benchmark better. Time Frame Fall and Spring Semesters Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome Fall Semester average grade: 95% Spring Semester average grade: 97.6% Action Plan Evaluate and improve course curriculum Assessment Tool 3 Graduate Clinical Competency Exam Expected Outcome 100% of graduates will successfully complete a required graduate clinical with Benchmark competency exam with a score of 85% or better. Time Frame During the last semester of the program. Responsibility for Clinical Coordinators and/or Clinical Instructors Assessment Actual Outcome 100% of graduates completed all required competencies necessary for ARRT national registry examination. Action Plan Clinical Coordinator will work with clinical supervisor to make improvements to clinical competency testing, including proficiency examination. Assessment Tool 4 Student Self Assessment of Graduate Objectives Expected Outcome 90% of the students rate that performance skills were met or exceeded with Benchmark requirements. Time Frame During the second half of the last semester of the program Responsibility for Program Director and Educational Coordinator Assessment Actual Outcome 79% of objectives (52 of 66) were met or exceeded by 100% of the students. 21% of objectives (14 of 66) were not met by 100% of students. See attached summary sheet of student self-assessment. Action Plan Evaluate areas students felt inadequate and strengthen/improve course curricula. 6
    • Assessment Tool 5 Graduate Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of the graduates who complete the survey will state that performance skills with Benchmark were met or exceeded requirements. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Graduate surveys to be completed spring 2005. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol to be completed sooner for next graduating class. Assessment Tool 6 Employer Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of employers who complete the survey will state that performance skills with Benchmark met or exceeded requirements. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Employer surveys not compiled at this time. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol for next graduating class so employer survey may be completed sooner. 7
    • Learning Graduates will be participate in professional activities and continue their Outcome #5 professional development. Assessment Tool 1 Graduate Clinical Competencies Expected Outcome 100% of students will successfully demonstrate professional conduct during the with Benchmark graduate clinical competency exam. Time Frame During the last semester of the program. Responsibility for Clinical Coordinator and/or Clinical Supervisor Assessment Actual Outcome 100% of graduates completed all required competencies necessary for ARRT national registry examination. Action Plan Clinical Coordinator will work with clinical supervisor to make improvements to clinical competency testing, including proficiency examination. Assessment Tool 2 Student Self Assessment of Graduate Objectives Expected Outcome 90% of graduates rate that professional behavior skills met or exceed with Benchmark expectations. Time Frame During the last semester of the program. Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome On self-assessment, 100% of graduates felt that professional behavior skills met or exceeded expectations. See attached summary sheet of student self- assessment. Action Plan Redefine method of assessing professional behavior. Assessment Tool 3 Graduate Survey Expected Outcome 90% of the students will rate professional conduct skills as being met or with Benchmark exceeding requirements. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Program Director Assessment Actual Outcome Graduate survey to be completed spring 2005. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol to be completed sooner for next graduating class. Assessment Tool 4 Employer Surveys Expected Outcome 90% of employers who complete the survey will state that graduates were with Benchmark professional in conduct. Time Frame Six-nine months after graduation. Responsibility for Regional Campus office: Dr. Bruce Barrett. Assessment Actual Outcome Employer surveys not compiled at this time. Action Plan Establish graduate survey protocol for next graduating class so employer survey may be completed sooner. 8