Faculty & Staff

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Louisiana Tech University’s Associate of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Contact

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000

 Louisiana State Board of Nursing

The associate degree nursing program is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

Contact

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810
Phone: 225.755.7500

Accreditation information

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates

Below is a table of our National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates. Louisiana Tech Nursing pass rates are consistently above the state and national rates.

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Louisiana Tech NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 90.38% 98.11% 98.33% 100% 97.3% 100%
Louisiana NCLEX –RN Pass Rates 92.77% 94.72% 94.54% 92.83% 89.16% 89.29%
National NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 86.58% 88.18% 88.3% 87.12% 84.56% 84.51%
Program completion rates

Program completion rates reflect the number of students admitted to the clinical program who remain in the program and complete the nursing curriculum within 10 quarters.

  • 2019-20 – 67%
  • 2018-19 – 71%
  • 2017-18 – 69%
  • 2016-17 – 65%
  • 2015-16 – 63%
  • 2014-15 – 73%

 

Mission statement

The Division of Nursing is committed to excellence in the education of students of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds preparing them to enter an ever-changing health care environment as competent practitioners of nursing. This educational environment fosters clinical reasoning, is achieved through interaction of faculty with students, is responsive to community needs, is cognizant of regional and national trends in health care delivery, and recognizes its responsibility for research and scholarly activity, and service.

Statement of Philosophy

The philosophy of the Division of Nursing reflects the mission of Louisiana Tech University. The commitment to be a program of the highest quality is led by a caring faculty dedicated to providing an environment of innovative educational excellence. Through faculty and student interaction, graduates are prepared to transition to nursing practice in a complex and changing world. The educational environment supports the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide safe, patient-centered care as members of a diverse healthcare team. The Louisiana Tech nursing program fosters the development of professional values in lifelong learners who are engaged in their community and embrace an interconnected, global perspective.

Program outcomes
  1. The program’s annual NCLEX examination pass rate will be at least 85% for all first-time test takers from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 every year.
  2. Ninety percent (90%) of respondents to the postgraduate survey will have found employment in nursing within 6-12 months after graduation.
  3. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of students who begin in NURS 110 complete the nursing program within 10 quarters, which is 150% of the usual timeframe for the program.

(Updated 12/07/2020)

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

Patient-centered care

Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated carebased on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs

  • Integrate understanding of multiple dimensions of patient-centered care using the basic human needs of oxygenation, elimination, self-esteem, nutrition, safety, activity, sexuality, spirituality, communication, and comfort & hygiene
  • Determine personally held attitudes about working with patients from different ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds through self-reflection evaluation
  • Communicate patient values, preferences and expressed needs, including growth and development to interdisciplinary member
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning through the prioritization of and multiple threats to patients’ needs.
Teamwork and collaboration

Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering personal accountability, open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care

  • Value importance of integrity, consistency, and respect for differing view
  • Identify and differentiate team member roles and their contributions to achieve patient goal
  • Participate in effective communication practices that minimize risks across the continuum 
  • Develop appropriate interpersonal relationships that facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.
Evidence-based practice

Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal healthcare

  • Develop and implement an individualized plan of care that incorporates current evidence and patient/family perspective
  • Explain the applicability of evidence-based pharmacology and health promotion resources for interventions in patient-centered care
  • Identify and demonstrate the legal/ethical/political aspects that affect the scope of practice and current client care.
Quality improvement

Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems

  • Recognize the importance of continual assessment processes to improve the quality of care
  • Utilize various tools and technologies to measure patient-centered outcome
  • Identify/integrate core measures in clinical environment.
Safety

Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance

  • Integrate strategies related to safety principles in patient-centered care
  • Support factors that create a culture of safety
  • Utilize National Patient Safety Goals as a focus for providing safe patient care
  • Value own role in preventing errors.
Informatics

Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making

  • Identify the essential technological skills required for safe patient care
  • Apply information management tools in clinical and simulation activities to support safe processes of care
  • Adhere to the confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Global awareness
  • Integrate awareness of global health issues that impact individuals, families, and communities.
Community engagement

Work collaboratively with the broader community, addressing issues affecting the wellbeing of individuals, families, and groups.

  • Plan/implement/evaluate service-learning experiences in the community
  • Value the role of the nurse in promoting a healthy community.
  • Support the diversity of the community.
Professionalism

Engage in activities that promote self-care, professional growth, ethical and legal responsibilities in the practice of nursing.

  • Engage in activities that promote self-care, professional growth, ethical and legal responsibilities in the practice of nursing.
  • Develop insight to one’s own values, strengths, and personal needs.
  • Value lifelong learning and professional service.
  • Practice according to professional standards and within legal standards.

 Amended 10/07/2020