Strategic Plan

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Annual progress update August 2020

1. Regional and national leader in undergraduate education

A. BSN Curriculum revision

  • Summer 2020: completion of writing for all 100-, 200-, and 300- level courses, started all 400-level and completed half 
  • Fall 2020:
    • Completely into new curriculum
    • Continue with 400-level course writing
    • Evaluate MEP alignment with Curriculum Fidelity Rubric
  • Summer 2021: All courses will be delivered

B. Integrative Health & Wellness Studies

  • Summer 2020: Completed writing for six courses
  • Hired new program director
  • Coaching certification
  • Define practicum and/or field learning experiences

2. Regional and national leader in graduate education

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A. Develop new Masters program with concentrations

  • Partnership with School of Education to explore master's degree options
    • Master of Arts Higher Education & Student Affairs (MA HESA) / Nurse Educator Certificate being presented to CAR

B. DNP - Gerontology and Palliative Care

  • DNP Gero/Palliative Care proposal complete
  • Being presented to CAR

C. DEU for NP practice sites

  • Transition focus to delivering a distance option for DNP program

D. ADN graduate pathways

  • Strengthen current community college relationships

E. HOWTO grant for PACE-model DNP program (Oregon Nurse Corps Fellowship Program)

3. Infrastructure to support growth and excellence in teaching

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A. Invest in online education support

  • AY 20-21 finalize Simulated Health Center remodel and simulations, introducing Virtual Reality
  • Develop assessment plan for online education
  • AY 18-19 implemented ExamSoft for all SON courses
  • Maintain curricular fidelity across all Moodle sites

B. Standardized orientation

  • All courses now team-taught
  • Moodle common course being drafted with NRS 307 FA19 and implemented for all courses SP20
  • All course writing teams using standardized examination format through ExamSoft
  • New faculty residency evaluation and transition into the Teaching & Learning committee moving forward AY 20-21

C. Curriculum Assessment & Evaluation

  • Define scope and responsibilities for A&E Committee
  • Onboard new Assessment & Accreditation Manager
  • Ongoing evaluation of academic rigor across all programs

C. Faculty Development: Teaching & Learning committee

  • Develop online modules for New Faculty residency evaluation
  • Transition into the Teaching & Learning committee after AY 20-21
  • Focus on team teaching implementation
  • Audit team teaching observations completed by January 2021, with recommendations to faculty by end of AY 20-21

4. Create global and multicultural opportunities

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A. Increase student diversity

  • Implement and ongoing evaluation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan
  • Revised peer tutor programming
  • Advising model revised to decrease total number of faculty-to-student advisees
  • Report Buddy-UP research findings

B. Increase faculty diversity

  • Search & Screen committee will continue to use university-wide recruitment and interview model for increasing diversity

C. Develop relationships with underserved area partners

  • Plan for next offering of nurse camp
  • Tapping into high school relationships within our communities
  • Community Engagement Team established AY 18-19, continuing into AY 19-20
  • Disseminate widely the work of International Education Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • Internation education opportunities
    • Faculty and staff education
    • Program curriculum review and support

D. Grants management plan

  • Appointed new position Research & Scholarship Director, created template language for grant proposals
    • Leveraging relationships with university grant writers
  • Pursue grant funding for Oregon Nurse Corps Fellowship Program

5. Catholic character

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A. Threads in curriculum to develop moral character

  • BSN curriculum revision includes all threads and is on track for implementation

B. Service

  • Service embedded in faculty, staff and student participation

C. Interprofessional opportunities with faith teaching

  • Service learning opportunities with CISGO and Moreau Center for Service Learning

D. Nursing-focus theology

  • Suffering & Death
  • Social Justice course in undergraduate program of study

E. Nursing electives to explore

  • Explore a palliative care elective/minor/etc. (tie together with the DNP palliative care track)

 

Original Strategic Plan 

1. Regional and national leader in undergraduate education

A. RN to BSN

  1. Complete RN to BSN summer 2016
  2. RN to BSN curriculum to CAR fall 2016
  3. Implement RN to BSN summer 2017

B. BSN Curriculum revision

  1. Complete BSN curriculum revision 2016 - 2017
  2. New BSN curriculum to CAR fall 2017
  3. Implement new BSN curriculum fall 2018

C. New major Population & Integrative Health

  1. Develop program of study and curriculum 2016 - 2017
  2. CAR fall 2017
  3. Implement new major fall 2018

2. Regional and national leader in graduate education

A. Develop new Masters program with concentrations summer 2016

  1. Develop new Masters program with concentrations summer 2016
  2. Education
  3. Leadership
  4. To CAR fall 2016
  5. Implement new Masters summer 2017

B. Develop DNP Leadership option

  1. Hire consultants/program fall 2016
  2. To CAR spring 2017
  3. Implement summer 2017 or fall 2017

C. Explore DNP - Gerontology and Palliative Care 2018

D. DEU for NP practice sites

  1. Kaiser
  2. PeaceHealth
  3. Providence
  4. Legacy

E. OSCE - development of more simulation & OSCE into the program of study

F. ADN graduate pathways

3. Infrastructure to support growth and excellence in teaching 

A. Invest in online education support 2016-2017

  1. Technology support for excellence in online instruction
    1. Online presentation of didactic content
      1. Podcasts, media, web-ex tools
    2. Support for technology use in student projects
    3. No minimum to file sizes
  2. Explore options for online examinations
  3. Simulation
  4. Flipped classroom

B. Standardized orientation for faculty (full-time and adjunct)

  1. Co-teaching first course
  2. Standardized Moodle pages
  3. Standardized tools/rubrics for grading

C. Faculty Development

  1. Equal focus on graduate and undergraduate faculty
  2. Can have "tacks" for topics
    1. Item Analysis
    2. Pedagogy
    3. How to give feedback
    4. How to grade
    5. Online teaching
    6. Technology and innovation in teaching
  3. Demonstrate faculty preparedness for online teaching
  4. All faculty have access to an iPad/Surface Pro
    1. Orientation on how to use these tools effectively

4. Create global and multicultural opportunities

A. Increase student diversity

  1. Improve access to tutors and support systems for underserved, 1st gen, etc.

B. Increase faculty diversity

C. Develop relationships with underserved area partners

  1. NuTram pilot project at Samuel Merrit this summer
  2. CNA programs at local high school areas
  3. Develop repository for community-based partnerships
    1. Clinical placements and opportunities
    2. Grant opportunities 
    3. Underserved population partnerships

D. Grants management plan

  1. Able to quickly put applications together
  2. Management and tracking of grants received
  3. Explore availability of grants

5. Catholic character

A. Threads in curriculum to develop moral character

  1. Social Justice 
  2. Leadership 
  3. Ethics
  4. Population health/ecological model
  5. Inquiry

B. Service

C. Interprofessional opportunities with faith teaching

D. Nursing-focus theology

E. Nursing electives to explore

  1. Religiosity and health
  2. Palliative care
  3. Death with dignity
  4. Ethical issues with religion and health