AACN Partners with Skyfactor Benchmarks to Provide Assessment Tools for Nursing Programs
AACN piloted an assessment survey of graduating nursing students developed by Skyfactor Benchmark with eight AACN-member schools. Participating schools found the comparative data very enlightening and useful in support of their assessment and continuous improvement efforts. Based on the success of the pilot, AACN has formed a partnership with Skyfactor to offer a wide range of assessment tools, including:
- Undergraduate: Exit, Alumni and Employer
- Master's Level: Exit, Alumni and Employer
- Doctor of Nursing Practice: Exit, Alumni and Employer
These assessment tools can provide valuable support to your accreditation review activities, since they were developed based on recommendations included in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 1998); The Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (AACN, 1996); and Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 2002).
We are aware that most nursing programs do their own surveying, but the AACN/Skyfactor assessment tools provide comprehensive, confidential, comparative data with peer schools. By being able to put your constituent's perceptions in a comparative context, we believe members will be able to more effectively focus faculty and administrative attention on needed areas of improvement.
If you have further questions about the AACN/Skyfactor Assessment Surveys, please contact Skyfactor Assessment Specialist Teri Lauters at: firstname.lastname@example.org.