Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

A measure of student achievement of the Nursing Program is through the analysis of the results in the on the first intent of the Puerto Rico Nursing Board Licensure Examination for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The next table summarizes the pass rates obtained by GC graduates in AYs 2014-2017. The table demonstrates that the expected outcome was achieved during four consecutive years. As shown in Table I the pass rates on the first intent of the Puerto Rico Nursing Board Licensure Examination for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates surpassed the 80% expected outcome for academic years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


BSN Puerto Rico Licensure Rates on the First Intent
Academic Years: 2014-2017

Description Results per year Average
2014 Expected outcome 2015 Expected outcome 2016 Expected outcome 2017 Expected outcome
No. of students approving 25 37 24 22
No. of students taking the exam 29 40 26 25
Pass rate 86% 80% 93% 80% 92% 80% 88% 80% 89.8%

Source: Puerto Rico Nursing Licensure Board Report (2014-2017)

Teacher Education Program

Student Achievement: Teacher Education Program
The Department of Education of Puerto Rico requires that the completers of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) pass the Teacher Certification Test, administered by College Board, in order to be employed by the agency. Therefore, the test results are a bonafide indicator of student achievements. The following table 2 summarizes the pass rates results obtained for AYs 2013-14 to 2016-17.


Teacher Certification Test Results (PCMAS Spanish acronym)
Guayama Campus Academic Years: 2013-2014 to 2016-2017

 

 

Guayama Campus

 

PCMAS Approval Rate:Cohorts 2013-2014 to 2016-2017
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 Average of PCMAS
(Composite Average Pass Rate)
*Current Classification by the PRDE
100 90 75 78 86 Good

Source: Strategic Planning and Evaluation Office, Central Office, 2017 * The PRDE classification is: Exemplary (100-95), Excellent (94.9-90), Good (89.0-80); Satisfactory (79.9-75); In risk (74.9- 70); Low performance (69.0-0).


Retention Rate
The following tables shows the retention rates for full-time and part-time undergraduate students respectively. The data demonstrate slight fluctuations for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 cohorts. The retention rates in Guayama Campus have been slightly below the institutional (see Figure 3), for the 2014 and 2016 cohorts. This difference may be due to the geographical location and student population that attend our institution. For this reason, to improve and stabilize student retention rate Guayama Campus implemented the following strategies:
First year retention rates of full-time undergraduate students by cohort

Cohort Base Retained students Percent of retained students
2014 206 145 70%
2015 163 123 75%
2016 147 104 71%

Source:IPEDS Enrollment Survey 2015-2016 (Cohort 2014), 2016-2017 (Cohort 2015) 2017-2018
(Cohort 2016)


First year retention rates of part-time undergraduate students by cohort

Cohort Base Retained students Percent of retained students
2014 16 7 44%
2015 64 37 58%
2016 35 21 60%

Source:IPEDS Enrollment Survey 2015-2016 (Cohort 2014), 2016-2017 (Cohort 2015) 2017-2018 (Cohort 2016)

Graduation Rate

The following table present the graduation rates for Guayama Campus demonstrate that have fluctuated for the analyzed cohorts. The increase observed for the 2010 cohort was due to the implementation of diverse strategies to provide support services for students, such as academic and financial counseling, psychological services, additional access to technology, among others.

Guayama Campus Graduation Rate 4th, 5th & 6th year of studies Undergraduate Level

Cohort Base Graduates in four years or less Graduates in five years or less Graduates in six years or less
2009 220 23 42 58
100% 10% 19% 26%
2010 259 30 71 85
100% 12% 27% 33%
2011 113 8 22 26
100% 7% 19% 23%

Source: IPEDS-Graduation Survey 2015-2016 (Cohort 2009), 2016-2017 (Cohort 2010), 2017-2018 (Cohort 2011)


Professional Accreditations
As part of the academic priorities, established in the Guayama Campus Strategic Plan, it aspire to achieve the professional accreditations of the following academic programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician. In addition, it continue working to achieve the re-accreditation of the Teacher Education Program. Table 6 shows the Professional Accreditation Plan. The Following table shows the profesional accreditation plan.
Guayama Campus Professional Accreditations Plan Academic Year 2017-2018

 

Program and Unit

 

Accrediting Agency

 

Accreditation Status

Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation  

Accredited

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Visit of the Evaluation Committee held on March 19-21, 2018
Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician American Veterinary Medical Association

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

In process

Source: Strategic Planning and Evaluation Office, 2018

Información de Contacto
Dr. Angela de Jesús Alicea (Chancellor)