Info Collected on Grads

Outcomes assessment is the process of collecting evidence that indicates the extent to which our nursing program achieves its intentions. Assessment uses a feedback loop that involves identifying desired results; collecting and analyzing relevant information (data); and then using the findings to make changes to the program if deemed necessary.  At Platt College, we collect what we call outcome indices from both graduates and employers.  These indices include NCLEX pass rates, graduate program satisfaction, employment verification, and employer satisfaction.  The information you (or your employer) provides is used (a) to evaluate effectiveness and alignment of the nursing program curricula, (b) to improve the nursing program and its standing, (c) to inform planning and decision making, (d) understand the impact of program changes, (e) to highlight nursing program successes, (f) to provide evidence of need when requesting resources, (g) to provide data to accrediting agencies and regulatory bodies to demonstrate program effectiveness, and (h) to advise students with a valid and continuously evolving set of criteria for success in employment.

The following chart outlines the information and estimated time factor in which the graduate and/or employer will be asked to provide information.  To provide the most current information click here or if you have questions regarding any information you are being asked to provide, please contact Darla Dolph, Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator.  Please note: while the information provided regarding you (either from you or your employer) is used to statistical reasons.  Your information is protected and will be used for reporting purposes and institutional review only.

CategoryInformation GatheredWho is Gathering Information?When is Information Gathered?How is Information Gathered?

Graduate Exit Survey Before you Leave Platt College

Information regarding program competencies

Dr. Hollie Caldwell, Dean of Nursing

End of Capstone Course prior to graduation

Survey Monkey link is sent to student's plattcolorado.edu email address

Survey must be completed before to Dean's sign off on exit checklist

NCLEX

NCLEX Pass

  • Number of times NCLEX was taken

  • State in which graduate applied for initial RN license

Darla Dolph, Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator

Ongoing after graduate passes NCLEX

Go to plattcolorado.edu to "Alumni" in the upper right hand corner to "I'm Employed!" under the drop down menu.  Click "I'm Employed!" to enter confidential information.

Internal Employment Verification

Verification of

  • Employer, Address, and Phone Number

  • Supervisor's Name, Email, Phone Number

  • Hourly salary without differential

  • Employment start date and status (full-time vs. part-time)

  • Job Title (Example: professional RN on ICU, telemetry, etc.) 

Darla Dolph, Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator

Ongoing after graduate passes NCLEX and begins first entry-position as a professional nurse in a healthcare setting

Go to plattcolorado.edu to "Alumni" in the upper right hand corner to "I'm Employed!" under the drop down menu.  Click "I'm Employed!" to enter confidential information.

External Employment Verification

Verification of

  • Employer, Address, and Phone Number

  • Supervisor's Name, Email, Phone Number

  • Hourly salary without differential

  • Employment start date and status (full-time vs. part-time)

  • Job Title (Example: professional RN on ICU, telemetry, etc.) 

College Retention and Admission Solutions (CARS)

Once graduate completes Internal Employment Verification with Darla Dolph, External Employment Verification will be attempted.

CARS will externally validate:

  • By attempting to contact the direct supervisor either by email and/or phone for a total of 3 attempts, if the supervisor does not respond,

    • Then CARS will attempt to contact the graduate either by email and/or phone for a total of 3 attempts.

Graduate Surveys After you have Worked for Around 6 Months

About a 25 minute survey to gauge how well Platt College prepared individual to become a nurse

Dr. Hollie Caldwell, Dean of Nursing (Anonymous Survey through SkyFactor)

6 months post graduation

Survey will be sent to the email you list as your email account at graduation.