Information Collected on Graduates

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.

Category Information Gathered Who is Gathering Information? When is Information Gathered? How is Information Gathered?
Graduate Exit Survey 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 By direct email to Darla Dolph or by completing New Grad Form online
Alumni Program Satisfaction Survey Accreditation standards and program outcomes

Dr. Hollie Caldwell, Dean of Nursing

At the 6 month mark post-graduation Survey link is emailed to graduate's personal email account
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 By direct email to Darla Dolph or by completing New Grad Form online
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.