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VUSN Metrics

This section includes information on males entering and completing the program, NCLEX-RN pass rate, specialty certification pass-rates for past three years, number of male faculty and staff.

MSN

VUSN has multiple points for students to enter the nursing program. The MSN program enrollment consists of pre-licensure, ASN-MSN, and BSN applicants. For applicants who have an MSN degree, there are various entry points including post-master's certificate, DNP, and PhD programs.

MSN PROGRAM METRICS

Entry Year Total No. Enrolled No. of Men Enrolled Year Comp. No. Grad. No. of Men Grad. Completion Rate Male Comp. Rate
2015 593 57(11%) 2016 581 54 98% 95%
2016 631 67(11%) 2017 624 65 99% 97%
2017 667 75(11%) 2018 645 73 97% 97%

 

Post-Master's Certificate

Charts and enrollment data

POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE METRICS

Entry Year Total No. Enrolled No. of Men Enrolled Year Comp. No. Grad. No. of Men Grad. Completion Rate Male Comp. Rate
2015 25 3(17%) 2016 23 3 92% 100%
2016 34 6(17%) 2017 33 6 97% 100%
2017 35 6(17%) 2018 35 6 100% 100%

 

DNP

Charts and enrollment data

DNP PROGRAM METRICS

Entry Year Total No. Enrolled No. of Men Enrolled Year Comp. No. Grad. No. of Men Grad. Completion Rate Male Comp. Rate
2015 165 10(6%) 2016 148 7 90% 70%
2016 177 12(6%) 2017 167 12 94% 100%
2017 162 13(8%) 2018 155 12 96% 93%

 

PhD in Nursing Science

The admissions committee for the PhD program selects a small cohort of applicants each year, with admission numbers usually ranging between five and ten students. All students receive a 100% scholarship and additional stipends.

The program has a high completion rate, including men. The program generally takes three to seven years to complete; therefore, metrics for completion are not provided in the table.

PhD PROGRAM METRICS

Entry Year Total No. Enrolled No. of Men Enrolled
2015 5 2(40%)
2016 5 1(20%)
2017 7 1(14%)

Three dissertation defense titles presented by men who completed the PhD program within the past three years

Benjamin Schultze

Benjamin Schultze
Summer 2015
Dissertation Title: Inflammatory Cytokines, Cachexia, and Symptoms in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Robertson Nash

Robertson Nash
Summer 2016

Dissertation Title: Factors Associated with Safe-Sex Behavioral Intervention in People Living with HIV/AIDS

Alvin Jeffrey

Alvin Jeffrey
Spring 2017

Dissertation Title: Statistical Modeling Approaches and User-Centered Design for Nursing Decision Support Tools Predicting In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest


 

Percent of Male Faculty/Staff Employed

VUSN Metrics

Staff (FTE) Faculty (FTE)
Female (N=74) Female (N=143)
Male (N=12/14%) Male (N=21/13%)

 

VUSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

VUSN Metrics

Year Pass Rate (first time) Male Pass Rate
2015 94%(N=135) 100%
2016 97%(N=136) 100%
2017 97%(N=148) 100%

VUSN Advanced Practice Certification Rates

VUSN Advanced Practice Nurse certification rates have been above national percentage scores for the past three years for all specialties. 

VUSN ADVANCED PRACTICE CERTIFICATION RATES

APC Designation Certification Organization 2015 2016 2017
Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP ANCC VUSN: 53(92.5%)
National: --(86%)
VUSN: 61(97%)
National: --(87%)
VUSN: 71(97.18%)
National: --(77%)
Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP ANCC VUSN: 28(93%)
National: --(77%)
VUSN: 32(96.8%)
National: --(79.5%)
VUSN: 30(90%)
National:
--(71.94%)
Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP AANP VUSN: 4(100%)
National: --(81%)
VUSN: 6(83%)
National: --(82%)
VUSN: 5(100%)
National:--(82%)
Family NP ANCC VUSN: 24(96%)
National: --(75%)
VUSN: 17(100%)
strong>National: --(81.7%)
VUSN: 16(100%)
National: --(79.16%)
Family NP AANP VUSN: 68(94%)
National: --(81%)
VUSN: 60(95%)
National: --(79%)
VUSN: 74(93%)
National: --(79%)
Neonatal NP NCC VUSN: 21(100%)
National: --(88%)
VUSN: 22(95%)
National: --(84%)
VUSN: 25(87%)
National: Pending
Nurse-Midwifery AMCB VUSN:  26(100%)
National:  --(94%)
VUSN:  20(100x%)
National:  --(94%)
VUSN:  30(91%)
National:  Pending
PNP Acute Care NP PNCB VUSN: 20(100%)
National: --(73%)
VUSN :14(100%)
National: --(71%)
VUSN: 15(93%)
National: --(77%)
PNP Primary Care NP PNCB VUSN: 44(100%)
National: --(88%)
VUSN: 43(98%)
National: --(90%)
VUSN: 52(100%)
National: --(87%)
Psychiatric Mental Health NP (across life span) ANCC VUSN: (100%)
National: --(88%)
VUSN: 51(98%)
National: --(88.7%)
VUSN: 48(95.83%)
National: --(84.63%)
Women's Health NCC VUSN: 44(95%)
National: --(87%)
VUSN: 19(95%)
National: --(89%)
VUSN: 25(90%)
National: Pending

VUSN is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).