THSSON Program Assessment
The Tanner Health System School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia participates in Program Assessment activities on several levels.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through December 31, 2018. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses. It serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. Information about the Commission and its accreditation standards can be found on its website.
The University of West Georgia (UWG) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing, the regulatory agency for the practice of professional nursing by registered nurses (RN) in Georgia. It develops rules and regulations that set the standards for nursing practice and education, provides the minimum qualifications for licensure, and ensures that disciplinary process is implemented in a fashion that guarantees due process and public protection. Information about the Board and its Rules and Regulations can be found on its website.
School and Institution Level
The Total Plan for Evaluation (TPE) is a systematic continuous process utilized by the faculty and staff of the School of Nursing to ensure effective programs. The TPE is based on standards and criteria set forth by the CCNE, the SACSCOC, and the Georgia Board of Nursing and includes assessment, evaluation and improvement plans related to mission and governance, institutional support and resources, curriculum and teaching learning practices, and student performance and faculty outcomes. The School submits annual reports as required by the Georgia Board of Nursing and student learning outcome data to the UWG Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment required by SACSCOC.