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Academic Program Accreditation

Business and Accounting Programs

Business and Accounting Programs

Accreditor

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913-339-9356

  • Original Date of Accreditation: November 2011
  • Date of Most Recent Review: November 2011
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Initial accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2011.
  • Date of Next Review: December 2021

Creative Arts Programs

Creative Arts Programs

Accreditors

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: 703-437-0700
Email: info@arts-accredit.org

NCATE/CAEP
1140 19th St NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-0077

  • Original Date of NASAD Accreditation: November 2004
  • Date of Most Recent Review: November 2015
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2015.
  • Date of Next Review: June 2024

Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences Programs

Education Programs

Accreditor

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-22-.0077
Email: caep@caepnet.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1972
  • Date of Most Recent Review: October 2017
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 7 years in 2017.
  • Date of Next Review: June 2024

Student Learning Outcomes Assessments

NCATE and CAEP Institutional Reports

Candidate Performance Data

Annual Reports

Federal Title II Reports

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Annual Reports

Associate of Science, Medical Laboratory Technician

Accreditor

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 773-714- 8880
Email: info@naacls.org

Program Outcomes

Graduate Placement Rate

The graduate placement rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of the number of graduates who gained employment or continued their education, within 1 year of graduation.

  • USF Placement Rate: 100% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
    Benchmark: 70%

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of students who complete the second half of the MLT program. The second half is defined as the last clinical year which begins in the fall with clinical didactic classes.

USF Graduation Rate: 92% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
Benchmark: 70%

Attrition Rate

The attrition rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of students who began the second half of the MLT program, but who did not complete the program. The second half is defined as the last clinical year which begins in the fall with clinical didactic classes.

  • USF Attrition Rate: 8% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)

ASCP BOC Certification Pass Rates

The pass rate for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification exam is calculated on a 3-year average based on the results of graduates who take the exam within 1 year of graduation.

  • USF Pass Rate: 80% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
  • Benchmark: 75%

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Accreditor

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 800-877-1600 extension 5400
Email: acend@eatright.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: January 2015
  • Date of Most Recent Review: January 2015
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Initial accreditation was granted for 4 years in 2015.
  • Date of Next Review: June 2019

Health Science Programs

Associate of Science in Nursing

Accreditor

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

  • Original Date of Accreditation: November 1993
  • Date of Most Recent Review: July 2015
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2013.
  • Date of Next Review: 2020

Program Outcomes

Pass Rate

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for the ASN program are posted below, as well as available online in the document entitled “NCLEX School Reports – ASN.”

  • Pass Rate Fort Wayne: 2017: 76%; 2018 (YTD) 93%
  • Pass Rate Crown Point: 2015: 92.8%, 2017: 84%; 2018: 91%

Completion Rate

The completion rate is a calculation that indicates the number of students who complete the nursing program in the amount of time equivalent to 150% of the program length. For the USF ASN program, this is three years.

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. Based on those responding to the survey, information is collected regarding graduate employment.  The nursing department also attempts to verify employment directly with ASN graduates.

Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 703-684-APTA (2782)
Email: accreditation@apta.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1997
  • Date of Most Recent Review: November 2011
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2011.
  • Date of Next Review: 2021

Bachelor of Science in Nursing & RN to BSN Online

Accreditor

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1999
  • Date of Most Recent Review: March 2009
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2009.
  • Date of Next Review: March 2019

Program Outcomes

Pass Rate

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for the BSN program are available online in the document entitled “NCLEX School Reports – BSN.”

Completion Rate

The completion rate is a calculation that indicates the number of students who complete the nursing program in the amount of time equivalent to 133% of the program length. The USF BSN completion rate is calculated based on entry of first clinical course to graduation.

  • 2016: 86%
  • 2017: 89%
  • 2018: 84%

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. The BSN nursing faculty also attempts to verify employment directly with graduates. Based on the survey and the information collected from graduates directly, the BSN program reports that for 2018 95% of graduates are employed in nursing within 6-12 months after graduation.

Master of Science in Nursing

Accreditor

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1999
  • Date of Most Recent Review: February 2014
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2014.
  • Date of Next Review: December 2024

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Pass Rate

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam pass rates are available below which contains aggregate student data for recent MSN program graduates.

Aggregate Student Data 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number in graduating class 29 33 39 32
Number who took the FNP Certification Exam (ANCC or AANP) 28 32 39 32
National Pass Rate: AANP FNP Certification 87% 88% 87.5%  77.7%
National Pass Rate ANCC FNP Certification 83.38% 84.51% 73.8%  75.4%
USF 1st Time Pass Rate
(graduates who took exam within one year of graduation)
100% 97% 95% 97%
USF Cumulative Pass Rate 100% 100% 97%
(129/133)
97%
(160/165)

Completion Rate

The completion rate is a calculation that indicates the number of students who complete the MSN program within 3 years of taking Advanced Pharmacology.

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. The employment rate for our MSN program is 100%

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (BSN-DNP)

Accreditors

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: 847-655-1160
Email: Accreditation@coacrna.org​​

  • Original Date of Accreditation: May 2017
  • Date of Most Recent Review: May 2017
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Initial accreditation was granted for 5 years in 2017.
  • Date of Next Review: 2023

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Date of Next Review: Pending

Program Outcomes

Pending, based on first program graduates

Completion Rate

Pending, based on first program graduates

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. Results are pending, based on first program graduates

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP)

Accreditor

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Original Date of Accreditation: pending, Spring 2019
  • Date of Most Recent Review: March 6-8, 2019
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: pending
  • Date of Next Review: pending

Program Outcomes

Pending, based on first program graduates

Completion Rate

Pending, based on first program graduates

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. Results are pending, based on first program graduates

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Accreditor

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-476-1224

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1997
  • Date of Most Recent Review: March 2014
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2014 with interim report submitted November 23, 2015, addressing one area of non-compliance.  A Self-study Report will be submitted June 1, 2019.
  • Date of Next Review: 2024

Board Exam Pass Rate

Since the M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies curriculum was implemented with the class of 2004, 342 USF graduates have taken the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Of those 342 students, 336 passed on the first attempt (98%). In the last eight years, all graduates passed the national boards on their first attempt.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) provides a NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report that displays first-time Graduate Performance on Certification Exam results by exam administration year. The program report demonstrates USF first time pass rate by graduation cohort since 2008.

Graduation Year USF First-Time Pass Rate USF Aggregate Pass Rate National First-Time Pass Rate
2008 100% 100% 94%
2009 95% 100% 92%
2010 100% 100% 94%
2011 100% 100% 91%
2012 100% 100% 93%
2013 100% 100% 94%
2014 100% 100% 95%
2015 100% 100% 96%
2016 100% 100% 96%
2017 100% 100% 97%

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Accreditor

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1969
  • Date of Most Recent Onsite Visit: June 2017
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: The maximum award of 8 years of continued accreditation was granted in 2017.
  • Date of Next Review: 2025

Completion Rate

The completion rate is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program’s completion rate for 2017 is 74% (19 entering/14 completing). Fifteen students completed within the 150% length established by the JRCERT.

Credentialing Examination

The credentialing examination pass rate evaluates the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt. The following represents the USF Radiologic Technology program’s credentialing data:

  • 2017: 100% pass rate; 15 graduates testing/15 passing on first attempt
  • 5-year average pass rate (2013-2017): 100% pass rate; 76 graduates testing/76 passing on first attempt

Job Placement Rate

The program’s 5-year job placement (2013-2017) is 98.6%

The job placement rate is the percentage of graduates actively seeking a position and those that gain employment in the radiology field the year after completing the program. During this five-year period, 75 graduates actively sought employment, and 74 were employed within the specified time period.

Job Placement Rate is calculated using only the number of graduates who are actively seeking employment, which may differ from the number of graduates posted in the program completion rate. Those graduates not actively seeking employment are not included in the Job Placement Rate data. The JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials on employment status after multiple attempts, OR
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, OR
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
  4. Graduate is on active military duty, AND/OR
  5. Graduate is continuing their education.

Program Effectiveness

Program Effectiveness measures graduates’ level of preparation for their first position in the field, based on the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – Pass, on the first attempt, the ARRT certification exam in radiography
  • Outcome 2 – Secure employment within the 12 months of their date of completion
  • Outcome 3 – Display satisfaction with their education
  • Outcome 4 – Prepared for an entry level position in radiography to the satisfaction of area employers
  • Outcome 5 – Successfully complete the program within 150% of the identified length

Students Learning Goals & Outcome Statements

Students and graduates of the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program will:

  1. Demonstrate clinical competency in the performance of entry-level medical radiography procedures.
    • Outcome #1 – Utilize knowledge and skills gained to appropriately position procedures identified in the clinical competency program.
    • Outcome #2 – Practice radiation protection principles.
    • Outcome #3 – Provide patient care in an age appropriate, culturally diverse and compassionate manner.
  2. Improve practice through a process of discovery, analysis and application.
    • Outcome #1 – Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the evaluation of image variables.
      Outcome #2 – Develop habits of critical thinking and scholarship that leads to effective practice.
  3. Communicate effectively in the healthcare setting.
    • Outcome #1 – Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
    • Outcome #2 – Demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.
  4. Display behaviors, including the practice of life-long learning, for potential growth and advancement in the profession.
    • Outcome #1 – Develop the foundational skills and channels for practicing effective life-long learning.

Certification & Registration

Certification and registration for the radiologic technology profession is provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The ARRT is the only national certifying agency recognized by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Licensure

In the state of Indiana, legislation prohibits the operation of X-ray equipment by unqualified personnel. You must be certified through the Indiana State Department of Health to seek employment as a radiologic technologist in this state. In addition, you must obtain a permit to enroll in the clinical courses of the Radiologic Technology program at the University of Saint Francis. You will file an application for a permit during your first clinical course.

When you pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination, you will automatically qualify for state certification upon submission of an application and payment of the licensing fee. If you plan to seek employment outside of Indiana, you will need to research the requirements for holding a license in each state. Program advisers can assist you in investigating this information during the last summer session.

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Email: mail@caahep.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1978
  • Date of Most Recent Review: October 2008
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2009.
  • Date of Next Review: December 2019

Program Outcomes

Outcomes Assessment Exam

Certification is required to enter practice in the State of Indiana.  Below are the pass rates for University of Saint Francis graduates on the National Examination for the Certified Surgical Technologist offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

  • Class of 2018 – 100% pass rate
  • Class of 2017 – 100% pass rate
  • Class of 2016 – 100% pass rate

Graduate Placement

Surgical Technologists are in great demand in northeastern Indiana and University of Saint Francis graduates are actively recruited by local employers. The statistics below indicate the percentage of graduates who accepted positions as Certified Surgical Technologists or in a related field within one year of graduation.

  • Class of 2018 – 100% employed or continued education
  • Class of 2017 – 100% employed
  • Class of 2016 – 100% employed

Program Goals

The Surgical Technology program is designed to:

  • Prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
  • Provide employers with skilled surgical technologists who effectively apply theory to practice.
  • Promote development of clinical competencies adhering to best practices.
  • Enhance the surgical technology student personally and professionally through general education.
  • Provide a learning environment that recognizes individual differences and promotes Franciscan values.
  • Assist students in developing effective learning patterns on which to build further professional growth.

Student Learning Outcomes

Reflecting Franciscan values, the Surgical Technology graduate will:

  • Respect and protect each patient’s right to privacy, dignity, safety and comfort.
  • Demonstrate strong surgical conscience and ethical decision making during perioperative patient care and professional relations.
  • Skillfully apply scientific and surgical theory to aseptic technique, instrument handling skills, use of technology, tissue manipulation and patient care.
  • Use critical thinking skills to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and other members of the surgical team.
  • Integrate concepts of the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities with surgical technology knowledge and practice.
  • Assume responsibility for self-direction by participating in activities that contribute to personal and professional growth.

Student Work Policy

All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing clinical rotations will be educational in nature. Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel during the scheduled clinical course component of the program.

Equal Access Statement

The University of Saint Francis is committed to providing equal access to all students, including those students with disabilities. Once students are admitted to a health sciences program, they should contact Student Success and Academic Advising Center at 260-399-7700, ext. 6008 if they believe that they may require reasonable accommodation to fulfill the Health Sciences Technical Standards.

Bachelor of Social Work

Accreditor

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Phone: 703-683-8080
Email: info@cswe.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1976
  • Date of Most Recent Review: March 2011
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2011.
  • Date of Next Review: June 2019