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College of Nursing and Health Sciences
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CNHS Students

CNHS FAST FACTS FALL 2013

Undergraduate students 942
Graduate students 210
Departments 4
Undergraduate majors 7
Graduate programs 3

Student satisfaction is a focus and strength of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Below are some benchmarks of our students' success.

Senior survey

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences' senior exit survey is conducted in the spring. Of the 96 graduating seniors from the Class of 2012 who responded to the survey:

  • 96% felt strong or very strong connections among students in their class
  • 94% felt satisfied with the quality of instruction in their major
  • 93% felt prepared to enter their chosen professional field
  • 95% felt satisfied with the quality of their clinical or internship experience

Retention rates

Year CNHS Students Returning after the First Year CNHS Students Returning after the Second Year
2012
2011
2010
2009
89%
89%
84%
92%
data not yet available
84%
82%
84%

The above chart shows the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students from 2007-2009 who returned to CNHS after their first and second years at the college. These data reflect major changes and discontinuations, financial aid adjustments, and other factors that influence retention rates. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

Four-year graduation rates

College or School of Degree Fall 2009 Entry Fall 2008 Entry Fall 2007 Entry Fall 2006 Entry
College of Entry (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
Other UVM College/School
Total
73%
18%
91%
71%
11%
82%
67%
13%
80%
59%
13%
72%

The above chart shows the number of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who graduated from CNHS or another college within the University of Vermont within four years after matriculating into the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This percentage does not include transfer students, who number 40-50 per academic year according to College records. For more information visit the UVM Office of Institutional Research. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

"I feel very well-prepared for the board exam and for my future career.

"The nursing students/faculty have become my second family and we all want to see each other succeed."

"I truly enjoyed my four years being a student in CNHS. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything."

From the 2012 senior exit survey

UVM Alumni Survey*

  • 80% of College of Nursing and Health Sciences' alumni surveyed felt they had excellent preparation for jobs in their chosen field.
  • 92% reported they are satisfied with their jobs.
  • 89% of graduates found employment in less than six months following graduation. Of these, 90% reported their job was closely related to their field of study

Student recognition

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognizes and celebrates student achievement. The following awards are given to deserving students annually:

  • Dean's Undergraduate Award
    Recognizes a graduating CNHS student who has demonstrated exemplary professional growth and contributions during their tenure at UVM.

  • Student Multicultural Award
    Recognizes a student who has made major contributions to create an environment of social justice, inclusion and equity in the Department, College, University and community.

  • Commencement Banner Bearer
    In recognition of an undergraduate or graduate student who has been nominated by his/her peers and faculty to carry the College banner at the University Commencement Ceremony.

  • Dean's List
    Dean's List status is awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative grade-point average of not less than 3.0 who stood in the top 20 percent of each class of their college/school during the preceding semester.

  • Honors College
    The Honors College offers an intensely focused, academically challenging environment for some of the university's most outstanding undergraduate students. CNHS has 42 students enrolled in the Honors College for the 2013-14 academic year.

*Near the end of April 2012, the UVM Alumni Survey of 2011 Graduates was sent to 2,369 UVM alumni with a bachelor's degree from the previous year. This number includes 105 summer 2010 grads, 286 fall 2010 grads and 1,978 spring 2011 graduates. About six weeks later, a follow-up survey was sent to all those who did not respond to the initial mailing. As of August 15th, 2012, 678 graduates had replied, bringing the combined return-rate from both mailings to approximately 28.6%. The following are some results specific to respondents who graduated from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

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