Article

Ensuring Student Success in Your Health Science Program

When we talk about program quality, one of a few key indicators that we should always be thinking about is student success. We have to treat this with the attitude that it’s every instructor’s job at every point in the curriculum.

What this means is that every instructor across the curriculum has to have two things on their brain — where is the student at today, and how likely is that student to be successful? When we think about this idea as an end goal, it really is the goal of continuous quality improvement, and that lies in each of our purviews as educators. We need to look at the end goal, no matter where the student is in the curriculum.

You need to be thinking about what each student will need when they graduate. What will this person need to be successful in licensure, and what do we need to show as a program to display that we are concerned about this across the curriculum?