Skyfactor's 2021 Assessment & Impact Award: Nursing Winners Announced!

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For the third year, Skyfactor Benchworks is recognizing nursing programs that foster data-driven cultures for  continuous improvement, with the Assessment and Impact Award for Nursing Education. 

The Assessment and Impact Award for Nursing Education was established three years ago to recognize colleges that have successfully used data to analyze and make changes to better their undergraduate nursing programs. Previous winners were Bloomfield College, Colorado Technical University, Montclair State University, Roman University, Seton Hall University, and University of Scranton.

Even amid massive educational changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's award winners delivered exceptional educational experiences. For example:  

As in prior years, award winners are selected through a careful analysis of multiple years of data from the AACN/Benchworks Undergraduate Nursing Exit Assessment. The Skyfactor Benchworks Analytics and Research Team first conducts a quantitative analysis and review of applications, followed by interviews with finalists to learn about improvements in their nursing programs. Those applications and interview notes are then blind reviewed and evaluated on a rubric by an external panel of experts in the nursing education profession. 

Please drop a comment below to congratulate this year's Assessment & Impact Award Winners!


Benchworks assessments are the most widely used programs in nursing education. Benchworks has partnered with the Association of American Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for two decades to offer benchmarking assessments that empower nursing administrators to better understand the program components that most significantly impact these important stakeholders. The various AACN/Benchworks Nursing assessments are used by more than 250 nursing programs each year, and is one of more than 50 different assessments from Benchworks on topics important to college success, including housing, orientation, and student affairs and service. The survey includes questions about student happiness, safety, diversity and inclusion, facilities, costs, sense of community, and time management, among others.