Innovative Strategies for Nursing Education Program Evaluation
Nursing programs are mandated by accreditation bodies to report data significant to program quality and outcomes. The history at one school of nursing in the southern United States revealed the program evaluation committee experienced roadblocks in retrieving such information. Creative approaches were adopted to overcome some of the barriers to program evaluation, including the use of more technological-based approaches to engage alumni who embrace this technology as a way of life. Among the many advantages of these approaches were convenience, ease of administration and analysis, cost effectiveness, and more meaningful data. The advantages far outweighed the few disadvantages incurred, with the most prominent being potential sampling bias.
Journal of Nursing Education
Butts, J. B.,
Bishop, S. B.,
(2010). Innovative Strategies for Nursing Education Program Evaluation. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(6), 351-354.
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