The development of a nursing education program evaluation framework for a Bachelor of Nursing program

Callahan, Krista Dawn (2022) The development of a nursing education program evaluation framework for a Bachelor of Nursing program. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background and Purpose: Nursing education programs must meet education standards set by provincial regulatory and national accrediting bodies (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing [CASN], 2022; College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba [CRNM], 2018). These standards establish the benchmarks a nursing program must meet to ensure they are providing quality education that meets the current needs of the populations they serve (CASN; CRNM). The purpose of this project was to identify the vital components of a program evaluation framework and to develop a dissemination plan to meet the needs of the local context of an undergraduate nursing program in Western Canada. Methods: To explore undergraduate nursing programs’ approach to program evaluation, I conducted a literature review, consultations with stakeholders, and an environmental scan. Results: A vast amount of literature exists on the importance of program evaluation and preparing for accreditation; however, very little research exists on how to plan, implement, and evaluate program evaluation procedures. Although various stakeholders identified a strategic plan for program evaluation as essential, they also identified many barriers to completing the vast amount of work that program evaluation entails. Conclusion: I developed a draft program evaluation framework and a plan for implementation that will provide a baseline for program evaluation activities. In this report, I describe the development of a framework using Stufflebeam’s (1983) Context Input Process Product (CIPP) evaluation model; explore my development of advanced practice nurse competencies; and outline the dissemination of the evaluation plan which aims to guide a small, rural, undergraduate nursing program through a systematic and sustainable approach to program evaluation.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 15791
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references
Keywords: nursing education program evaluation, education standards, accreditation, Stufflebeam’s context, input, process, product (CIPP) evaluation mod
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: December 2022
Date Type: Submission
Medical Subject Heading: Nursing; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Manitoba

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