Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education Author Marilyn H. Oermann
ISBN-10 9780826195555
Release 2013-02-11
Pages 434
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Without question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf. --Nursing Education Perspectives STET, STETThe gold standard for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this revision helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools and rubrics for measuring students' classroom and clinical performance. It describes how to develop a test blueprint and to assemble, administer, write, and score all types of tests and test questions, and analyze tests and test pe



Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education Fifth Edition

Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education  Fifth Edition Author Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
ISBN-10 9780826194893
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 416
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Considered the "gold standard" for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this fifth edition of the classic text helps educators to assess the level of learning achieved in the classroom, in clinical settings, and online with expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in a wider variety of learning environments. It presents new content on evaluation in online programs and testing and features a new chapter on using simulation for assessment and high-stakes evaluations. Also included is updated information on clinical evaluation and program evaluation along with current research featuring new examples and tools. The fifth edition expands content on standardized tests, including how to write test items for licensure and certification exam prep, and provides new information on developing rubrics for assessing written assignments. The fifth edition is distinguished from other texts by its focus on developing a framework that integrates all types of evaluation in a nursing program. It addresses how to develop a test blueprint and assemble, administer, write, and analyze tests. It provides rubrics for scoring tests and written assignments along with examples. Its guidelines for preventing cheating and conducting productive post-test discussions are especially helpful to educators. Additionally, the book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. It meets National League for Nursing's Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment and Evaluation Strategies. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION: Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in classroom and clinical education A new chapter on using simulation for assessment and high-stakes evaluation New information on evaluation in online courses, programs, and testing Expanded content on clinical evaluation and program evaluation Current research and new examples and tools How to write test items that prepare students for licensure and certification exams Expanded coverage on developing rubrics for assessing written assignments KEY FEATURES: Describes how to develop a test blueprint and assemble, administer, write, and analyze tests Provides sample grading rubrics Demonstrates strategies for evaluating higher levels of learning Explains how to evaluate written assignments with sample scoring rubrics Includes an Instructor’s Manual with sample syllabus, PowerPoint slides, and an online course with 17 modules, each with student learning activities, discussion questions, and online resources



Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator Second Edition

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator  Second Edition Author Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826140142
Release 2017-08-28
Pages 450
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With essential, updated content for novice and experienced nurse educators This evidence-based text delivers the full scope of knowledge necessary for novice and experienced faculty to become competent teachers in nursing. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it encompasses all of the key concepts required for effective teaching, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, becoming a scholar in nursing education, and much more. The second edition is updated throughout and includes four new chapters on Understanding the Learner, Interprofessional Education, Curriculum Models, and Global Nursing Education. It offers new content on role of the nurse educator, learning theories, active learning, flipped class/team-based learning, teaching strategies, teaching in an online nursing course, using new technologies and simulation, clinical teaching and evaluation, test construction, scholarship of teaching, and more. Chapters begin with objectives and conclude with a content summary. Each chapter integrates research and evidence into the text and includes specific examples of the methods and strategies presented, and 'How-to Tips’ for readers. Also available with the book is an online course with sample course syllabus, modules for each chapter, learner activities, discussion forum questions, and Power Point slides. New to the Second Edition: Four new chapters: Understanding the Learner, Interprofessional Education, Curriculum Models, and Global Nursing Education Learning concepts important in teaching Active learning strategies, flipped class/team-based learning Teaching in online nursing courses and programs New technologies and what’s new in simulation Innovative models of clinical teaching Assessment, evaluation, and test construction Curriculum development and evaluation Scholarship of teaching and becoming a scholar in nursing education Developing partnerships with clinical settings New ancillary with complete online course of 20 modules Key Features: Encompasses current, evidence-based information about the complete academic role—the only text of its kind Delivers key concepts required for effective teaching, curriculum development, evaluation and testing, scholarship, and more Prepares graduate nursing students and nurses transitioning into educator role with essential knowledge and competencies Includes both theoretical and practical information Provides specific examples of content and "how to" tips



Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting

Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting Author Roberta Joanne Emerson
ISBN-10 9780323036085
Release 2007
Pages 384
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2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting provides a practical approach to clinical nursing instruction. Although grounded in adult learning theory, this unique resource provides practical suggestions and addresses common questions and issues. The text incorporates illustrative scenarios, discussion questions, and reflection exercises designed to facilitate thoughtful application of the content. Addresses the role transition for a nurse with clinical expertise to that of clinical nursing instructor. Provides important tips for effectively appraising student performance such as student involvement in self-evaluation and goal setting, and suggestions for how evaluation and appraisal are shared with the student. Incorporates sample scenarios to illustrate concepts and allow the reader to apply them. Integrates discussion questions and exercises designed to facilitate thoughtful application and critical thinking skills. Addresses all aspects of learning, including "cognitive" (e.g., critical thinking), "affective" (e.g., caring), and "psychomotor" (e.g., technical skills). Provides actual examples of tools to be used for documenting student performance and approaches for stimulating student involvement and critical thinking. Includes a separate chapter on Clinical Faculty as Clinical Coach that discusses how learning is facilitated in the clinical setting with the guidance of an effective teacher. Features a Clinical Toolbox that contains a variety of supplemental resources, including sample approaches for teaching and evaluation, suggestions for preparing anecdotal notes, and relevant reference material. Incorporates issues related to computer access of patient data banks for students, and the federal regulations mandated by HIPAA and their clinical education implications.



Measurement in Nursing and Health Research Fifth Edition

Measurement in Nursing and Health Research  Fifth Edition Author Dr. Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826170620
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 632
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Praise for the previous Edition: "This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students." Score: 100, 5 stars -- Doody's Medical Reviews "...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes." --Clinical Nurse Specialist “Presents clearly the methodological principles for research planning in nursing with examples that facilitate the understanding of them. Excellent.” 5.0 out of 5 stars --Nursing Research This highly popular resource—written in an easy-to-read style and format-- delivers everything nurses and other health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measurement in nursing. The Fifth Edition features the most current content, strategies, and procedures available with direct applicability to nurses and health researchers engaging in interprofessional research, collaboration, education, and evidence-based practice. Five new chapters focus on challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science. The book gives particular attention to measurement issues resulting from changes in nursing, health research, and the increased emphasis on and undertaking of interprofessional research and evaluation. Presenting the material in step-by-step format, the book is designed for readers with little or no experience in measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues. It focuses on increasing the reader’s ability to use measures that are operationalized within the context of theories and conceptual frameworks, derived from sound measurement principles and practices and adequately tested for reliability and validity. Additionally, the text provides a pragmatic account of the processes involved in all aspects of measurement. Studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings illustrate the measurement processes. New to the Fifth Edition: Thoroughly updated and revised Delivers new and emerging strategies Reflects recent changes to nursing, health research, and emphasis on interprofessional research Includes five completely new chapters addressing challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science Key Features: Easy-to-read content and format Assumes no prior knowledge of measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues Provides studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings Offers a pragmatic account of the processes involved inn all aspects of measurement



Accelerated Education in Nursing

Accelerated Education in Nursing Author Dr. Li-Fang Zhang, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826107640
Release 2011-12-20
Pages 272
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"As one of the first books examining the core issues of accelerated nursing education, this one offers valuable information on the challenges and successes of this educational model."--Doody's Medical Reviews "Accelerated degree programs provide evidence that creativity in nursing program design can facilitate learning experiences that assure competence in the profession while also taking advantage of the knowledge, skills, and experiences the learner brings to our profession. Lessons learned from accelerated nursing programs can be applied in all our programs and enrich the education of professional nursesÖ" Geraldine Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN CEO, AACN Over the last two decades, an unprecedented pool of nursing students-many with academic degrees and prior work experience-have entered accelerated programs. This is the first volume to examine core issues in accelerated nursing education, such as curriculum innovation, clinical immersion, recruitment and retention of students and faculty, and inter-professional education. It also addresses questions regarding: How accelerated nursing programs prepare graduates to meet changing health care needs Which curriculums and clinical models are best suited to accelerated education What teaching strategies and evidence-based practices ensure high quality results Key Features: Discusses enrollment and admission at the BSN and MSN levels Explores curriculum innovation, new teaching methods, and start-up programs Analyzes student retention and progression, with remediation strategies Presents faculty recruitment, retention, and development successes Addresses issues concerning second degree and second career students



Annual Review of Nursing Education Volume 5 2007

Annual Review of Nursing Education  Volume 5  2007 Author Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826104819
Release 2006-11-08
Pages 320
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This timely volume in the Springer Annual Review of Nursing Education series reflects the hottest issues and trends igniting national discourse today. Written by nurse educators and focused on the practice of teaching across settings, the Annual Review provides educators in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, staff development, and continuing education with an array of strategies to expand their horizons and enrich their teaching. From the lessons nurse educators and students learned in surviving the Gulf coast hurricanes to the impact of foreign nurses' immigration on American nursing education, Volume 5 presents topics in the vanguard of nursing education concerns. Topics included in this volume: Standardized patients in nursing education Strategy for teaching cultural competence Managing difficult student situations Challenges calling American nurses to think and act globally Using benchmarking for continuous quality improvement E-portfolios in nursing education



Distance Education in Nursing

Distance Education in Nursing Author Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
ISBN-10 9780826109460
Release 2012-10-24
Pages 248
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A Doodyís Core Title! ì[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.î Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website , updated continually



Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing

Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing Author Kathleen B. Gaberson
ISBN-10 0826112781
Release 1999
Pages 241
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Teaching in clinical settings presents nurse educators with challenges that are different from those encountered in the classroom. The purposes of this book are to examine concepts of clinical teaching and to provide a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students and health care providers in clinical setting. It describes clinical teaching strategies that are effective and practical in a rapidly changing health care environment, and it examines innovative uses of nontraditional sites for clinical teaching.



Nursing Student Retention

Nursing Student Retention Author Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
ISBN-10 9780826109507
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 376
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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students. This new edition features: An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning



Annual Review of Nursing Education Volume 4 2006

Annual Review of Nursing Education  Volume 4  2006 Author Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826124496
Release 2005-12-12
Pages 352
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! This is ìmustî reading for anyone teaching nursing, at any level, in any program or institution. Covers trends and innovative strategies to help you develop a curriculum and be more effective in using it. Educators describe problems--such as students who cannot write or high NCLEX failure rates--and how they tackled and solved them. Each chapter contains common sense approaches to every educatorís questions. A resource no nursing education program can afford to be without.



Educating Health Professionals in Low Resource Countries

Educating Health Professionals in Low Resource Countries Author Joyce P. Murray, EdD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826132581
Release 2010-09-27
Pages 208
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The shortage of adequately prepared health professionals is the most significant threat to world health that we face. This book, a co--publication with The Carter Center, focuses on the training of health professional educators--both teachers and practitioners--in low--resource countries at different levels of technological and material sophistication. This comprehensive book trains health educators and practitioners to improve their pedagogical skills and to increase the quality and numbers of health workers. It also assists physcians, nurses, health officers, medical lab technicians, and environmental technicians to work with different cultures and linguistic groups in any one country. For the growing number of health educators and practitioners in developed countries who teach, research, and practice within the international context, it is an essential resource. Key Features: Preface by former US President Jimmy Carter Offers teaching and learning methods evaluated and field tested through The Carter Center's Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative with positive results in over 500 health care centers Provides both teaching and learning strategies for countries and cultures at different levels of technological and material development Presents research-based theories, evidence--based models, and critical thinking skills through active teaching and learning strategies Highlights faculty leadership in developing interdisciplinary teams and educational outcomes



Distance Education in Nursing Second Edition

Distance Education in Nursing  Second Edition Author Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826146953
Release 2005-09-26
Pages 280
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! The second edition of the award winning Distance Education in Nursing continues to offer basic introductory information on distance teaching and learning and now brings the application of newly developed computer technology to this environment. Each chapter provides real-life distance education experiences of both teachers and students, and describes ways in which distance education has enhanced the quality of their nursing education. As a nurse educator, whether novice or expert, you will benefit from this book, written by such distinguished contributors as Diane Billings, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and Marilyn H. Oermann.



Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care Second Edition

Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care  Second Edition Author Dr. Marianne R Jeffreys, EdD, RN
ISBN-10 9780826117885
Release 2010-06-21
Pages 424
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"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.



Research in Nursing and Health

Research in Nursing and Health Author Carol Noll Hoskins, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826197256
Release 2004-09-10
Pages 200
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This book offers the reader a synopsis of research, appreciating both the science and art of inquiry. It is designed to present the basic elements of conducting and understanding nursing research using an expeditious and useful reference format. This updated new edition offers the reader a step-by-step guide to conducting research and to understanding the research studies done by others. It describes both quantitative and qualitative investigations. The book is written in outline format, for quick reference. An important feature of the new edition is an extensive listing of online databases and knowledge resources. Graduate students and nurse researchers will find this an easily accessible source of valuable information.



Confirmative Evaluation

Confirmative Evaluation Author Joan C. Dessinger
ISBN-10 9781119104322
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 272
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This much-needed book offers trainers, consultants, evaluation professionals, and human resource executives and practitioners a hands-on resource for understanding and applying the proven principles of confirmative evaluation. Confirmative evaluation is a marriage of evaluation and continuous improvement. Unlike other types of evaluation—which are used during the design of a learning program or applied immediately after conducting a program—confirmative evaluation follows several months after the program is implemented. It tests the endurance of outcomes, the return on investment, and establishes the effectivenss, efficiency, impact, and value of the training over time.



Annual Review of Nursing Education Volume 3 2005

Annual Review of Nursing Education Volume 3  2005 Author Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 0826197485
Release 2005-02-18
Pages 440
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This series presents innovations in nursing education, written in an easy-to-read manner with a focus on practical information for teachers. Presented by the nurse eductors pioneering these advances and focused on the practice of teaching accross settings, this review is written for nurse educators in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, staff development, and continuing education. Volume 3 presents a rich array of strategies and experiences that can enrich your teaching.