Respond to the discussion #2 below by this approach:
- Critique an evaluation plan by sharing at least one strength and one area of improvement.
- Review and evaluate the uploaded powerpoint presentation below.
- 1 page only
- Put APA citation and at least 1 reference dated 2011 to 2016.
Master Plan of Evaluation
The Northeast Group’s master plan of evaluation for Princeton University focuses on the following curriculum components; Princeton’s mission and values, individual courses of the BSN program and the institutional environment. We plan on implementing a cohesive evaluation approach including formative, benchmarking and summative evaluation strategies. The formative evaluation will allow us to measure achievement (Center for Disease Control, n.d.). We will achieve this through course evaluations, measuring student outcomes and surveying student and staff satisfaction. Evaluating through benchmarking will provide direct comparison with other programs on the same level as Princeton. Through benchmarking we can evaluate items such as cost, program content, passage rates, strengths and weaknesses of the nursing program; all which can help us continually improve the program (Keating, 2015). By using a summative evaluation, we can collect data to be used to judge the final outcomes of the educational program.
Some strategies we will utilize to achieve our evaluation goals are observation, oral communication, and clinical simulation. Student’s performance can be evaluated using observation by utilizing clinical competency expectations. The benefit of observation is that it allows faculty to visually ensure students are meeting course program outcomes. Oral communication is extremely important in nursing. The benefits of evaluating through oral communication is to assess the student’s ability to verbalize ideas and thoughts clearly and to assess critical thinking skills. Clinical simulation can give students the opportunity to demonstrate competency with different types of patients as well as provide skill validation without potential harm to patients (Billings & Halstead, 2016).
Please refer to slide # 14 on our power point presentation for the Master Plan of Evaluation Table.
Billings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2016). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Center for Disease Control. (n.d.). Type of Evaluation. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/std/Program/pupestd/Types%20of%20Evaluation.pdf
Keating, S. B. (2015). Program Evaluation. In K. S. B, Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing (3rd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.