Evaluation Beyond Exams In Nursing Education

Author: Robin Dennison
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826127088
Size: 58.24 MB
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Helps educators to design assignments and rigorous rubrics that truly measure student learning objectives The ability of students to pass an examination does not necessarily reflect or guarantee their ability to apply knowledge in practice, nor are traditional exams a sufficient means to evaluate all learning objectives. Written for both new and seasoned nurse educators, this book is unique in its provision of rigorous rubrics that fully take into account learning objectives and the teaching–learning process, and promote objective grading. It examines a variety of time-tested, alternative evaluation methods, discusses how to design them, and includes best practices for using them. The book provides an overview of how evaluation and rubrics play an integral part within the larger nursing education teaching–learning process. It helps educators clearly define learning objectives and desired outcomes, and how to evaluate them. The book describes how to formulate a variety of teaching strategies, design effective assignments, and examine in detail specific evaluation methods including best practices for their use and exemplar analytic scoring rubrics. Also available are detailed, modifiable grading rubric templates for each assignment presented. Evaluation methods covered include papers, presentations, participation, discussion boards, concept maps, case studies, reflective journals, and portfolios. The book will assist both new and seasoned nurse educators in their quest to graduate competent, safe nurses at all levels of nursing education. Key Features: Provides rigorous, modifiable rubrics for learning objective grading Includes time-tested alternative evaluation methods Describes best practices for designing a variety of teaching–learning evaluation tools Includes guidelines for writing clear assignment descriptions Discusses papers, presentations, concept maps, case studies, portfolios, and more

Evaluation And Testing In Nursing Education

Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826195563
Size: 18.66 MB
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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This book should be required reading for all educators! It is necessary for educators to keep pace with the changing dynamics of learners and this book provides insights into how to achieve this goal."--Doody's Medical Reviews Praise for the Third Edition: ìWithout question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf.î --Nursing Education Perspectives The ìgold standardî 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 studentsí 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 performance for both classroom and clinical evaluation. It includes guidelines for preventing cheating, and for conducting productive posttest discussions. The book offers strategies for evaluating higher cognitive levels of learning and for evaluating written assignments with sample scoring rubrics. The book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. The text meets NLN Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment & Evaluation Strategies (15% of CNE Test BluePrint). New to the Fourth edition: Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in nursing classroom and clinical education A new chapter on online testing, with and without an online teaching platform such as BlackBoard, standardized online testing packages, establishing valid online-based testing, and related issues Current research, references, and new examples Stronger focus on evaluating higher level cognitive functions Additional test preparation for NCLEX and other certification tests Development of test items that prepare students for licensure and certification exams, including discussion of innovative items being piloted for possible use on the NCLEX Expanded coverage on establishing rubrics for assessing written assignments New information on using simulation for ìHigh Stakes Testingî Online teaching guide that includes PowerPoint slides, sample core syllabus, and learner activities

Annual Review Of Nursing Research Volume 28

Author: Annette Debisette, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826119034
Size: 60.24 MB
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This landmark annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to nurses everywhere. It critically examines the full gamut of literature on key topics in nursing practice, including nursing theory, care delivery, nursing education, and the professional aspects of nursing. Annual Review of Nursing Research has brought together internationally recognized experts in the fields of nursing, and continues to deliver the highest standards of content and authoritative reviews of research for students, researchers, and clinicians. Past volumes of ARNR have addressed critical issues such as: pediatric care, geriatrics, alcohol abuse, patient safety, rural nursing, tobacco use, and more. Key topics in this edition include: Review of research related to regulation Review of global nursing workforce issues State policy and research initiatives focused on improving nursing workforce Horizontal violence and bullying Staffing methodology in nursing Future of the workforce

Edu

Author: Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433103186
Size: 62.47 MB
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The Internet has transformed higher education by changing the way universities and colleges teach students. As a result, many institutions are struggling to understand how the next generation of Internet technologies, including Web 2.0, multimedia, virtual presence, gaming, and the proliferation of mobile devices, will impact their students and infrastructures. .edu: Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education discusses how higher education institutions can use these technologies to enable learning environments. In the future, students will have complete access to any higher education resource, including expert scholars, lectures, content, courseware, collaborative dialogues, information exchanges, hands-on learning, and research – no matter where they are located. If fully enabled, this new learning environment will blur the lines between on- and off-campus experiences and remove barriers to learning and research – greatly improving the quality of education for students globally.

Encyclopedia Of Nursing Education

Author: Mary Jane Smith
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826120318
Size: 59.20 MB
Format: PDF
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Written by luminaries in the field of nursing education, this is the only current and comprehensive compendium of important topics in nursing education. It contains more than 175 detailed entries, and will be a valuable reference text for doctoral- and master’s-level nursing students, nursing faculty, university and hospital libraries worldwide, and hospital nursing departments and schools. The listing of entries has been carefully culled from recent nursing literature and six volumes of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Each entry follows a standard template that includes definition, application in nursing education, a synopsis including a brief summary of what is in the literature on the topic, and a concluding summary discussing future development in nursing education. Listings are alphabetized for easy access, and are accompanied by a comprehensive reference list. KEY FEATURES: The only current compendium of important topics in nursing education Includes all topics relevant to nursing education based on a review of the literature Alphabetized and consistently formatted for easy access to information Includes comprehensive reference lists per topic Written by expert nurse educators A listing of teaching topics compiled by the editors is available to instructors

Writing For Publication In Nursing Third Edition

Author: Dr. Marilyn H. Oermann
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826119913
Size: 31.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ability to communicate in writing is an essential skill, particularly for nurses at the graduate level. This is a bestselling, comprehensive, and widely used resource on writing for nurse clinicians, graduate students, researchers, and faculty. It covers all types of writing that beginning and experienced nurse-authors may be required or choose to do: E-B research papers, journal articles, book chapters, clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for courses and all types of publication, including open access journals. Brimming with helpful examples, the book takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of writing, from the generation of an idea through searching the nursing literature, preparing an outline, writing and revising a draft, and onward toward disseminating the finished product. This third edition includes an entirely new chapter on writing articles regarding quality improvement studies, and new information about writing for open access publications. It is also replete with practical examples of the type of writing required for successful DNP capstone projects.

Pass Ccrn

Author: Robin Donohoe Dennison
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323077293
Size: 75.74 MB
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Fully updated to mirror the latest CCRN-Adult test plan, PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition is well known for its innovative learning strategies, targeted-yet-comprehensive coverage, and meticulous accuracy. Each section of the exam is addressed in detail, with review content presented in logical outline format and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, tables, and algorithms. Learning activities in the book, as well as more than 1,000 review questions on the companion Evolve website, offer valuable practice and test-taking experience. *The practice tests on the CD-ROM referenced on page 9 are now found on the accompanying website for the book. The website can be accessed by using the pincode found in the front matter of the book and following the prompts.* Completely updated content follows the latest CCRN Test Plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation. Easy-to-follow outline format quickly and clearly presents the information you must know to pass the CCRN exam. Engaging learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts. Helpful appendices offer quick access to common abbreviations, laboratory values, and formulas essential to providing effective critical nursing care. NEW! Behavioral/Psychosocial chapter reflects the latest CCRN test plan, addressing behavioral and psychosocial issues that affect the care of the critically ill. More than 1,000 multiple-choice review questions on the new companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode. Nearly 45% of the art is new or updated, including completely new algorithms based on the latest core protocols from the AHA, to help clarify complex concepts. Pharmacology boxes in each chapter highlight pharmacology as it pertains to each body system.

Society 3 0

Author: Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433116919
Size: 24.57 MB
Format: PDF
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Higher education in the U.S. has traditionally prepared students for work and social success, but with families, work, and society itself undergoing revolutionary change, is this preparation sufficient to develop the 21st-century workforce? This book explores how evolving family structures, new ways of balancing work and personal lives, and rapid technological advancements will transform the ways that U.S. colleges and universities develop well-educated, career-oriented citizens. <I>Society 3.0 will help higher education providers and industry leaders understand these potentially disruptive variables and design appropriate programs and career paths for tomorrow's workers. The book presents and explores the following insights: <BR> - A wider range of family members, not just older children, now attend college, a decision that shapes - and is shaped by - 21st-century demographics.<BR> - Older students, recognizing degrees as vital for competing in the global workforce, now outnumber those entering college before starting careers.<BR> - Today's workers are increasingly likely to be women, working outside the office or self-employed, or applying their education to innovation and entrepreneurship as small business owners.<BR> - Technology is remaking the campus experience via smartphone learning apps, social networking among professors and students, and immersive engagement in virtual worlds - and even games.<BR> <I>Society 3.0 will provide higher education and industry stakeholders a guide for understanding the emerging societal forces that are shaping the future.

The Future Of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Size: 65.35 MB
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Human Simulation For Nursing And Health Professions

Author: Linda Wilson, RN, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106706
Size: 73.22 MB
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"This book could easily become the "go to" text for standardized patient utilization and the backbone for implementation strategies in learning programs...It is a must-have for all disciplines interested in adding the human simulation experience to their programs."--Nursing Education Perspectives "Today there is an explosion in the use of simulation in nursing and health professions education. The contributors to this text are experts in this format of teaching. They are the designers of the learning spaces, the authors of simulation cases and evaluation methods, the experts who program the human patient simulators and who teach the patient actors to enact the clinical scenariosÖI consider this a "handbook" on the design, evaluation and practice of simulation for clinical education. If you are a faculty member with concerns about how your students will make the transition from student to professional, use simulation in your curriculum and learn for yourself that pretending is simulation for life but simulation is pretending for the delivery of exquisite clinical care." Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Human simulation is changing the face of clinical education in the health professions. Its use has expanded beyond medical school to encompass nursing and mental health clinical education. This comprehensive guide to establishing and managing a human simulation lab has been written by nationally acclaimed simulation experts and is geared for undergraduate, graduate, and professional settings. The text takes the reader step-by-step through the process of planning, organizing, implementing, and maintaining a simulation lab. It describes the required technology, how to train standardized patients, how to implement a simulation, evaluation and analysis of the simulation experience, and how to develop a business plan. The guide details simulation in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, physician's assistant programs, and mental health education, as well as the use of simulation with critically ill patients, and in perioperative, perianasthesia, women's health, and rehabilitation science settings. Key Features: Offers a blueprint for developing, implementing, and managing a human simulation lab Details use of simulation in numerous nursing and mental health settings along with case studies Provides tools for evaluation and analysis of the simulation experience Presents undergraduate and graduate nursing simulation scenarios and pedagogical strategies Discusses simulation training and required technology Includes templates for writing cases for BSN and MSN levels