May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 643 - Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing & Healthcare Education

This course examines the role of formative and summative assessment and evaluation of learning in nursing education, both in the classroom and clinical setting.  Best practice evidence and teaching-learning theory is examined and applied to the concept of learner-centered assessment and evaluation.  Students will create measurable learning outcomes and formulate assessment and evaluation methods congruent with the designed outcomes. Designed assessment and evaluation methods will be examined for validity and reliability using psychometric methods.   Leveling of assessment and evaluation based on the learning needs of the student will be discussed.  During this course, students will examine privacy rights of the learner as defined by federal legislation, and apply this to current practice.

Prerequisites & Notes
All MSN core courses; NU 644

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Conduct learner and program evaluation within ethical and legal parameters. (MSN Essential I, IX)
  • Create and analyze assessment instruments to evaluate outcomes (MSN Essential III, IV)
  • Integrates the components of student-learning evaluation in classroom/didactic and clinical/lab
    performance. (MSN Essential IX)
  • Analyze assessment and evaluation data. (MSN Essentials III, IV)
  • Plan evaluation strategies for assessment of student learning.(MSN Essential IV)
  • Analyzes available resources for learning assessment and evaluation and implements evaluation
  • strategies that are appropriate to the learner and learning outcomes. (MSN Essential III, IV, VI)
  • Apply learning and teaching principles to the design, implementation, and evaluation of health
    education programs for individuals or groups in a variety of settings (MSN Essential IX)

Credits: 3

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