Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educators – NURS 600

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/10/2020

Course Description

This course will cover various formative and summative evaluation strategies for assessment of student learning outcomes in the classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings. Attention will be given to social/legal/ethical issues, students with disabilities, and cultural diversity.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course will equip future nurse educators with the tools needed to effectively and systematically evaluate student learning in multiple settings. The student will be able to develop a variety of assessment procedures that include test writing and analysis, various clinical evaluation tools, and in-class strategies for student engagement. Since successful passage of the licensure exam denotes beginning practice as a nurse, it is imperative that nurse educators are able to assess student learning accurately using valid and reliable methods.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the qualities of effective assessment procedures in nursing education.
  2. Differentiate between formative and summative evaluation.
  3. Discuss social, ethical, and legal considerations related to evaluation methods.
  4. Construct a test that incorporates a variety of question types and assesses higher level learning.
  5. Interpret the results of a nursing test based on individual item and overall test statistics.
  6. Integrate QSEN competencies into clinical evaluation tools.
  7. Apply a Christian worldview to evaluation of nursing student performance.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words.

Written Assignments (5)

The student will complete several Written Assignments. Each assignment must be at least 3 pages (excluding title and reference pages) and in current APA format. Each assignment must include at least 3 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Philosophy of Clinical Evaluation Paper

The student will write a 7‒10-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on clinical evaluation. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Reflection Papers (2)

The student will write two 5-page (excluding title and reference pages) reflection papers which focus on the topic presented. Each paper should be in current APA format and should include 4-6 references. First person is appropriate in each reflection paper.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, and will have a 1-hour time limit.