Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education: Third Edition (Springer Series on the Teaching of Nursing)

Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education: Third Edition (Springer Series on the Teaching of Nursing)
Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education: Third Edition (Springer Series on the Teaching of Nursing)
Price: $46.99 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2009
Page Count: 464
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0826110614
ISBN-13: 9780826110619
User Rating: 5.0000 out of 5 Stars! (3 Votes)

From the Publisher

"Nothing is more important to the educational process than effective testing and evaluation, yet few nurse educators (faculty??? better word??) have any formal academic preparation or substantive expertise in the topic. However, without a thorough understanding of how to correctly structure, interpret, manage the process of evaluating, measuring, and testing, teachers (faculty??? better word??) cannot prove that their work has really made a difference. This book is a practical guide for teachers (faculty??? better word??) to assure that the time that is spent in testing, measurement, and evaluation produces valid and reliable information. From planning a classroom test, to creative assessment approaches, to ethical, legal, and social issues related to testing and measurement, both novice and expert teachers (faculty??? better word??) will find this book an invaluable compendium of useful strategies."

- Suzanne P. Smith, EdD, RN, FAAN Editor-in-Chief, Nurse Educator
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, is a Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health in the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is author/co-author of 11 nursing education books and many articles on clinical evaluation, teaching in nursing, and writing for publication as a nurse educator. She is the Editor of the Journal of Nursing Care Quality and past editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Dr. Oermann lectures widely on teaching and evaluation in nursing.

Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF, is a Nursing Education Consultant and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing Education and Director of Nursing at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. She has over 35 years of teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs and has presented, written, and consulted extensively on evaluation and teaching in nursing education. She is Research Section Editor of the AORN Journal.

Hannah (RI) | 5 out of 5 Stars!

Book is excellent. Delivery from seller was not good. Package rec'd with torn envelope. Paid $3.99 shipping and handling. Cost was $2.77. Lucky book didn't fall out of the envelope.

Ashley Carter (Evansville, Indiana) | 5 out of 5 Stars!

As a new nurse educator, Oermann and Gaberson's Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education has served as a vital tool in helping me to better understand how to create and evaluate activities applicable to the nursing skills lab, classroom and clinical setting. This book is very easy to read, and I find myself constantly referring to it. I would recommend that ALL nurse educators (both full-time and adjunct faculty) add this to their collection.

Savina Schoenhofer (savibus@netdoor.com) (Jackson, Mississippi, | 5 out of 5 Stars!

This book differs from all others on the subject. Evaluation and testing in nursing education has traditionally been presented as an almost mechanical application of rules. Oermann and Gaberson have written a comprehensive practical guide to the subject that is grounded in a nursing-relevant philosophical and ethical understanding of the legitimate teaching and warranting process of testing and evaluation in nursing education, expressed succinctly in the following: "...professional judgments are 'at the heart of' effective evaluations (p.2-3)" and "(R)egardless of the specificity of the standards and criteria used for evaluating learners, evaluation remains a subjective process (p.3)."

Detailed chapters address and illustrate such key topics as writing objective test items, essay test items, written assignments, evaluation of critical thinking, clinical evaluation, scoring and interpreting test scores. Grading is discussed as an issue involving more than merely summing test scores. The often neglected subject of planning, assembling and administering tests is thoroughly discussed. Social, ethical and legal issues are analyzed in relationship to the testing and evaluation functions. The comprehensive scope of this book extends to chapters on program evaluation and total quality management in nursing education.

I have used this text in a graduate course for nurse educators and students are as enthusiastic about the book as I am. I highly recommend its use for faculties and nurse educator graduate courses.

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