Measurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153735
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Presentation
Title:
Measurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Program
Abstract:
Measurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Edwards, Patricia A., EdD, RN, CNAA
P.I. Institution Name:Excelsior College
Title:Graduate Nursing Faculty
Co-Authors:Tae Young Han, PhD
Title: Measurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Program Objective: To examine the relationship between ADN graduates self-perceptions and ratings of work-related competencies and supervisors ratings of these competencies three years after graduation. Design: A longitudinal model measuring critical thinking, occupational competency and job-specific communication skills by graduates and their supervisors. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Data were collected from 713 nursing graduates three years after program completion (between 2001 and 2003). Respondents were asked to provide mailing information for their immediate work supervisors. Of the 240 supervisor surveys sent out, 96 were returned and the analyses for the relationships between supervisor’s evaluation and graduate’s rating were based on this sample. Concepts Studied: Critical thinking, occupational competencies and job-specific communication. Methods: A survey was sent out three years after graduation and contained questions about personal and career changes experienced after graduation and the impact of the college education. It also contained a 12 item critical thinking measure, 21 competencies specific to nursing and 13 items linked to specific behaviors related to communication. The name and mailing address of their immediate supervisor were also requested and a survey measuring the same concepts was mailed to those supervisors. Demographic information and academic records were extracted from the College’s student database and matched with survey responses. Findings: Preliminary survey results for both graduates and supervisors are positive with sound psychometric properties but more data is needed for comparisons and correlations. Conclusions: Supervisors are very positive toward these graduates as employees and graduates rated themselves highly in all areas. Implications: The results indicate that comprehensive research efforts using multiple sources are needed and integrating the graduate and supervisor ratings may contribute to incremental validity of assessment efforts.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153735-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Edwards, Patricia A., EdD, RN, CNAA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Excelsior College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Nursing Faculty</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pedward2@nycap.rr.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Tae Young Han, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Title: Measurement of Outcomes in a Distance Education Associate Degree Nursing Program Objective: To examine the relationship between ADN graduates self-perceptions and ratings of work-related competencies and supervisors ratings of these competencies three years after graduation. Design: A longitudinal model measuring critical thinking, occupational competency and job-specific communication skills by graduates and their supervisors. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Data were collected from 713 nursing graduates three years after program completion (between 2001 and 2003). Respondents were asked to provide mailing information for their immediate work supervisors. Of the 240 supervisor surveys sent out, 96 were returned and the analyses for the relationships between supervisor&rsquo;s evaluation and graduate&rsquo;s rating were based on this sample. Concepts Studied: Critical thinking, occupational competencies and job-specific communication. Methods: A survey was sent out three years after graduation and contained questions about personal and career changes experienced after graduation and the impact of the college education. It also contained a 12 item critical thinking measure, 21 competencies specific to nursing and 13 items linked to specific behaviors related to communication. The name and mailing address of their immediate supervisor were also requested and a survey measuring the same concepts was mailed to those supervisors. Demographic information and academic records were extracted from the College&rsquo;s student database and matched with survey responses. Findings: Preliminary survey results for both graduates and supervisors are positive with sound psychometric properties but more data is needed for comparisons and correlations. Conclusions: Supervisors are very positive toward these graduates as employees and graduates rated themselves highly in all areas. Implications: The results indicate that comprehensive research efforts using multiple sources are needed and integrating the graduate and supervisor ratings may contribute to incremental validity of assessment efforts.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:28:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:28:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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