. Evaluation is the process of determining to what extent the educational programs are being realized[Ralph tayler].EVALUATION.

[Chene 1990] EVALUATION.  PROGRAM It is an any academic program in a post secondary institution leading to intial licensure or advanced preperation in nursing. . It is the assessment of the all components of the program from Program planning through implimentation to determine program effectiveness.

 In 1998 Ingersoll and sauter present an evaluation plan based on chen’s theory driven model which incooporates NLNAC’S criteria for educational program. .

.    To judge the merit or worth of the total program being evaluated To determine how various elements of the program interact and influence program effectiveness. To determine whether the program has been implimented as planned. To determine the extent to which the mission. goals and outcome of the program are being realized.

 To provide a rationale for decision making that leads to improved program effectiveness. To identify efficient use of resources to assess and improve program quality. .

.MISSION AND GOAL  Congruency between the expectation of stakeholders and the programs  Consensus among the faculty regarding the nursing school’ mission and philosophy  Accrediting bodies have expectations about program  Congruency between the expectation’s of professional organizations and the programs   .

◦ Documents and publications .◦ The nursing advisory committee has meaningful input in to program goals outcome.

Principle of internal consistency . A] Evaluation of curriculum organization 1. sequential learning across the curriculum.Congruence between the objectives and goals to the mission and belief statements.Principle of vertical organization . . 2.mission and philosophy link to the curriculum design. teaching & learning methods and outcomes..The program goals .

C]EVALUATION OF SUPPORT COURSES AND THE LIBERAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION  .PRINCIPLE OF LINEAR CONGRUENCE.Curriculum matrix  Curriculum audit 3. Collection of data from faculty students and materials. assessment of prerequisite skills. B]COURSE EVALUATION.

Evaluating the student performance measures . a. Formal measures for evaluating strategies e. Peer review of teaching strategies c. Student evaluation of teaching strategies b.3 ] Evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Evaluation of teaching and learning materials d. Assessment of student learning f.

4] STUDENT DIMENSION. .Internal method 5] Faculty dimension.Admission policy .Qualification of faculty member .Records of student satisfaction and formal complaints . .Professional experience of faculty .Faculty scholarship .Evaluation of faculty performance .

Clinical facilities ..Classroom and laboratory facilities .  Student receive final preperation after program completion .Information and instructional technology .  Current and accurate information about option admission criteria and financial aid  Transcript evaluation  New student registration  Orientation of program  Academic advising and advising records.Library services and holdings 7]MICROCONTEXT DIMENSION.

Qualification and skills of program administrators.Changes in health care delivery system . . .Trends in health care . .Trends in higher education and implication  9]ORGANIZATION DIMENSION.8] MACRO CONTEXT DIMENSION. . Adequate fiscal structure. Structure and governance of department .

. 10] Inter organizational dimension..Articulation agreement .Advisory board . Participation of nursing faculty in the university governing system  Adequate number of qualified staff and professional personal.

     Students achievement of all terminal goals Technical competencies of students The program has defined a benchmark for employment rates education rates Student satisfaction with overall quality of the program Satisfaction of employees with the performance of graduates .

Intervening variables are defined for all program outcome  Determination of potential intervening variable  Evaluation of all intervening variable 13]GENERALIZATION OF EVALUATION .The evaluation plan is modified and reviewed to improve the effectiveness  .Assessment strategies are reliable and valid .Evaluation activities provide meaningful data for program improvement .