ERIC Number: ED121808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Indiana Statewide Plan for Continuing Education in Nursing. Formative Evaluation.
McKenzie, Leon R.; Puetz, Belinda E.
The Indiana Statewide Plan for Continuing Education in Nursing (ISPCEN) was implemented to establish a structure for coordinating resources, data, and personnel which would provide quality continuing education for registered and licensed practical nurses in Indiana at the regional level, ultimately leading to the opportunity for nurses in every region of Indiana to maintain competence, meet the changing standards of practice developed by the profession, exercise leadership effecting changes in health delivery services, and achieve career satisfaction. Two questions were foremost in the minds of the evaluators as they designed the evaluation procedure: (1) To what extent has ISPCEN made an impact on the active nurses in Indiana? (2) To what extent is ISPCEN accomplishing the tasks relevant to its goals and objectives? In chapter 2 the design of the formative evaluation is delineated, the nature and scope is outlined, the criteria questions utilized in the evaluation are displayed, and the source of data and techniques for data collection are identified. In chapter 3 each of 16 criteria questions are displayed together with the data that respond to the question. Chapter 4 records the recommendations made by the external consultant and the project director of ISPCEN. Both see the condition of ISPCEN as healthy, productive, effective, efficient, and promising. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. School of Nursing.