ERIC Number: ED271571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Nursing Diagnosis. Courseware Evaluation for Vocational and Technical Education.
Irving, Jan; And Others
This courseware evaluation rates the "Introduction to Nursing Diagnosis" program developed by J.B. Lippincott Co. (The program--not included in this document--is a tutorial for second-year nursing students; it presents diagnosis as a mathematical formula). Part A describes the program in terms of subject area (allied health, nursing) and hardware requirements (Apple II with RAM card or Apple language card, IBM-PC, or Franklin Ace), and indicates its suitability for tutorial or drill and practice at the postsecondary level. Listed next are appropriate instructional grouping (individual and small groups), accompanying materials (user's guide), and time estimate (30-60 minutes). Availability information includes cost ($129.00), policies and copyright restrictions, and contact address. A prerequisite for use is understanding of the nursing process. Part B contains the evaluation criteria in eight categories; reviewer ratings appear as yes, somewhat, no, and not applicable, with explanatory comments. Part C summarizes the evaluation. The strengths of this program are that it provides logical steps to understanding and writing a nursing diagnosis and that it differentiates between nursing and medical diagnosis. Weaknesses are that it requires spelling and typing skills, and that the list of possible answers is too prescribed. A summary section shows that this courseware received overall ratings of "yes" in the categories of subject matter, technical presentation, student interaction, program interaction, and documentation, and "somewhat" for student evaluation and work behaviors; the category of application programs was not applicable. The program was recommended as a useful tool in making nursing diagnosis easier. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For the basic evaluation form, see ED 244 058.