Identifying and Measuring Outcomes for Nurse Educators - UMassOnline

UMOL-N623: Identifying and Measuring Outcomes for Nurse Educators


For information about registering, please contact Lisa Ogawa at 508-856-3621.

Course Description

The emphasis in this course is on identifying, measuring and achieving outcomes in academic and health care settings.  Student assessment and evaluation strategies, including test development and clinical outcome evaluation, are included in course content. In addition, program outcome evaluation and performance improvement processes enhance the student’s ability to function effectively in a health care or academic organization.  Students will learn formative and summative clinical evaluation strategies, creating test questions, administering tests and interpreting test results, legal and ethical concerns related to student evaluation, nursing education accreditation standards, developing program evaluation plans, regulatory processes in health care settings, and approaches to developing performance improvement projects.

Course activities include: readings, web site explorations, online postings, small group and individual projects including developing a program evaluation plan and plan for a performance improvement project.

UMOL-N623 is offered by the University of Massachusetts Worcester Graduate School of Nursing for students accepted into the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate Program.   UMOL-N623 offers three (3) graduate credits and is available each spring semester beginning in January.  UMOL-N623 is offered in both a blended or fully online course format.   Students completing the blended course attend six (6) face-to-face classes on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 – 7:30 during the course.  Students may also select to complete the course fully online.  All students will be enrolled into the same course and inform faculty of preferred format during the first two weeks of the course.  All students will use Blackboard Vista during the course.

Course Pre-requisites:
UMOL-N620 Teaching and Curriculum Development or permission of instructor.

Academic Information

3 graduate credits

Schedule and Fees

Meets: Online January 12 – May 8, 2009
Enrollment ends 1/5/09
Cost: $1425.00 ($475.00 per credit)


Elaine Parker, PhD, RN,
Lisa Ogawa, PhD, RN

Program Information

Please click here for details on the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate Program.