Description: The third edition of this authoritative resource for educators in nursing education and clinical settings lists all the tools required to measure students' classroom and clinical performance. This revision has expanded coverage of the essential concepts of evaluation, measurement and testing, quality standards of effective instruments, instruction for writing test items, and development of parameters for clinical performance, as well as evaluation of critical thinking in nursing students.
Purpose: The purposes are to describe these concepts and to prepare teachers to carry them out.
Audience: It is intended for educators and graduate nurses preparing to become educators. Dr. Oermann has contributed to nursing education through her many books and articles that guide faculty practice. Dr. Gaberson is a nursing education consultant with over 35 years of teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Features: The book provides examples of clinical tools for evaluation with explanations of how to develop and implement them in clinical practice. It also details test construction, with guidelines on how to develop test length, test difficulty, item formats, and scoring procedures as well as strategies for writing multiple-choice and multiple-response items.
Assessment: This is an invaluable resource for theoretical and practical application of evaluation and testing of clinical nursing students. Graduate students and veteran nurses preparing for their roles as nurse educators will want to add this book to their library.