Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education: Third Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, May 18, 2009 - Medical - 464 pages
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Designated a Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase!

"Without question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf, or at least available through the library or nursing program office. Certainly, all graduate students studying to be nurse educators should have a copy."

--Nursing Education Perspectives

"This [third edition] 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." Score: 93, 4 stars


"This 3rd edition. . . .has again given us philosophical, theoretical and social/ethical frameworks for understanding assessment and measurement, as well as fundamental knowledge to develop evaluation tools for individual students and academic programs."

-Nancy F. Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing

All teachers need to assess learning. But often, teachers are not well prepared to carry out the tasks related to evaluation and testing. This third edition of Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education serves as an authoritative resource for teachers in nursing education programs and health care agencies. Graduate students preparing for their roles as nurse educators will also want to add this book to their collection.

As an inspiring, award-winning title, this book presents a comprehensive list of all the tools required to measure students' classroom and clinical performance. The newly revised edition sets forth expanded coverage on essential concepts of evaluation, measurement, and testing in nursing education; quality standards of effective measurement instruments; how to write all types of test items and establish clinical performance parameters and benchmarks; and how to evaluate critical thinking in written assignments and clinical performance.

Special features:

  • The steps involved in test construction, with guidelines on how to develop test length, test difficulty, item formats, and scoring procedures
  • Guidelines for assembling and administering a test, including design rules and suggestions for reproducing the test
  • Strategies for writing multiple-choice and multiple-response items
  • How to develop test items that prepare students for licensure and certification examinations

Like its popular predecessors, this text offers a seamless blending of theoretical and practical insight on evaluation and testing in nursing education, thus serving as an invaluable resource for both educators and students.


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Evaluation and testing in Nursing Education by Oreman has given me an insight to different strategies of clinical evaluation. This book is simple to read and easy to follow. I feel this book need to read by all nurse educators whether they are novice to clinical teaching or even by an expert in clinical teaching. 

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The text is rich! This book is well worth it!



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About the author (2009)

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is the Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. She is the author/co-author of 15 nursing education books and many articles on teaching and evaluation in nursing, and on writing for publication. She is the editor of the "Journal of Nursing Care Quality" and "Nurse Author & Editor" and is past editor of the "Annual Review of Nursing Education". Dr. Oermann received the National League for Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research and the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education.

Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, is a nursing education consultant and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing Education, and Director of Nursing at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs and has presented, written, and consulted extensively on evaluation and teaching in nursing education. She is Research Section Editor of the "AORN Journal".

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