In her recent publication, Eva M. Horne MN, BSN, APRN-BC, a professor with the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, asks, in the rush to stay competitive in online education, are nursing schools systematically evaluating the programs beyond the course level? If so, what evaluation tools are used, what are the findings and how are the evaluation data used? Over the past decade, the Internet’s effect has transformed nursing education, particularly at the graduate level. Schools of nursing have embraced Internet-based course delivery technology to broaden students’ access to academic degrees. By answering the questions above, nurse educators can develop strategies for evaluating the quality and worth of online learning, thus improving instruction and learning outcomes. Working in concert with the School, the University Library provides online instruction to graduate students. Horne’s publication can help the GSU faculty community better instruct distance learners.
Horne, E. M., & Sandmann, L. R. (2012). Current Trends in Systematic Program Evaluation of Online Graduate Nursing Education: An Integrative Literature Review. Journal Of Nursing Education, 51(10), 570-578.