Literature review on the evaluation of nursing curriculum

Eunhee Hwang, Wonsuk Lee, Sujin Shin

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The purposes of this study were to discuss the nursing education curriculum evaluation and provide data that could promote the improvement of curriculums through systematic evaluation. The studies that evaluated curriculum processes analyzed changes made in curriculums, the effects of the changes, and the curriculum outcomes. To summarize the direction of the future of nursing curriculum evaluation through the aforementioned studies, studies that embrace the contents, processes, and outcomes of curriculums are necessary. Based on the literature review, five desirable directions for nursing curriculum evaluation can be presented, as follows: 1) setting the definition of nursing education curriculums; 2) carrying out comprehensive evaluation of the contents, operation, and performance of curriculums; 3) reinforcing the role of formative evaluation in curriculum evaluation; 4) enhancing the appropriateness and effectiveness of nursing practice education; and 5) providing practical evaluation of diverse stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3505-3515
Number of pages11
JournalInformation (Japan)
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Curriculum
  • Evaluation
  • Integrative review
  • Nursing education


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