Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education: Of Students and Teachers

Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education: Of Students and Teachers

This session examines various assessment methods for use in nursing education (including questions, 1-minute Q&A, integrated cases, short written assignments, and use of simulation for assessment) with a summary of selected research studies on their effectiveness. The session also will include a synthesis of research on student evaluations of the teacher and discussion of implications for nursing faculty.

Session Objectives
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key assessment and evaluation concepts
  • Identify assessment decisions and methods useful for assessment in nursing courses
  • Describe evidence on student evaluations of teaching and implications for nurse educators.


Marilyn Oermann

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of “Nurse Educator” and the “Journal of Nursing Care Quality.” Dr. Oermann is the author/co-author of 21 books, more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and many other types of publications. Her current books are “Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education,” “Writing for Publication in Nursing,” “Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing,” and “Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development.” She is the editor of the book, “A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs,” and she edited six volumes of the “Annual Review of Nursing Education.” Dr. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, and the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors.