From Piles to Pixels: Nursing Improvement using WebCT for Program Evaluation

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From Piles to Pixels: Nursing Improvement using WebCT for Program Evaluation

  1. 1. From Piles to Pixels - Nursing Improvement Using WebCT for Program Evaluation Christine Salmon, Tomball College Mary Yoho, Elsevier
  2. 2. Setting <ul><li>North Harris Montgomery Community College District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>serves over 38,000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over 2700 square miles, serving 11 school districts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 main college campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Nursing programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ADN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition to ADN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEEP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approximately 650 nursing students each semester </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview of Need <ul><li>Nursing’s need for data collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify strengths / weaknesses / needs of the programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State and national accreditations and reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College district reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract student perceptions (what faculty do not know or see) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Challenges <ul><li>Multiple campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple nursing programs </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 55 nursing faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50 clinical sites </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse student population </li></ul><ul><li>How to get this idea on paper? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Primary Challenge <ul><li>Piles of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics by hand </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solution <ul><li>Move surveys to WebCT </li></ul>
  7. 7. Support & Benefits <ul><li>Faculty agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Level 1 OTC Certified faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration - nursing program directors </li></ul><ul><li>Student population is computer-savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Support from administration & IT </li></ul><ul><li>Project Coordinator identified </li></ul>
  8. 8. Getting Started <ul><li>Project coordinator / PSC coordinator meet </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed paper surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Determined process </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Nursing Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Create site and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Add faculty and students </li></ul>
  9. 9. Process <ul><li>Surveys created by semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include release dates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students added by course sections </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Results downloaded - Excel -> SPSS </li></ul><ul><li>Reports shared with Nursing Directors </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evolution <ul><li>Version 1 - All students, all colleges, same surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Version 2 - All students, all colleges, separate surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Version 3 - Separate college sites </li></ul>
  11. 11. Version 1 - 2003-2004 <ul><li>Lecture course survey </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical course survey </li></ul><ul><li>Lab course survey </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical facility survey </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Surveys Site </li></ul>
  12. 12. Version 1 - Challenges <ul><li>Too many students in site (1900+) </li></ul><ul><li>Students confused - college, courses </li></ul><ul><li>Data difficult to analyze online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by program </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Solution - Version 2
  14. 18. Version 2 - Challenges <ul><li>Colleges could not create surveys on own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty and directors = not shared designers </li></ul></ul>
  15. 19. Solution - Version 3
  16. 20. Version 3 <ul><li>Training Session for directors and designates </li></ul><ul><li>How to administer surveys </li></ul>
  17. 21. Now & Future <ul><li>Colleges conduct own surveys, review own results and statistics </li></ul><ul><li>In transition </li></ul><ul><li>Training in downloading results </li></ul><ul><li>Training in analyzing results - SPSS </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>Christine Salmon </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Yoho </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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