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Journal:   EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 45 To 50.
 
Paper: 

INTERNAL EVALUATION OF NURSING DEPARTMENT IN ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY OF MAHABAD

 
 
Author(s):  MAHMOUDIFAR Y.*, ESMAEILI HOSSEIN, HABIBZADEH SAEID, SALEHI KAMAL
 
* FACULTY OF NURSING, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, MAHABAD BRANCH, MAHABAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Aims. This study was to evaluate the internal weakness and strenght of Mahabad Azad Islamic University nursing group to improve its educational quality.
Methods. In this descriptive-crass sectional study, head of department’s criteria, equipments of department, clinical and theorical educational space, students, faculty members, learning/teaching methods and novel knowledge production were evaluated. Ways of gathering data were questionnaire, observation and checklist. Group members, first determined the characters and gave an ideal point to each selected criterion and then compared the present condition with characters. The desired characterestic of each criterion was determined and each classified among 1-5 (very weak to excellent). The average point was determined and Gorman classification method was used to extract final result.
Results. The organizational position of group manager was 3.5 and ranked “over-satisfaction”, supporting factors’ grade was 4.07 and ranked “strong”, learning instruction procedures’ grade was 4.03 and ranked “strong” and total nursing department evaluation grade was 3.97 and ranked “good”. In students point of view the educational process of nursing department’s grade was 3.37 grade and ranked “oversatisfaction”.
Head of the department, faculty members and group council’s grade each was 3.5 and according to Gorman ranked “over-satisfaction”.
Conclusion. Although total evaluation grade of nursing group is “good”, solving the revealed problems of each department, especially clinical education it is possible to achieve better results. This educational department steps actively in the way of improving the weak points and reinforcing the strenghts by understanding its weaknesses and strenghts.
 
Keyword(s): INTERNAL EVALUATION, NURSING DEPARTMENT
 
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