CURRICULUM EVALUATIONREPORT CARD: An Evaluation of a Concept-Based CurriculumGIDDENS, JEAN FORET; MORTON, NANCYAuthor Information About the Authors Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN, is a professor at the University of New Mexico, Health Science Center College of Nursing, Albuquerque, where Nancy Morton, MSN, CCRN, is a clinical educator. For more information, write to Dr. Giddens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nursing Education Perspectives: November-December 2010 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 372-377 Buy Abstract ABSTRACT This article describes the evaluation of an innovative, concept-based baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Curriculum evaluation is an ongoing process that serves to ensure the delivery of quality education. Findings from surveys and focus groups identified strengths of the new curriculum as the conceptual approach, interactive small-group learning activities, clinical intensives, and early patient care experiences. Issues and challenges identified in the evaluation included perceived repetition of content in the Professional Nursing concept courses, coordination of community-based clinical experiences, a perceived need for greater age-span, pharmacology, and pathophysiology content, and NCLEX-RN® preparation. Curriculum revisions based on these findings are described. Copyright 2010 by National League for Nursing, Inc.