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A Program Evaluation Approach to Drug Administration Education

Heinzer, Marjorie PhD, RN, CS, CRNP; Beitz, Janice M. PhD, RN, CS, CETN, CNOR; Dreher, Heyward Michael MN, RN; Ambrose, Marguerite S. MSN, RN, CCRN; Flynn, Elaine R. MSN, RN, CRRN; Lauterbach, Sarah Steen EdD, RN; Becker, Patricia H. EdD, RN; Tigar, Nancy L. DrPH, RN; Fritz, John F. MN, RN; Wolf, Zane Robinson PhD, RN, FAAN


To evaluate the education of undergraduate nursing students in drug administration, the faculty of La Salle University School of Nursing structured a program evaluation plan using a curriculum map. Faculty track the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills involved in drug administration. For example, all clinical nursing courses and the pharmacology course contain dosage and intravenous solution calculations in didactic material and tests. Program evaluation of the outcomes of medication administration education is continuous throughout the curriculum.

Marjorie Heinzer, PhD, RN, CS, CRNP, Assistant Professor,

Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CETN, CNOR, Assistant Professor,

Heyward Michael Dreher, MN, RN, Assistant Professor,

Marguerite S. Ambrose, MSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor,

Elaine R. Flynn, MSN, RN, CRRN, Clinical Instructor,

Sarah Steen Lauterbach, EdD, RN, Associate Professor,

Patricia H. Becker, EdD, RN, Associate Professor,

Nancy L. Tigar, DrPH, RN, Assistant Professor,

John F. Fritz, MN, RN, Laboratory Learning Coordinator,

Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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