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Using Gainsharing to Increase Electronic End-of-Course Evaluation Submissions

Ford, Yvonne L. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000039
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The adoption of electronic course evaluations has resulted in a decrease in completed evaluations at colleges and universities. Gainsharing is used in hospitals to provide an incentive to meet organizational goals. The author describes gainsharing and its use to provide a grade incentive for nursing students to submit electronic end-of-course evaluations. The effect of the incentive on student grades is also examined.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Bronson School of Nursing, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Ford, Bronson School of Nursing, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave Mail Stop 5345, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (

Accepted for publication: February 11, 2014

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