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Using Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction to Enhance Student Performance and Course Evaluations in Undergraduate Nursing Course

Miner, Amy MSN, RN; Mallow, Jennifer PhD, FNP-BC; Theeke, Laurie PhD, FNP-BC; Barnes, Emily DNP, FNP-C

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000138
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Teaching large numbers of students can be a challenge for both teachers and students. Implementing new teaching strategies may be 1 way to address the problem. This article presents the impact of using Gagne’s 9 events of instruction on student learning and course evaluations over a 3-semester period. Student evaluations indicated enhanced teacher mastery, effectiveness, and enthusiasm. Overall student final grades increased.

Author Affiliations: Senior Lecturer (Ms Miner), Assistant Professor (Dr Mallow), Associate Professor (Dr Theeke), and Clinical Associate Professor (Dr Barnes), School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Dr Mallow is supported by the WVCTSI through the NIH/NIGMS award U54GM104942. Drs Theeke and Mallow were supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Mallow, Morgantown Department, PO Box 9620, HSC South, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (

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Accepted for publication: December 5, 2014

Published ahead of print: January 24, 2015

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