A review of curriculum evaluation in United Kingdom nursing education

Roxburgh, M, Watson, R, Holland, K, Johnson, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6570-0145, Lauder, W and Topping, K 2008, 'A review of curriculum evaluation in United Kingdom nursing education' , Nurse Education Today, 28 (7) , pp. 881-889.

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Recently we have witnessed several significant changes to the nursing curriculum in the United Kingdom (UK). This review forms part of a larger study evaluating the ‘fitness for practice’ elements of the nursing curriculum in Scotland. Systematic review methods were used including the following databases: CINAHL and BNI. Twenty six papers were retrieved and 14 remained after applying the review criteria, the main rationale being the empirical focus. It appears that there is a paucity of research in this area in the UK and papers dealt exclusively with either content, process or outcome evaluation of the nursing curriculum. National, well funded, multi-centre studies tended to be more rigorous. Results, where they were positive about curricular changes, tended to be limited. There is clearly a need for rigorous research into curriculum evaluation, both at the micro and macro level, which investigates content, process and outcome. Without such research, curriculum change will be uninformed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education Today
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0260-6917
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 12:42
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:16
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13972

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