University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

The Impact of Implementing the Hawaii Statewide Nursing Consortium Curriculum on Faculty Work Life, Teaching Productivity and Quality of Education

Principal Investigator: Alice M. Tse, Ph.D., APRN
Program Evaluator: John Steffen, Ph.D., MS, AB, Social Science Research Institute, U. of Hawaii at Manoa

The project is a controlled evaluation of the Hawaii Statewide Nursing Consortium Curriculum, a single baccalaureate nursing curriculum implemented for university as well as community college students throughout the state, patterned after the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). The program incorporates new approaches to competency-based, student-centered learning and redesign of clinical education. Dr. John Steffen and his team at the Social Science Research Institute are conducting the evaluation to assess the impact of implementing the new curriculum on nursing faculty work life, teaching productivity and quality of education relying upon a quasi-experimental design, collecting outcome data on appropriate intervention and comparison schools. Read Here for principal research project findings.