Date of Award
College of Nursing
Introduction: Lack of a program evaluation plan for a community targeted primary prevention program poses a risk for undefined program effectiveness. Conducting a systemic program evaluation helps determine program effectiveness and value. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the process of implementing a program evaluation during a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarly project.
Objectives: The objectives of this project were to apply a scholarly approach to program evaluation utilizing evidence-based practice tools, demonstrate DNP Essentials and health systems leader competencies, and describe the steps taken during the process.
Methods: The CDC Framework for Program Evaluation (2011) was the design used for this project. The setting was a department within a West Michigan health system. The sample would have been on <60 African American participants. Analysis of the participants was incomplete due to limitations within the organization.
Results: Implementing the evaluation framework in this department drove program focus and redesign for this program and others within the department.
Conclusions: Following the systemic process and implementing an evidence-based program evaluation tool into practice that affected change at a systemic level within a large West Michigan health system.
Implications: Practice changes should include an evaluation plan at the beginning of program conception or implemented as soon as possible to confirm program effectiveness or the need for restructure and/or redesign.
LoveLady, Phallon, "Evaluation of a Health System’s Community Targeted Program for Individual’s with Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes" (2018). Doctoral Projects. 54.