Part II. Evaluation Component: School Nurse Achievement Program

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  • Ann N. Smith,

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      Ann N. Smith, RN, MS, is Co-Director of the School Nurse Achievement Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing. She has directed the early SNAP field demonstrations, the development of coordinator training programs, and the subsequent implementation of the course in the 12 participating states.

  • Laura D. Goodwin

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      Laura D. Goodwin, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing. As program evaluator for SNAP, she conducted the early needs assessment for the program and directed ail subsequent formative and summative evaluation activities for SNAP.


ABSTRACT

The School Nurse Achievement Program is a national continuing education course for school nurses to increase and improve their services for disabled children. It is currently being developed under the auspices of the Department of Education, Office of Special Education in conjunction with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing. A description of a national needs survey of school nurses and resulting program goals, curriculum development, and course administration in twelve states appeared in last month's Journal. Formative and summative evaluation studies to aid in curriculum development and to examine changes in the school nurses' activities are described in Part II of this article.

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