Question: Where do I go to find evaluation tools for nursing?
Answer: A couple places and ways! Finding assessment tools can be tricky because many are not free.
Plan B: Some nursing and health professions professional organizations have evaluation and assessment tools (not always free), such as the QSEN Institute and The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.
Plan C: Look at studies to see if they include their pre and post tests or surveys in their article. You can contact authors as well, if you find one that looks super promising.
1. Pick out your main concepts: Diversity - nursing - workforce
ArticlesPlus is VERY multidisciplinary, so you will get A LOT of results, but you will see different aspects. CINAHL is specific to nursing and allied health, so you get less, more specific results. So one way to narrow your search would be to choose a more subject-appropriate place to search.
3. If you do not like the results you see, think about the words you are searching. Is the word 'workforce' the only way to describe the concept? Nope! What about: hospital - work - nursing home - health industry? Diversity could be described in other ways as well: diverse, ethnic diversity; cultural diversity, etc. This is when you start to ask yourself questions. What workforce am I most interested in? What kind of diversity? What outcomes am I looking for in my search?
For example, lets say I am actually more interested in ethnic diversity among hospital staff, specifically nurses. So I am going to search CINAHL with a different search (click to see search adn results)
I went from over 350 results to 50 results and some of the first couple articles look great!
The general format is as follows:
Author, A. A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx
Sometimes you will not have an author, just a screen name and that's fine. If that is the case then do not put the screen name in brackets and use that as the author.
Video file you will leave as is. You do not need to say if it's an MP3 or other media type.
The URL can vary. Double check with your professor if you should use the Blackboard URL or a more accessible link.
Getting full text from any library database. This example if from CINAHL. Just becase there is not a PDF link right underneath the article title, does not mean we do not have access.