320 - Designing and Conducting Program Evaluation Studies

This is the second course offered as part of the Program Evaluation Series. The Program Evaluation Series is intended to provide educators and administrators with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to participate in and lead program evaluation activities at their organization.

Registration fee: $150.00

Upcoming Dates: Wednesday October 6, 2021, 10 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Delivered by Margaret Bultas, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CNL, CPNP-PC, Associate Profession at Saint Louis University, and member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, and the Missouri Nurse's Association (MONA) and Brian Bontempo, Ph.D., Founder and Principal Consultant with Mountain Measurement, Inc. More info about the faculty members teaching this course is available in the faculty section of the "Find out More" page.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. This web-based course is intended for educators and administrators with 0 to 3 years of experience participating in program evaluation.


The purpose of this course is to prepare educators and administrators to lead program evaluation studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon course completion, participants:

  • can create useful evaluation questions.
  • can define the scope of an evaluation study.
  • can design an evaluation study.
  • can operationalize evaluation constructs.
  • can collect or obtain evaluation study data.
  • can clean evaluation study data.
  • can analyze program evaluation data.
  • can synthesize and interpret program evaluation analyses.
  • can prepare a useful evaluation study report.


The topics covered during the NCLEX® Program Reports 320 Course are:

  1. Defining the Scope and Cycle
  2. Creating Effective Evaluation Questions
  3. Evaluation Paradigm (Quantitative vs Qualitative vs Mixed)
  4. Evaluation Design
  5. Operationalizing Evaluation Constructs
  6. Collecting Program Evaluation Data
  7. Analyzing Program Evaluation Data
  8. Synthesizing and Interpreting Program Evaluation Data


The NCLEX® Program Reports 320 Course is delivered as a 3-hour synchronous, web-based experience which includes a mix of lecture, individual and small group activities, and a 30-minute Question and Answer session. Participants are expected to independently complete a 30-minute end-of-course assessment immediately after the course concludes.

Continuing Education

3.5 contact hours are awarded through the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number ABNP1516 Expires 2/4/2025) to all individuals completing the course and the end-of-course assessment.