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The Nursing Leadership Institute program evaluation: a critique

Authors Havaei F, MacPhee M

Received 4 May 2015

Accepted for publication 18 June 2015

Published 12 August 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 65—74

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JHL.S87892

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Peer reviewer comments 6

Editor who approved publication: Professor Russell Taichman


Farinaz Havaei, Maura MacPhee

School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abstract: A theory-driven program evaluation was conducted for a nursing leadership program, as a collaborative project between university faculty, the nurses' union, the provincial Ministry of Health, and its chief nursing officers. A collaborative logic model process was used to engage stakeholders, and mixed methods approaches were used to answer evaluation questions. Despite demonstrated, successful outcomes, the leadership program was not supported with continued funding. This paper examines what happened during the evaluation process: What factors failed to sustain this program?

Keywords: leadership development, theory-driven evaluation, mixed methods, collaborative logic modeling

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