A Study of Learning Effectiveness in Disaster Nursing Course Based on Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model

  • Jing-Shia Tang
  • Chien-Liang Chen
  • Chia-Chang Chuang
  • Chia-Jung Chen
  • Jui-Ying FengEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


This study aims to evaluate the course of disaster nursing through assessing nursing students’ satisfaction, knowledge and skills gain and impact on practices by the Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model. Seventy undergraduate nursing students were surveyed. The study adopted the Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model which contains four levels. Data were presented by descriptive statistics, Person correlation and t-test to conduct the analysis. Level 1 “Reaction”, the significant positively correlation existed between course satisfaction and teaching strategies. Level 2 “Learning”, post-test data was significantly higher than pre-test data. There was positively significant correlation existed between level 3 (Behavior) and level 4 (Result). Our course programs can be used as a reference for future nursing schools offer related courses to prepare the implementation of disaster nursing courses and teaching methods, establish suitable disaster nursing education programs for our national conditions.


Disaster nursing course Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model Nursing students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing-Shia Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chien-Liang Chen
    • 3
  • Chia-Chang Chuang
    • 4
  • Chia-Jung Chen
    • 2
  • Jui-Ying Feng
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of NursingChung Hwa University of Medical TechnologyTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.International Doctoral Program in Nursing, College of MedicineNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Physical TherapyI-Shou UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Emergency Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of MedicineNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  5. 5.Department of NursingCollege of Medicine National Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

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