A tool was developed to evaluate the performance of nurses in a large public health department. Nursing staff were involved in the development process and received inservice education in some aspects of performance that would be measured by the tool. The evaluation tool is used to assess performance in four areas: clinical pracitice, supervision and management, professional growth and research.
The authors wish to express their appreciation to the following individuals in the Chicago Department of Health who worked so diligently in the development of the Performance Evaluation Tool and the inservice education program described in this paper: Elizabeth Velten, Lee Gross, JoAnn Macon, Mitchi Oki, Carol Corcoran, Hazel Barclay, Carrie Manley, Evelyn Ribic, Etherlene Palmer, Zettie Richardson. The authors also acknowledge the guidance of Ms. Claudie Leckeisik during the preparation of this manuscript.