This impact evaluation study was designed on the basis of quality and accountability. It focused on sourcing evidence regarding the impact and achievements of a 15-year investment in nursing education and workforce capacity building. The study was also designed to enhance alumni connection and establish sustainable models for monitoring and evaluation.
A mixed method research methodology sourced data to inform this study. First, a review of international practices in alumni monitoring and evaluation was completed, with information drawn from a range of top nursing schools. Second, quantitative data was drawn from health and workforce statistics, AKU graduate registrars and an online alumni survey that yielded an 80 percent response from available contacts.
Finally, qualitative data was drawn via 49 focus group and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, followed by 12 case study interviews.