Assessing the clinical skills performance of nursing students

Pfeil, Michael (2003) Assessing the clinical skills performance of nursing students. Journal of Child Health Care, 7 (3). pp. 191-206. ISSN 1741-2889

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This article records the development of assessment criteria for the clinical skills performance by pre-registration nursing students within a problem-based learning curriculum. Questionnaires allowed informally established provisional criteria to be exposed to students, practitioners and lecturers from all branches. Any opinions given and suggestions made by the participants were taken into account and the improved set of criteria was discussed in branch-specific focus groups, thus further enhancing them. A pilot study with a group of children's nursing students and their supervisors was set up to test the assessment criteria in practice. The students' skills performances were assessed by their supervisors as well as by themselves. Interviews with all participants tested the accuracy of the criteria, most of which were supported by the data. The improved criteria are used as part of the summative assessment of practice within a problem-based nursing curriculum.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery (former - to 2011)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Community and Family Health (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.1177/13674935030073005

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