Best Practice Guidelines for use of OSCEs: Maximising value for student learning

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Title Best Practice Guidelines for use of OSCEs: Maximising value for student learning
Author Nulty, Duncan David; Mitchell, Marion Lucy; Jeffrey, Carol Ann; Henderson, Amanda Jane; Groves, M.
Journal Name Nurse Education Today
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) are a regular component of Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programs within Australia and internationally. OSCEs are a valuable strategy to assess ‘fitness to practice’ at the students' expected level of clinical practice within a nursing context where the importance of accurate patient assessment is paramount. This report discusses the integration of seven proposed ‘Best Practice Guidelines’ (BPG) into an undergraduate BN program in Queensland, Australia. A range of learning and assessment strategies was introduced in accordance with the adoption of these guidelines to maximise student engagement. There is some evidence that these strategies have directly assisted in enhanced student confidence around clinical practice and provide preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of BPG for OSCEs within nursing programs internationally.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.006
Volume 31
Issue Number 2
Page from 145
Page to 151
ISSN 0260-6917
Date Accessioned 2010-08-20
Date Available 2013-05-29T00:35:28Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Institute for Higher Education
Subject Education Assessment and Evaluation
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/34049
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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