Lecturers' experiences and perspectives of using an objective structured clinical examination

Byrne, E. and Smyth, S. (2008) Lecturers' experiences and perspectives of using an objective structured clinical examination. pp. 283-289. ISSN 18884415 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings that emerged from a qualitative study which explored nurse educators' experiences and perspectives of assessing students' clinical competence using an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), and to address the challenges pertaining to the assessment. OSCEs have been researched internationally; however, exploration within an Irish context is limited. The current study is timely as the findings are relevant in light of the ongoing debate about OSCEs. The data for this study was collected using two focus groups in one institution in the Republic of Ireland. Two main themes emerged: OSCE preparation and assessment process. It is envisaged that the outcome of this study will enable nurse educators to recognise both the potential and the contribution of OSCEs to the curriculum and motivate nurse educators to increase students' exposure to this assessment strategy. The need to adapt and become cognisant of the major changes in the 'real' healthcare world will continue to challenge nurse educators. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Byrne, E.; School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; email: evelyn.byrne@nuigalway.ie
Uncontrolled Keywords: OSCE; Reflective practice; Skill mix; Skills checklist; article; clinical competence; education; educational model; human; information processing; methodology; nursing education; nursing student; qualitative research; standard; teaching; Education, Nursing; Educational Measurement; Faculty, Nursing; Focus Groups; Humans; Models, Educational; Nursing Education Research; Patient Simulation; Students, Nursing
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 14:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 14:38
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1884

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