Development of a Clinical Evaluation Tool Using Orem's Concept of Nursing Agency

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156874
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Presentation
Title:
Development of a Clinical Evaluation Tool Using Orem's Concept of Nursing Agency
Abstract:
Development of a Clinical Evaluation Tool Using Orem's Concept of Nursing Agency
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Hart, Marcella, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Armstrong Atlantic State University
Title:Professor
Developing a valid and reliable clinical evaluation tool to evaluate baccalaureate nursing students has been a major problem for nurse educators. With the increasing numbers of non-traditional nursing students, clinical evaluation has become even more problematic. Educators have tried criterion-based checklists, Likert scales, portfolios, summative and formative methods, observation and testing to evaluate clinical performance (McAllister & Osborne, 1997, Orchard, C. 1994). However, all have demonstrated problems to some degree. It is the contention of these authors that Orem's concept of nursing agency, "...the complex set of qualities of a person acquired through specialized study and experience in real world situations" (Orem, 1995) provides a solid foundation for formulating evaluation criteria. This presentation will demonstrate the development of a baccalaureate student nurse clinical evaluation tool using elements of art, prudence, and the social, interpersonal and technological characteristics of nurses as a guide. This tool will be piloted at a Council of College of Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited baccalaureate-nursing program (BSN) in southeast Georgia during the spring semester of the 2001-2002 academic year. The hope is that the results will show that using a theoretical base in the development of a clinical evaluation tool will provide an improved method for evaluating baccalaureate-nursing students. The authors invite comments regarding the content validity of the evaluation tool. Objective: To develop a reliable clinical evaluation tool for baccalaureate nursing students using Orem's concept of nursing agency. Design: The clinical evaluation tool wil be devloped using Orem's concepts of nursing agency, art and prudence, and the social, interpersonal and technological characteristics of nurses. The tool will be piloted with baccalaureate nursing students in spring semester of the academic year 2001-2002. Population, Sample, Setting, Year: Baccalaureate nursing students in the United States at an accredited school in a southeast Georgia school of nursing will participate in the study. Thirty students from the junior and senior years in the nursing program will participate in the pilot study. The tool will be used to evaluate the student nurse's clinical performance in the spring of 2002. Concepts: The clinical evaluation tool will include Dorothea Orem's concepts of nursing agency, art and prudence as well as the social, interpersonal and technological characteristics of nurses in practice. Method: After establishing inter-rater reliability the clinical evaluation tool will be piloted by instructors in a baccalaureate-nursing program to evaluate student nurse's clinical performance in spring 2002. Findings: It is hoped the results will show that using a theoretical base in the development of a clinical evaluation tool will provide an improved method for evaluating baccalaureate-nursing students. Conclusions: To be determined. Implications: A nursing theory based evaluation tool may be more reliable in the evaluation of student nurse's clinical performance by linking Orem's concepts of nursing agency with the social, interpersonal and technological expectations in clinical nursing performance.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Clinical Evaluation Tool Using Orem's Concept of Nursing Agencyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156874-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a Clinical Evaluation Tool Using Orem's Concept of Nursing Agency</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hart, Marcella, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Armstrong Atlantic State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hartmarc@mail.armstrong.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Developing a valid and reliable clinical evaluation tool to evaluate baccalaureate nursing students has been a major problem for nurse educators. With the increasing numbers of non-traditional nursing students, clinical evaluation has become even more problematic. Educators have tried criterion-based checklists, Likert scales, portfolios, summative and formative methods, observation and testing to evaluate clinical performance (McAllister &amp; Osborne, 1997, Orchard, C. 1994). However, all have demonstrated problems to some degree. It is the contention of these authors that Orem's concept of nursing agency, &quot;...the complex set of qualities of a person acquired through specialized study and experience in real world situations&quot; (Orem, 1995) provides a solid foundation for formulating evaluation criteria. This presentation will demonstrate the development of a baccalaureate student nurse clinical evaluation tool using elements of art, prudence, and the social, interpersonal and technological characteristics of nurses as a guide. This tool will be piloted at a Council of College of Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited baccalaureate-nursing program (BSN) in southeast Georgia during the spring semester of the 2001-2002 academic year. The hope is that the results will show that using a theoretical base in the development of a clinical evaluation tool will provide an improved method for evaluating baccalaureate-nursing students. The authors invite comments regarding the content validity of the evaluation tool. Objective: To develop a reliable clinical evaluation tool for baccalaureate nursing students using Orem's concept of nursing agency. Design: The clinical evaluation tool wil be devloped using Orem's concepts of nursing agency, art and prudence, and the social, interpersonal and technological characteristics of nurses. The tool will be piloted with baccalaureate nursing students in spring semester of the academic year 2001-2002. Population, Sample, Setting, Year: Baccalaureate nursing students in the United States at an accredited school in a southeast Georgia school of nursing will participate in the study. Thirty students from the junior and senior years in the nursing program will participate in the pilot study. The tool will be used to evaluate the student nurse's clinical performance in the spring of 2002. Concepts: The clinical evaluation tool will include Dorothea Orem's concepts of nursing agency, art and prudence as well as the social, interpersonal and technological characteristics of nurses in practice. Method: After establishing inter-rater reliability the clinical evaluation tool will be piloted by instructors in a baccalaureate-nursing program to evaluate student nurse's clinical performance in spring 2002. Findings: It is hoped the results will show that using a theoretical base in the development of a clinical evaluation tool will provide an improved method for evaluating baccalaureate-nursing students. Conclusions: To be determined. Implications: A nursing theory based evaluation tool may be more reliable in the evaluation of student nurse's clinical performance by linking Orem's concepts of nursing agency with the social, interpersonal and technological expectations in clinical nursing performance.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:13:30Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:13:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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