Developing and Implementing End of Program OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) for an Undergraduate BSN Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201708
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Presentation
Title:
Developing and Implementing End of Program OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) for an Undergraduate BSN Program
Author(s):
Flores, Cecilia; Roye, Jennifer
Author Details:
Cecilia Flores, RN, MSN; Jennifer Roye, RN, MSN, CPNP
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Project Summary : Final semester nursing students are required to obtain a minimum score on a standardized test to graduate. Although these tests are highly predictive of NCLEX success, a didactic exam cannot evaluate a students' readiness to practice clinically. In the summer of 2010,�End of Program OSCE was designed to exam students' ability to perform safely in the clinical setting. Methodology: A pilot study was conducted in the summer of 2010 to determine the clinical competency of 16 graduating senior nursing students. Students were tested on their ability to perform basic skills and to think critically as they cared for simulated patients in a realistic and controlled environment. Checklists were used to verify students' completion of tasks.� Discussion: The End of Program OSCE design was based on national nursing education standards including Institute of Medicine (IOM), Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN), National League of Nursing (NLN), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing's Curricular Concepts along with the top 10 DRGs in North Texas were�integrated into the patient care scenarios.�Communication skills, safe medication administration, and the ability to perform a focused assessment were evaluated. Conclusions and Implications for Nursing Education: The initial end of program OSCE was used to gather data about the students' performance in the clinical setting. Each student was evaluated on their ability to perform in the controlled clinical environment of the Smart Hospital. Data revealed the need for a consistent evaluation method, better communication with the students, and the need for student remediation. The remediation took place during student's Capstone in the hospital with a preceptor. Ongoing changes will be discussed. Passing OSCE ensures employers that our graduates are safe and ready to perform competently at the entry level.
Keywords:
Simulation; Transition to practice; OSCE
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Description:
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDeveloping and Implementing End of Program OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) for an Undergraduate BSN Programen
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Ceciliaen
dc.contributor.authorRoye, Jenniferen
dc.author.detailsCecilia Flores, RN, MSN; Jennifer Roye, RN, MSN, CPNPen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201708-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Project Summary : Final semester nursing students are required to obtain a minimum score on a standardized test to graduate. Although these tests are highly predictive of NCLEX success, a didactic exam cannot evaluate a students' readiness to practice clinically. In the summer of 2010,�End of Program OSCE was designed to exam students' ability to perform safely in the clinical setting. Methodology: A pilot study was conducted in the summer of 2010 to determine the clinical competency of 16 graduating senior nursing students. Students were tested on their ability to perform basic skills and to think critically as they cared for simulated patients in a realistic and controlled environment. Checklists were used to verify students' completion of tasks.� Discussion: The End of Program OSCE design was based on national nursing education standards including Institute of Medicine (IOM), Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN), National League of Nursing (NLN), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing's Curricular Concepts along with the top 10 DRGs in North Texas were�integrated into the patient care scenarios.�Communication skills, safe medication administration, and the ability to perform a focused assessment were evaluated. Conclusions and Implications for Nursing Education: The initial end of program OSCE was used to gather data about the students' performance in the clinical setting. Each student was evaluated on their ability to perform in the controlled clinical environment of the Smart Hospital. Data revealed the need for a consistent evaluation method, better communication with the students, and the need for student remediation. The remediation took place during student's Capstone in the hospital with a preceptor. Ongoing changes will be discussed. Passing OSCE ensures employers that our graduates are safe and ready to perform competently at the entry level.en
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.subjectTransition to practiceen
dc.subjectOSCEen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:48:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:48:31Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & convention Center.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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