Use of Objective Structured Clinical Examination in a Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Course for Assessment of End-of-Program Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603125
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Objective Structured Clinical Examination in a Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Course for Assessment of End-of-Program Outcomes
Other Titles:
Measuring Success: Course and Curriculum Assessments [Session]
Author(s):
Marcyjanik, Diane Lynett; Johnson, Nita L.; Johnson, Nita L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Phi
Author Details:
Diane Lynett Marcyjanik, RN, marcyjdl@uwec.edu; Nita L. Johnson, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Faculty continue to acknowledge the challenges associated with evaluating students in the real life clinical arena (Meechan, Jones, & Valler-Jones, 2011; McWilliam & Botwinski, 2010).  Identification of alternative assessment measures must be utilized in order to provide a standardized format in which to evaluate and measure clinical competence and integrated knowledge for end of program outcomes.  Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), has been defined as an observed examination of clinical skills in a controlled simulated environment, with the utilization of structured checklists (Jones, Pegram & Fordham-Clark, 2010; Meechan et al., 201l; McWilliam & Botwinski, 2010; Paul, 2010).  Predefined tasks, time limits, and standardized patients are a requirement of OSCE, in order to regulate the assessment environment for each student (Mitchell, Henderson, Groves, Dalton, & Nulty, 2009; Oranye, Ahmad, Ahmad, & Bakar, 2012; Rentschler et al., 2007).  By ensuring these elements are present, external factors are eliminated, maintaining strict control and standardization in the testing environment.  A descriptive study was conducted regarding the development and evaluation of OSCE for second semester senior nursing students for assessment of end of program outcomes.  Two pilot groups were tested in three stations including knowledge application, psychomotor skills, and patient teaching.  The stations included standardized patients and mannequins as patients.  Examiners were not present in the stations during testing and observed via one-way glass and cameras.  Although the pass rate was lower than expected, student evaluations were unanimous for including OSCE in the undergraduate curriculum.  The OSCE was perceived by students as less subjective than current clinical evaluations and an opportunity to self-evaluate clinical skills as they began their last semester.
Keywords:
OSCE; Summative; Outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15D07
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUse of Objective Structured Clinical Examination in a Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Course for Assessment of End-of-Program Outcomesen
dc.title.alternativeMeasuring Success: Course and Curriculum Assessments [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorMarcyjanik, Diane Lynetten
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Nita L.en
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Nita L.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Phien
dc.author.detailsDiane Lynett Marcyjanik, RN, marcyjdl@uwec.edu; Nita L. Johnson, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603125en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Faculty continue to acknowledge the challenges associated with evaluating students in the real life clinical arena (Meechan, Jones, & Valler-Jones, 2011; McWilliam & Botwinski, 2010).  Identification of alternative assessment measures must be utilized in order to provide a standardized format in which to evaluate and measure clinical competence and integrated knowledge for end of program outcomes.  Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), has been defined as an observed examination of clinical skills in a controlled simulated environment, with the utilization of structured checklists (Jones, Pegram & Fordham-Clark, 2010; Meechan et al., 201l; McWilliam & Botwinski, 2010; Paul, 2010).  Predefined tasks, time limits, and standardized patients are a requirement of OSCE, in order to regulate the assessment environment for each student (Mitchell, Henderson, Groves, Dalton, & Nulty, 2009; Oranye, Ahmad, Ahmad, & Bakar, 2012; Rentschler et al., 2007).  By ensuring these elements are present, external factors are eliminated, maintaining strict control and standardization in the testing environment.  A descriptive study was conducted regarding the development and evaluation of OSCE for second semester senior nursing students for assessment of end of program outcomes.  Two pilot groups were tested in three stations including knowledge application, psychomotor skills, and patient teaching.  The stations included standardized patients and mannequins as patients.  Examiners were not present in the stations during testing and observed via one-way glass and cameras.  Although the pass rate was lower than expected, student evaluations were unanimous for including OSCE in the undergraduate curriculum.  The OSCE was perceived by students as less subjective than current clinical evaluations and an opportunity to self-evaluate clinical skills as they began their last semester.en
dc.subjectOSCEen
dc.subjectSummativeen
dc.subjectOutcomesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:43:49Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:43:49Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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