“Attitude of postgraduate nursing students towards objective structured clinical examination”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8693-8701
AbstractPreparation of healthcare students for clinical practice experiences has long been an important yet challenging area of education program. A range of teaching and assessment strategies have been used to assist with this aspect of curricula. Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) have been used for decades within nursing and medical program to assist with preparation for practice, scaffold learning, determine participants’ level of clinical performance and provide feedback on areas for improvement .OSCEs generally feature a number of skills stations (typically 8–10 with 5–8 min allowed per station) which students rotate through to test discrete knowledge and clinical and professional skills. Objectivity of the assessment is achieved by assessors using rating scales or checklists to make judgments of mandatory competencies through Observing students’ performances Method: A quantitative research approach and Descriptive research design was used for the present study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. The study was conducted on 70 postgraduate nursing students of first and second year M.Sc nursing. The Attitude regarding OSCE was assessed using Self-administered structured questionnaire. Results and findings:demographic data showed maximum numbers 42(60%)of students were from age group of 26-30 years .53(75%) of students were female.58(82.85) of students did Basic Bsc,38(54.29%) students Previous designation was clinical instructor.16(22.86% ) students specialty was OBGY.34(48.57%) students have 0-2 years clinical experiences. 70(100%) says yes they attended Lecture.58(82.86%) have a positive level of attitude regarding OSCE.there is no association find out between the level of attitude & selected demographical variables .Conclusion: Even though the OSCE is a new evolution in the field of nursing, students noted that the exam was well-structured and in sequence. Students were enthusiastic and curious to perform. The OSCE provided a great opportunity for students to learn and explore. Also the majority of examinees were satisfied with conduct, organization, and administration of the OSCE as well preferred more for the clinical examination.
Keywords: Attitude, Objective, Structured, Clinical , examination
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