Assessment of student nurses in practice: a comparison of theoretical and practical assessment results in England.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/613858
Title:
Assessment of student nurses in practice: a comparison of theoretical and practical assessment results in England.
Authors:
Hunt, Louise A; McGee, Paula; Gutteridge, Robin; Hughes, Malcolm
Abstract:
This study was undertaken in response to concerns raised by Duffy (2003) that assessors of practice were reluctant to fail student nurses in assessments. This generated doubts about the fitness to practice of some registered nurses. An investigation was undertaken into whether quantitative evidence supported the view that pre-registration nurses rarely failed practical assessments. Comparative failure rates from theoretical and practical assessments were requested from all 52 universities in England that offered pre-registration nursing programmes. Responses were received from 27. Findings indicated that a very small proportion of students failed practical assessments; failure rates for theory outstripped practice by a ratio of 5:1. A quarter of universities failed no students in practice. Students were most likely to fail in year one and least likely in year three. This study supports the belief that assessors of practice are reluctant to fail student nurses. It raises a number of questions about the influence that the systems and practices of professional bodies and universities have on practical assessment. However it also indicates that some student nurses have failed practical assessments and that some universities do have systems in place to address this issue.
Citation:
Assessment of student nurses in practice: a comparison of theoretical and practical assessment results in England. 2012, 32 (4):351-5 Nurse Educ Today
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Nurse education today
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/613858
DOI:
10.1016/j.nedt.2011.05.010
PubMed ID:
21640448
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1532-2793
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorHunt, Louise Aen
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Paulaen
dc.contributor.authorGutteridge, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Malcolmen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T09:27:55Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-21T09:27:55Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.identifier.citationAssessment of student nurses in practice: a comparison of theoretical and practical assessment results in England. 2012, 32 (4):351-5 Nurse Educ Todayen
dc.identifier.issn1532-2793en
dc.identifier.pmid21640448en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nedt.2011.05.010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/613858en
dc.description.abstractThis study was undertaken in response to concerns raised by Duffy (2003) that assessors of practice were reluctant to fail student nurses in assessments. This generated doubts about the fitness to practice of some registered nurses. An investigation was undertaken into whether quantitative evidence supported the view that pre-registration nurses rarely failed practical assessments. Comparative failure rates from theoretical and practical assessments were requested from all 52 universities in England that offered pre-registration nursing programmes. Responses were received from 27. Findings indicated that a very small proportion of students failed practical assessments; failure rates for theory outstripped practice by a ratio of 5:1. A quarter of universities failed no students in practice. Students were most likely to fail in year one and least likely in year three. This study supports the belief that assessors of practice are reluctant to fail student nurses. It raises a number of questions about the influence that the systems and practices of professional bodies and universities have on practical assessment. However it also indicates that some student nurses have failed practical assessments and that some universities do have systems in place to address this issue.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nurse education todayen
dc.subjectEducational measurementen
dc.subjectProfessional competenceen
dc.subjectClinical competenceen
dc.subjectFailure to failen
dc.subject.meshClinical Competenceen
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurementen
dc.subject.meshEnglanden
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshNursing Education Researchen
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Researchen
dc.subject.meshNursing Theoryen
dc.subject.meshStudents, Nursingen
dc.titleAssessment of student nurses in practice: a comparison of theoretical and practical assessment results in England.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNurse education todayen
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