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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Abstract

Saudi Nursing Students√ʬ?¬? Outcomes and Perspectives about an Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing Course

Author(s):Entesar Makhlouf

Objective: This study aimed to explore and describe the sixth level nursing students’ perception regarding the use of OSCE assessment approach. Specifically, it investigated the students’ perception in terms of preparation, quality, and organization, format, validity, and reliability of OSCE. Methods: Observational study design of 50 female nursing students was utilized in this study. The OSCE consisted of 10 stations; the students’ perceptions about OSCE were evaluated using a structured questionnaire. Data were related to the organization of the OSCE measured by scoring scale Likert-scale questionnaires and Pierre, et al., questionnaire 2004. For the purpose of this study, only 18 items of the questionnaire were used to measure the preparation, quality and organization, format, validity, and reliability of OSCE. Results: The majority of students provided positive feedback about the OSCE quality attributes and organization, and provided positive feedback about the OSCE format, validity, and reliability. Results revealed that there is a positive and direct significant correlation between using OSCE sessions in training and OSCE examination. Conclusion: OSCE is a meaningful, fair, useful and an acceptable method for evaluating the nursing students’ clinical performance because of various positive specifications such as objectivity and fairness. Relevance to clinical practice: There is a far reaching understanding for clinical learning as it has a focal significance in nursing training. Compelling clinical stations are fundamental to turning into a skillful expert nursing caretaker. Learning in the nursing clinical area gives present reality to nursing students to build up the information, abilities, dispositions, and skills.


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