TITLE

CLINICAL EVALUATION AND GRADING PRACTICES in Schools of Nursing: National Survey Findings Part II

AUTHOR(S)
OERMANN, MARILYN H.; YARBROUGH, SUZANNE S.; SAEWERT, KAREN J.; ARD, NELL; CHARASIKA, MARGIE
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing);Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p352
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To better understand how nurse educators evaluate and grade students' clinical practice, the Evaluation of Learning Advisory Council of the National League for Nursing conducted a survey of faculty (N = 1,573) in all types of prelicensure RN programs. This article describes the findings of that survey in relation to clinical evaluation and grading clinical practice. Nearly all faculty used a clinical evaluation tool to rate students' performance in the clinical setting (n = 1,534.98 percent); most programs had the same basic tool in all courses, but modified to reflect the unique aspects of each course (n = 1,095.70 percent). Faculty (n = 1,116.83 percent) reported using pass/fail for grading in clinical courses rather than a letter or numerical grade.
ACCESSION #
47279174

 

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