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Key principles in assessing students' practice based learning

Price, Bob (2012). Key principles in assessing students' practice based learning. Nursing Standard, 26(49) pp. 49–55.

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Assessing student learning in the practice setting is one of the most sophisticated and complex forms of evaluation undertaken by registered nurses. The Nursing and Midwifery Council sets standards relating to learning and assessment in practice, focusing on professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice, decision making, leadership, management and teamworking. Assessment needs to include evaluation of skill (technical, psychomotor and interpersonal), attitudes and insights, and reasoning. As assessment of student learning is conducted in the practice setting, risks have to be managed, and targets and service standards met. Therefore, it is understandable that mentors may express doubts about their ability to assess student learning rigorously and fairly. It is particularly challenging for mentors to state confidently what represents a demonstration of learning and competence when asked to decide whether a student is fit to practise.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 RCN Publishing
ISSN: 0029-6570
Keywords: practice-based assessment; assessing nurse learners; assessment; mentoring; professional development; student learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 35544
Depositing User: Robert Price
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 09:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:11
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