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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-80

OSCE vs. TEM: Different approaches to assess clinical skills of nursing students


Faculty of Nursing, College of Nursing, All Institute of Medical Science, Raipur, Chattisgarh, India

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Rakesh Sharma
Faculty of Nursing, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Science, Raipur, Chattisgarh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_107_16

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Introduction: Nurses are trained with specific clinical skills, and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) could be a better approach to assess clinical skills of nursing students. Materials and Methods: A comparative study was conducted by observational checklist regarding antenatal care and opinionnaire on the usefulness of OSCE and tradition evaluation method (TEM) was used to assess the clinical skills and to get opinion. Results: The mean score of OSCE was more than TEM and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.001). The opinion of students regarding the usefulness of OSCE was higher than TEM. Conclusions: The study concluded that implementing OSCE will overweigh the advantages of the TEM.


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