Assessing registered nurses’ clinical skills in orthopaedics
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Assessing registered nurses’ clinical skills in orthopaedics

Sonya Clarke Senior teaching fellow, Children’s and orthopaedic/trauma nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
Sinead McDonald Lead trauma fracture research nurse, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
Debbie Rainey Teaching fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast

The aim of this article is to explore the views of registered nurses undertaking the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), incorporating an integrated preparatory skills workshop. The workshop and the OSCE were audited with particular regard to the student experience. This article describes the audit process and the results of three questionnaires: one carried out before the OSCE assessment, a second immediately after the workshop and a third four days after the assessment. The results provide an insight into the student experience.

Nursing Standard. 26, 43,35-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.06.26.43.35.c9174

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