Clinical evaluation and grading practices in schools of nursing: national survey findings part II.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Yarbrough, SS; Saewert, KJ; Ard, N; Charasika, ME

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 352 - 357

PubMed ID

  • 19999935

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-5026


  • eng