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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge on objective structured practical examination (OSPE) among B.sc Nursing students at selected college, Nellore

J Samhitha, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam

Background: Objective structured practical examination [OSPE] is a new pattern of practical examination. In OSPE each component of clinical competence is tested uniformly and objectively for all the students who are taking up a practical examination at a given place. Incorporation of OSPE comprehensively asses the examiner for their cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning abilities. OSPE is a modification of OSCE for evaluating practical skills in the pre and Para clinical subjects.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding OSPE among B.Sc. Nursing students. 2. To find out association between the level of knowledge regarding OSPE among B.Sc. Nursing students with their selected demographic variables.
Methods: A quantitative research with descriptive design was used. Through convenience sampling technique, 100 B.Sc. Nursing students were selected.
Results: Regard to level of knowledge among B.Sc. Nursing students, 18(18%) were had A level, 22(22%) were had B+ level, 18(18%) were had B level, 17(17%) were had C level and 25(25%) were had D level.
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