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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the effectiveness of objective structured clinical examination versus traditional clinical examination on antenatal assessment among nursing students at selected nursing college, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu

Vidhya Rani KC and Porselvi M

Background: Preparation of healthcare students for clinical practice experiences has long been an important yet challenging area of nursing education programmes. A range of teaching and assessment strategies have been used to assist with this aspect of curricula. Steady increase in number of students enrolled nursing faculties might increase the chances of malpractice that compromise patient‘s conditions, In addition to limited resources from clinical sites that might hinder the opportunity of student to practice on patients.1
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of objective structured clinical examination versus traditional clinical examination on antenatal assessment among Nursing Students.
Objectives: (i) To assess the scores of antenatal assessment by objective structured clinical examination and by traditional clinical examination among nursing students before and after intervention. (ii) To assess the effectiveness of objective structured clinical examination versus traditional clinical examination on antenatal assessment (after intervention) among nursing students. (iii) To associate the scores of antenatal assessment by objective structured clinical examination among nursing students with their selected demographic variables. (iv) To associate the scores of student satisfaction on objective structured clinical examination among nursing students with their selected demographic variables.
Methodology: A quasi experimental design with one group pre and posttest with repeated measures. The samples were selected by Probability simple random sampling technique through lottery method.
Results: The majority of samples 26 (87%) had good satisfaction on OSCE method of evaluation.
Conclusion: the study concludes that the objective structured clinical examination was effective method to evaluate the skills of nursing students’ on antenatal assessment.
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How to cite this article:
Vidhya Rani KC and Porselvi M. A study to assess the effectiveness of objective structured clinical examination versus traditional clinical examination on antenatal assessment among nursing students at selected nursing college, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice. 2018; 1(2): 14-17.
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