Type

Journal Article

Authors

Fiona Timmins
Ann Martina McGuinness
Mary Kelly
Gerard M. Fealy
Tom O'Connor
Ann Martina Mc Guinness

Subjects

Education

Topics
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An evaluation of a collaborative approach to the assessment of competence among nursing students of three universities in Ireland (2008)

Abstract This paper describes a collaborative project conducted by the three principal universities in Dublin to implement and evaluate a competence assessment tool for use by nursing students and their assessors while on clinical placements. In the greater Dublin area, students from three universities are required to share clinical placement sites in specialist practice areas. Accordingly, a liaison group was established among the three universities, in order to develop a common competence-based assessment tool and related protocols for its use. The newly developed competence assessment tool was implemented in 2004, and in 2006, an evaluation of its use was conducted by means of a survey among a non-probability sample of students and their preceptors. Results from the survey data indicate generally positive attitudes to the structure of the tool and positive experiences of its operation in practice. However, respondents indicated dissatisfaction with the amount of time spent completing the assessment tool and the amount of preparation needed to carry out the assessment process Recommendations for practice include the need to consider placement length in the design process and the need to focus on user preparation. This study also points to the benefits of inter-institutional collaboration in competence assessment and the possible implications for future work in this area.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Nursing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences

Full list of authors on original publication

Fiona Timmins, Ann Martina McGuinness, Mary Kelly, Gerard M. Fealy, Tom O'Connor, Ann Martina Mc Guinness

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Fiona Timmins
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 96
 
2
M T Kelly
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 21
 
3
Gerard M Fealy
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 42