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Assessment in the Nursing Profession
An analysis of the collective teaching and assessment of nursing students in an asynchronous environment.
# 101615 | 1,054 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper looks at how an instructor could productively teach five nursing students coming from different backgrounds - and with different levels of experience - in an instructional setting that is largely asynchronous. The paper explains what the students are expected to learn (chiefly confidentiality and workplace harassment issues and protocols). It then outlines how the students can be assessed collectively and as individuals and how certain concessions can be made for different learning styles.

From the Paper:

"There can be little question that asynchronous instruction - which is to say, instruction that occurs outside of an assigned physical space and with its timing and duration varying among students - raises a host of challenges for instructors insofar as he or she has little means of assessing (at least on a day-to-day basis) the progress of students; needless to say, when students have different learning styles and competencies, this becomes even more challenging. In the hypothetical case of an instructor seeking to teach participants about the confidentiality issues surrounding patient information (HIPAA especially) as well as about the various types of work-related harassment and the consequences flowing from these actions, it is incumbent that students be able to apply what they learn in the online classroom to the real work-world; it is also important that assessment methods be in place which are appropriate and which can accurately measure what each student has learned."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beckman, Sarah J. (1997). Classroom assessment in a baccalaureate nursing course. Assessment Update, 9(4): 12-13.
  • Calman, Lynn, Watson, Roger, Norman, Ian, Redfern, Sally, and Murrells, Trevor. (2002). Assessing practice of student nurses: methods, preparation of assessors, and student views. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38(5): 516-523.
  • Griffith University. (n.d.). Different models for assessing students' professional skills. Professional Skills Toolkit. Retrieved February 2, 2007 from <>
  • Volden, C.M. (1999). Using small-group instructional diagnosis and collaborative conflict resolution to facilitate course changes. Nurse Educator, 24(3): 17-20.

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