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The implementation of a nursing student clinical assessment tool onto an online platform: An evaluation by clinical facilitators and academic staff

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Needham, J and Sidwell, D and Frommolt, V and Barnewall, K and Grafton, E, The implementation of a nursing student clinical assessment tool onto an online platform: An evaluation by clinical facilitators and academic staff, Collegian, 26, (4) pp. 422-427. ISSN 1322-7696 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 Elsevier Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2018.11.003

Abstract

Background: Formative and summative assessment plays an integral role in the learning process for undergraduate nursing students on clinical placement.

Aim: Evaluate the integration and implementation of the Australian Nursing standards assessment tool to the online SONIA database.

Methods: The study was designed to evaluate the experiences of clinical facilitators and academic staff using the online platform, which included an online survey and focus group sessions.

Findings: Whilst there are benefits gained from using the online system, results highlighted limitations in using technological devices on clinical placement and a lack of education in using the online platform.

Discussion: Implementation of a student clinical assessment tool onto an online platform was introduced to counteract the inherent challenges of managing hard-copy assessment data and meet sustainable teaching practices. Participants noted an ease of accessibility to assessment, although issues identified were access to internet in healthcare organisations and lack of education prior to the implementation of the online tool would have supported their experience.

Conclusion: Integration of the Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT) onto the planet software database brought significant improvements to the access and management of clinical placement assessment information.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:undergraduate nursing student, clinical assessment, online
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Sidwell, D (Mr Danny Sidwell)
ID Code:151303
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-07-27
Last Modified:2022-09-16
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