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3 JNE 2020, 9(5): 33-42 Back to browse issues page
Conducting a clinical competency test for nursing students in a virtual method during the Covid-19 pandemic: A case study
Tahere Toulabi , Sajad Yarahmadi
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran , s.yarahmadi000@gmail.com
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Introduction: Assessing the clinical competence of final year nursing students to graduate and enter the job market during the Covid-19 pandemic is a major and risky challenge. This study aimed to conduct a clinical competency test for final year nursing students during the Covid-19 pandemic to prevent the spread of the disease.
Methods: The present study is a case study that reports a virtual clinical competency test that was held in July 2020 at the Khorramabad School of Nursing and Midwifery. A total of 42 final year nursing students were enrolled in the available method. After orientation and training sessions, students participated in the virtual clinical competency test. This test was held in 9 stations in different areas and by internet software. Test questions were designed with an emphasison clinical and practical aspects. After evaluating the answers, the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
Results: 42 students participated in this test. At the basic skills and nursing report station, all participants completed the test. At the pediatric and cardiopulmonary resuscitation stations, 19% of the participants were rejected. Students who were rejected at different stations were allowed to study or participate in workshops. Then the next test was held in each station in a decentralized manner.
Conclusion: This report shows that in situations where it is not possible to hold a face-to-face test of clinical competency, students can be evaluated in terms of eligibility to enter the clinic using cyberspace. This method can be developed as a method in the field of nursing education to evaluate students' clinical performance.
Keywords: Clinical Examination, Clinical Skills Assessment, COVID-19, OSCE, Pandemic, Virtual Examination
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/10/26 | Accepted: 2020/10/31 | Published: 2020/10/31
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Toulabi T, Yarahmadi S. Conducting a clinical competency test for nursing students in a virtual method during the Covid-19 pandemic: A case study. 3 JNE. 2020; 9 (5) :33-42
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