Journal of Nursing Education

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Clinical Judgment Development: Using Simulation to Create an Assessment Rubric

Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2007;46(11)
  • Posted November 1, 2007

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Clinical judgment is a skill every nurse needs, but nurse educators sometimes struggle with how to present it to students and assess it. This article describes an exploratory study that originated and pilot tested a rubric in the simulation laboratory to describe the development of clinical judgment, based on Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model.

AUTHOR

Received: May 14, 2006

Accepted: August 15, 2006

Dr. Lasater is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

The author acknowledges the generous assistance of Dr. Christine A. Tanner (clinical judgment expert) and Dr. Michael Katims (rubric expert) in the development of the clinical judgment rubric.

Address correspondence to Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 3455 SW Veterans Hospital Road, SN-4S, Portland, OR 97239; e-mail: lasaterk@ohsu.edu.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Clinical judgment is a skill every nurse needs, but nurse educators sometimes struggle with how to present it to students and assess it. This article describes an exploratory study that originated and pilot tested a rubric in the simulation laboratory to describe the development of clinical judgment, based on Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model.

AUTHOR

Received: May 14, 2006

Accepted: August 15, 2006

Dr. Lasater is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

The author acknowledges the generous assistance of Dr. Christine A. Tanner (clinical judgment expert) and Dr. Michael Katims (rubric expert) in the development of the clinical judgment rubric.

Address correspondence to Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 3455 SW Veterans Hospital Road, SN-4S, Portland, OR 97239; e-mail: lasaterk@ohsu.edu.

ABSTRACT

Clinical judgment is a skill every nurse needs, but nurse educators sometimes struggle with how to present it to students and assess it. This article describes an exploratory study that originated and pilot tested a rubric in the simulation laboratory to describe the development of clinical judgment, based on Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model.

AUTHOR

Received: May 14, 2006

Accepted: August 15, 2006

Dr. Lasater is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

The author acknowledges the generous assistance of Dr. Christine A. Tanner (clinical judgment expert) and Dr. Michael Katims (rubric expert) in the development of the clinical judgment rubric.

Address correspondence to Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 3455 SW Veterans Hospital Road, SN-4S, Portland, OR 97239; e-mail: lasaterk@ohsu.edu.

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