Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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A Short Commentary about Benefits and Drawbacks of Osces in the Nursing Education


Chiou-Rong Ho, Che-Ming Lin and Ue-Lin Chung*

Determining the clinical competency of nursing students before graduation involves many challenges. Recently in Taiwan, objective structure clinical examinations have been promoted for evaluating the clinical competence of nursing graduates. Objective structure clinical examination remained controversial, despite many studies having demonstrated the benefits of such examinations and their extensive use in nursing education. In this commentary, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using objective structure clinical examination in the nursing education to provide reference for their application.


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