The Effects of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination on Perceived Nursing Competencies and Clinical Skills Among Maternal and Child Nursing Students

  • Kannika Phetcharak
Keywords: Objective structured clinical examinations, perceived nursing competencies, clinical skills, maternal and child, nursing student

Abstract

          This quasi-experimental research compared maternal and child nursing perceived performance
and clinical skills among graduate nursing students before and after using the objective structured
clinical skills exam (OSCE) model. The sample was 77 nursing students in the 3rd year of the
undergraduate program at Boromarajonani College of Nursing (Surin) during the 2020 academic year.
The research instruments were the Clinical Skills Exam Model and Clinical Skills Examination
Handbook, a perceived maternal and child nursing performance questionnaire, and a Clinical Skills
Exam Evaluation Form for maternal and child nursing. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics
and paired t-tests.

          The results showed that the mean score for perceived nursing competencies was at a
moderate level ( = 3.00, SD = 0.91). The mean score for maternal and child nursing clinical skill was x¯
at a high level ( = 9.20, SD = 1.11). Post-test mean scores for perceived maternal and infant nursing x¯
performance and for maternal and infant nursing clinical skills were signifcantly higher than pre-test
scores (p <.001). The results of this study showed that OSCE promoted nursing students’ perceived
nursing competencies and maternal and child nursing clinical skills. It is recommended that maternal
and child nursing students use OSCE to promote their perceived nursing competencies and clinical
skills.

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Published
2021-06-29
How to Cite
Phetcharak, K. (2021). The Effects of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination on Perceived Nursing Competencies and Clinical Skills Among Maternal and Child Nursing Students. The Journal of Faculty of Nursing Burapha University, 29(2), 1-12. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/Nubuu/article/view/251802