Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery

Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery (JRNM) (ISSN: 2315-568x) Vol. 4(3) pp. 47-52, June, 2015. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2015 International Research Journals



OSCE / OSPE: A tool for objectivity in general nursing examination in Nigeria

Osaji Teresa A, Opiah Margret M, Onasoga Olayinka A.

Department of Maternal and child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

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Received March 26, 2015;  Accepted April 9, 2015



This paper highlights currently practiced clinical evaluation methods in General nursing programmes in Nigeria, explain the acronyms OSCE / OSPE, view their methodologies, advantages and limitations. Finally, useful suggestions that address unique evaluation practices capable of producing credible clinical evaluations, as well as empowering teacher – student – client relationships and cooperation are proffered.

Key words: OSCE, OSPE, Clinical practice, Clinical evaluation, Nursing programmes 




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