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Nurs Stand. 2012 Jun 27-Jul 3;26(43):35-42.

Assessing registered nurses' clinical skills in orthopaedics.

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  • 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast.


The aim of this article is to explore the views of registered nurses undertaking the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), incorporating an integrated preparatory skills workshop. The workshop and the OSCE were audited with particular regard to the student experience. This article describes the audit process and the results of three questionnaires: one carried out before the OSCE assessment, a second immediately after the workshop and a third four days after the assessment. The results provide an insight into the student experience.

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