The Process by which Nursing Faculty Evaluate their Students in Clinical SettingsName : Dr. Lina Bafail Mohammad
Affliation : Staff Nurse
University : King Fahad General Hospital
Country : Saudi Arabia
Discussion: The purpose of this study was to identify the process by which nursing faculty evaluate their students in clinical settings. The theoretical framework that was used was Benner’s Model of Skill Acquisition known as Novice to Expert and the methodological framework used was grounded theory. Eight nursing faculty members were interviewed in person and these interviews were audio taped and then transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed using Strauss and Corbin (1991) method. Findings revealed one core category and seven subcategories of the process of evaluating students in clinical settings. The core category was: “always evaluating”. The subcategories included: Setting/outlining expectations, assessing students preparedness/competence, tracking student performance, assessing student ability to improve/ correct performance, providing feedback, Incorporating other feedback, and rating students. The study concluded that the clinical evaluation is an ongoing process in clinical settings that is mainly done through observation, feedback and written assignments. This study can be used to provide a clear approach of the evaluation process and a detailed guide to be used by other faculty in similar roles.
Biography: Lina Bafail is a staff nurse at King Fahad General Hospital, Saudi Arabia. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Applied Medical Sciences from King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. She obtained her Master's Degree in Nursing Education from Daemen College, USA. She became a Member of Pi Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She completed an approved Course in infection Control and Barrier Precautions in USA.