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How the Final Swedish Clinical Exam Prepares the Nursing Students for Their Future Challenges-Qualitative Analysis
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health promotion and disease prevention.
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Nursing, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
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2014 (English)In: Creative Education, ISSN 2151-4755, E-ISSN 2151-4771, Vol. 5, no 21, 1887-1894 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The national clinical final examination (NCFE) plays an important role in order to measure the level of knowledge and performance of nursing students. Our findings indicate that the design of the NCFE is beneficial for the students’ clinical reasoning and problem solution in the caring situation. The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of the NCFE from lecturers who corrected the written part examination. A further aim was to study the lectures and the RN during observation in the bedside part of the examination. The NCFE is divided into two parts: a theoretical (written) part and a practical (bedside) part. In nursing education it is essential to assess nursing competencies for the future professional role such as the assessment of clinical competence that has become central to evaluate what outcomes are assessed. In addition, it provides a valuable approach to measure the level of knowledge and performance of nursing students. Future development of the NCFE is necessary regarding the degree to which the examination meets learning objectives and educational results.

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Irvine, CA: Scientific Research Publishing, 2014. Vol. 5, no 21, 1887-1894 p.
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Final Examination, Clinical Competence, Nursing Education, Content Analysis
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27264DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.521211OAI: diva2:771708
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved

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