Safety in numbers 6: Tracking pre-registration nursing students' cognitive and functional competence development in medication dosage calculation problemsolving: The role of authentic learning and diagnostic assessment environments

Kevin McDonald, Keith Weeks, Laurie Moseley

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

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Tracking the progress of pre-registration nursing students' medication dosage calculation problemsolving(MDC-PS) competence development is critical both to ensure achievement of professional andregulatory requirements and to evaluate the validity and reliability of nursing education preparationprogrammes. This paper focuses on the outcomes of a three-year professional healthcare educationevaluation study that tracked the progress of 210 nursing students following the foundation programmeand child, adult, mental health and learning disability branch programmes of a UK undergraduate preregistrationnursing degree programme.Outcome measures indicated that despite many students displaying a range of arithmetical deficits onentry to the undergraduate programme, exposure to the safeMedicate environment and practice basedlearning environments facilitated all 210 participants demonstration of:1. MDC-PS cognitive competence (knowing that and why) via scoring 100% in the Branch(field specific) Authentic Diagnostic Assessment (ADA) of the safeMedicate authenticlearning and diagnostic assessment environment, and.2. MDC-PS functional competence (know-how and skills) via successful completion of allmedicines management and MDC-PS Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) competenciesin practice based competency assessments.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)1 - 12
Nifer y tudalennau11
CyfnodolynNurse Education in Practice
Cyfrol13
Rhif cyhoeddi2
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 1 Maw 2013

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