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Biography

Dr. Pratum Soivong is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Abstract

This pilot study aimed to develop and explore the feasibility of the evaluation model for medical, nursing comprehensive practice using Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Senior Nursing Students to Promote Nursing Students’ Competency Based on Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TQF). Data were collected in two phases. Phase I, development of the evaluation model using OSCE. It included the development of questions and quality testing. Phase II, implementation to test the evaluation model with 7 senior nursing students. The feasibility of using the model through OSCE was obtained through satisfaction questionnaire and focus group discussion. Data were analyzed using frequency and content analysis. The evaluation model using OSCE consisted of 8 stations. Each station required 15 minutes to finish each scenario. The duration of an examination was 2 hours. Three students rated their satisfaction to the model at 70 percent, the other 4 students rated at higher than 80 percent. In the focus group, students expressed that the scenarios and duration spending in an examination were appropriate. This model was feasible to evaluate students’ skills and competency based on TQF. This evaluation model may be used as one part of the medical, nursing comprehensive practice course evaluation. The evaluation model using OSCE should be used to evaluate senior nursing students in the medical, nursing comprehensive practice course base on TQF. It would lead students’ competency evaluation to be reliable and valid. Thus, nursing students will have guides for self-improvement after graduation.