Comparing Student and Faculty Scores of Clinical Judgment During Simulation
Cheshire, Michelle H.
March, Alice L.
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Simulation with high-fidelity technology is an effective teaching strategy that can be utilized to address the continuity of educational experiences of nursing students (San, 2015). Research supports improved critical thinking skills and development of clinical judgment as the benefits of embracing the use of human patient simulation (Jensen, 2013; Lasater, 2011). This study utilized the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) to investigate the relationship between student’s self-assessment of clinical judgment skills and faculty’s assessment of clinical judgment skills during a human patient simulation, acute care, adult medical scenario. The study used a quantitative design with baccalaureate nursing students (n=94) enrolled in an adult health course as participants. The data revealed a positive correlation between evaluator and student scores on the LCJR. These findings support the use of the LCJR in combination with HPS to evaluate nursing students’ clinical judgment skills and to quantify competency levels.