Background The objective structured clinical examination is a valuable evaluation strategy to assess students' competencies in a range of skills. It has been increasingly integrated into nursing education. Purpose The purpose of this literature review was to identify the advantages and disadvantages of using the objective structured clinical examination in nursing education. Design A comprehensive search of the recent literature related to the objective structured clinical examination was undertaken. Methods A review of literature published over the last 15 years on a wide variety of recent studies in nursing and related discipline in the field of objective structured clinical examination was performed. Results Most studies indicated that the objective structured clinical examination was poorly addressed in nursing education particular in Arab academic nursing institutions. The objective structured clinical examination is an effective evaluation method to assess the students' competencies in performing clinical nursing tasks. Students and instructors showed a positive attitude toward using the objective structured clinical examination as an evaluation method. The advantages and disadvantages of using the objective structured clinical examination in nursing education are summarized. Discussion Overall, it is evident that the objective structured clinical examination has been growing use in nursing education. The OSCEs have a variety of favorable advantages that argue implementation in nursing education, however, there are many obstacles to apply. Therefore, investigating the barriers to use this assessment method and developing appropriate interventions are recommended.
by Izzeddin A. Abu Bdair | Hala F. Abuzaineh | Hala M. R. Burqan ""Advantages and Disadvantages of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Nursing Education: A Literature Review""
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-2 , February 2019,
OSCE, nursing, education, exams