Determining when advanced practice registered nurse students are safe and competent for beginning-level practice is challenging. This article describes the development and testing of a capstone objective structured clinical examination designed to evaluate the practice readiness of students enrolled in the family, adult-gerontology, women's health nurse practitioner, and nurse-midwifery tracks. Lessons learned from this process and how they were used to enhance the curricula are discussed.
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The project described was supported by grant number 1 D09HP22637- 01-00 fromthe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this manuscript are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the HRSA or the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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- clinical competency
- clinical evaluation
- graduate nursing education
- nurse practitioner
- objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
- standardized patient