Development and Implementation of a Capstone Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwifery Programs

Mary Benbenek, Mary Dierich, Jean Wyman, Melissa Avery, Catherine Juve, Jane Miller

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-293
Number of pages6
JournalNurse educator
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016



  • clinical competency
  • clinical evaluation
  • graduate nursing education
  • nurse practitioner
  • objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
  • standardized patient

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