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Nursing Student's Evaluation of Objective Structured Clinical Examination at Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Khalid A Aljohani, Garcia Base Paul Reinald*


The aim of this study is to assess current OSCE applications. This is a cross-sectional study undertaken at Nursing College, Taibah University. Main outcome measures were students’ view of examination attributes, quality of performance testing, validity and reliability and usefulness of the OSCE compared to other assessment formats. Despite that students were accepting OSCE with respect to comprehensiveness, clarity of instructions and sequence, fairness, practicality and usefulness, students felt that it was a strong anxiety stimulating experience and  intimidating. Further evaluation of OSCE implementation and continuous quality improvement initiatives should be done to address students’ concern and improve OSCE application.