Defining clinical assessment standards for bachelor's-prepared nurses in Switzerland

Lindpaintner, Lyn S. and Bischofberger, Iren and Brenner, Andrea and Knüppel, Susanne and Scherer, Theresa and Schmid, Andreas and Schäfer, Monika and Stoll, Hans Rudolf and Stolz-Baskett, Petra and Weyermann-Etter, Suzanne and Hengartner-Kopp, Beatrice. (2009) Defining clinical assessment standards for bachelor's-prepared nurses in Switzerland. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Vol. 41. pp. 320-327.

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PURPOSE: A rigorous process of collaboration among multilingual and multicultural nursing faculties throughout Switzerland to define optimized learning goals for clinical assessment education at the bachelor's level is described in the context of wider European academic harmonization. Formation of a consensus-seeking panel proved a useful strategy for disseminating knowledge among academic nursing faculties in the early years of tertiary nursing education. The process enabled representatives of competing institutions to share scarce resources and articulate the added value of a bachelor's degree in nursing. CONCLUSIONS: A consensus-building strategy has applicability for nursing faculties wishing to increase collaboration, efficiency, and effectiveness early in the process of academic nursing development. Lack of availability of learning materials written in the languages of the local clinical setting is a barrier to teaching advanced assessment skills. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Clinical assessment education that teaches a systematic approach to data collection, analysis, and reporting is central to producing excellent clinical professionals.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:Lindpaintner, Lyn
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:JNS Publ. Office
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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