Context: During recent years, Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has been used in nursing education and other health care professions. It is considered as the “Gold Standard” for assessing the clinical skills. Objective evaluation of clinical competencies is a key component of undergraduate nursing education programs. Methods: We conducted a qualitative phenomenological study to explore the challenges in OSCE and also to identify the themes based on challenges in OSCE. All interviews were recorded and transcribed for the III year B.Sc Nursing students who had faced challenges in mental health nursing OSCE pattern of examination with the help of vignettes. Colaizzi seven steps analysis framework was used to identify major themes in the collected data. Results: We identified 2 challenges and themes in mental health nursing OSCE pattern of examination Viz the anxiety related to OSCE and the time confinement in manned stations.
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Sampoornam. W. A Phenomenological Study to Explore the Challenges in Mental Health Nursing OSCE pattern of examination among B. Sc. Nursing III year students in Dhanvantri College of Nursing at Namakkal. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):325-7. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00074
Sampoornam. W. A Phenomenological Study to Explore the Challenges in Mental Health Nursing OSCE pattern of examination among B. Sc. Nursing III year students in Dhanvantri College of Nursing at Namakkal. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):325-7. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00074 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-22
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