Rubrics in Nursing Education

Renjith, Vishnu and George, Anice and Renu, G (2015) Rubrics in Nursing Education. International Journal of Advanced Research, 3 (5). pp. 423-428. ISSN 2320-5407

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Evaluating assignments or course work is a challenging job for faculty of nursing. In order to avoid the dilemmas of evaluation, nurse educators use rubrics as an evaluation tool. In educational technology, rubric refers to „performance standard‟ for a student population. A rubric is defined as an assessment tool that lays out the set standards and criteria to assess a performance, assignment or behavior. The four essential components of a rubric are task description, scale of achievement, dimensions & description of dimensions. Various types of scoring rubrics are available. The type of rubric chosen for assessment depends on the task being evaluated and the needs of the assessor. Holistic rubrics, analytic rubrics, generic rubrics, specific rubrics are the different types of rubrics. In nursing education, rubrics has got wide range of applications such as to; assess clinical skills, grade assignments, evaluate clinical competency and analyze presentations. Rubrics helps to define "quality performance” and promote awareness on critical components in a performance. Rubrics not only act as an evaluation tool for instructors, but also act as a feedback proforma for students. Rubrics are vital tools that can be utilized to solve the problem of subjectivity in evaluation. Rubrics provide consistency in evaluation, reduces subjectivity and enhances objectivity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rubrics; Evaluation; Assessment; Nursing education; Clinical education; Grading
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2015 05:33
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2015 05:33

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