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Evaluating Nursing Students’ Clinical Performance

Koharchik, Linda DNP, MSN, RN, CNE; Weideman, Yvonne L. DNP, MBA, RN; Walters, Cynthia A. DNP, MSN, RN; Hardy, Elaine PhD, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 10 - p 64–67
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000471947.66986.4a
Teaching for Practice
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This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students to apply knowledge in clinical settings. This article describes aspects of the student evaluation process, which should involve regular feedback and clearly stated performance expectations.

Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Yvonne L. Weideman is an assistant clinical professor and Second Degree BSN Program coordinator, and Cynthia A. Walters is an assistant clinical professor and RN–BSN Program coordinator, also at Duquesne. Elaine Hardy is an assistant professor at Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University, Normal. Contact author: Linda Koharchik, koharchikl@duq.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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