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Concordance Within an RN to BSN Program

Standardized Writing Assessment Rubrics

Abbott, Miriam R.B.; Shaw, Peggy

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000365

A standardized rubric for writing assessment can improve concordance in expectations across a nurse educator community; however, standardization may also pose a perceived threat to faculty academic freedom. To improve assessment consistency while retaining academic freedom, an innovative rubric system that offers a compromise is proposed; it includes both standardized objective areas of assessment as well as areas of assessment for individualized instructor determination. In creating a hybrid standardized rubric, a community of nurse educators can retain academic freedom while better serving students with consistent expectations for writing skills.

About the Authors Miriam R. B. Abbott, MA, is an assistant professor, and Peggy Shaw, MSN/ED, RN, is an associate professor, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio. For more information, contact Ms. Abbott at

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The authors have declared no conflict of interest.

Online date: July 10, 2018

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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