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Student Perceptions of Peer Evaluation in an Online RN-to-BSN Course

Kim-Godwin, Yeoun Soo, PhD, RN; Turrise, Stephanie, PhD, APRN; Lawson, Sarah, PhD, RN; Scott, Melissa, PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000519
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The purpose of this study was to explore student perceptions of peer-evaluation experiences in an online RN-to-BSN nursing research course. A total of 140 students completed the online survey. A majority of students reported their peer-evaluation experience was helpful for learning (69%), and 81.8% of students indicated their writing skills improved. Findings of the study support the use of peer evaluation in online nursing courses.

Author Affiliations: Professor (Dr Kim-Godwin), Assistant Professor (Dr. Turrise), Associate Professor (Dr Lawson), and Lecturer (Dr Scott), School of Nursing, College of Health Human Services, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Kim-Godwin, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (

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Accepted for publication: January 8, 2018

Published ahead of print: March 27, 2018

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