Implementing a Specifications Grading System in a Nursing Course

Video Author:Dabney, Beverly W. PhD, RN; VanDerWoude, Carissa J. DNP, RN

Published on:May 19, 2023

New guidelines for nurse educators present a competency-based approach that calls for objective-driven assessments. Specifications grading, which directly links grades to learning objectives, has not been not adequately explored in the nursing literature. A specifications grading system was designed and implemented in an online undergraduate nursing research course. Recommendations are presented for adopting specifications grading in nursing courses. Watch this video and then read the article for how to implement this type of grading in your own courses.