Assessment and learning in post-registration nurse education

Nurs Stand. 2000 Jan;14(18):38-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2000.


Assessment in nurse education concentrates too much on academic abilities and fails to measure the practical nursing abilities of students. This article argues for a change in emphasis, so that assessment is seen as a part of learning, rather than a series of arbitrary hurdles to be negotiated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / methods*
  • Educational Measurement / methods*
  • Humans
  • Models, Educational*