Use of videotaping to assess competencies and course outcomes

J Nurs Educ. 2003 Oct;42(10):472-6.


A constant challenge in nursing education is effectively teaching competencies and allowing students to safely practice essential nursing skills. Faculty members must develop sound methods of instruction to achieve program outcomes, which determine program effectiveness, assure professional readiness, and meet accreditation standards. To this end, the use of videotaping is suggested. Videotaping offers a safe way for students to practice skills and develop confidence prior to actual performance. This article reviews the literature on videotaping and discusses videotaping as used at Central Missouri State University baccalaureate school of nursing. Videotaping is a teaching-learning strategy used to help students develop effective communication, physical assessment, and selected psychomotor skills. Videotaping also provides students with a mechanism for detailed instructor feedback to improve performance.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Curriculum / standards*
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / methods*
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / standards*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Faculty, Nursing / standards*
  • Humans
  • Missouri
  • Models, Educational
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Students, Nursing
  • Videotape Recording*