The use of peer review in nursing education and clinical practice

J Nurses Staff Dev. 2010 May-Jun;26(3):108-15. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181993aa4.


Peer review is an efficient tool for staff educators to use in promoting professional staff and student development. The information gathered from peer review can be used by staff educators to develop individualized performance improvement plans to support staff development and increase student learning. Peer review provides a form of feedback that can be used to identify staff clinical learning needs with the goal of increasing safety and quality care for patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / standards*
  • Feedback
  • Humans
  • Learning*
  • Peer Review, Health Care / standards*
  • Professional Autonomy
  • Staff Development / methods*
  • Staff Development / standards
  • Teaching