Psychomotor skill development

J Contin Educ Nurs. 1990 Sep-Oct;21(5):202-4. doi: 10.3928/0022-0124-19900901-05.


Psychomotor skills represent those activities that are primarily movement-oriented. In teaching, emphasis is placed on this movement component, although ultimately in practice, performance requires an integration of related knowledges and values. This article examines the process of psychomotor skill development and provides guidelines for teaching motor skills.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Learning
  • Psychomotor Performance*
  • Teaching / methods*