Criterion-referenced definitions for rating scales in clinical evaluation

J Nurs Educ. 1983 Nov;22(9):376-82.


The evaluation of clinical competence of nursing students is often considered subjective and inconsistent. To avoid these pitfalls, the author developed criteria for a five-point rating scale for evaluation of student clinical performance. This rating system may be applied to any professional behavior and provides the student with diagnostic feedback as well as a fair assessment of performance.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Nursing*
  • Educational Measurement / methods*