clinical judgment, Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, nursing actions, nursing students, patient simulation



  1. Stuedemann Fedko, Andrea MSN, RN
  2. Thomas Dreifuerst, Kristina PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF


Faculty frequently use the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) to identify students' clinical judgment; however, it is unclear whether LCJR scores relate to appropriate nursing action. In a pilot study consisting of senior-level nursing students (N = 22), participants were scored on the LCJR and anticipated nursing actions, and results were analyzed using simple linear regression. There was a statistically significant correlation (r = 0.364) between clinical judgment and nursing action. Results suggest that total LCJR scores may be an indicator of the completion of indicated nursing action.