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Keywords

distance education, educational technology, nurse practitioners, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), performance evaluation

 

Authors

  1. Day, Cristi DNP, FNP-C
  2. Barker, Connie PhD, FNP-BC
  3. Bell, Eva DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
  4. Sefcik, Elizabeth PhD, GNP-BC
  5. Flournoy, Deborah PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNS

Abstract

Objective evaluation of distance-based family nurse practitioner (FNP) students can be challenging. One FNP program piloted a teaching innovation, the video-enhanced objective structured clinical examination (VE-OSCE) or "flip" of the traditional face-to-face OSCE, to assess student clinical performance in a controlled online environment using a teleconferencing platform. This project sought to assess the VE-OSCE design, implementation, and ability to identify FNP student learning needs.