Clinical Classroom Observation

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Hello Christine, I do agree with your post that observation is one way to assess a persons’ performances in the clinical settings. However, Oermann, Gaberson, and Shellenber (2015) pointed out that the observation should be more than one encounter to determine the student skills. The nurse educator observing the student over a period can make a judgment based on his or her observation. You are right that a significant limitation to observation may be the instructor biases and preconceived notions. It is important to have experiences with other educators in the clinical setting, so each person has a different take on the students’ performance. The educator should also provide feedback to the student as to how he or she is progressing. I believe
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