Failing underperforming students: the role of grading in practice assessment.

@article{Heaslip2012FailingUS,
  title={Failing underperforming students: the role of grading in practice assessment.},
  author={Vanessa Heaslip and Janet Scammell},
  journal={Nurse education in practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={95-100}
}
Nursing is essentially a practice discipline, informed by a theoretical base. It is crucial that students have a rigorous preparation in both theoretical and practical elements during their pre-registration programme. The aim of educationalists is to produce students fit for purpose and practice, but concerns have been raised internationally regarding students competence at the point of registration. There is evidence that some practice based assessors experience difficulties in failing… CONTINUE READING