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Developing a 'core of steel': the key attributes of effective practice assessors.
Br J Nurs ; 28(22): 1478-1484, 2019 Dec 12.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31835941


the Nursing and Midwifery Council has emphasised that its recently introduced standards for student supervision and assessment aim to 'ensure that no one gets onto the register who shouldn't be there'. A key element in achieving this is the new practice assessor role, implemented to bolster practical assessment processes.


to identify the key personal characteristics of robust practice assessors who are prepared to fail underperforming students.


a national study, using a grounded theory approach. Thirty-one nurses were interviewed about their experiences of failing students in practice-based assessments.


robust practical assessors have a 'core of steel', characterised as having five key features: solidarity, tenacity, audacity, integrity and dependability.


organisations should base their selection of practice assessors on how strongly they exhibit these five characteristics. Designating all current mentors as new practice assessors, when it is known that often they are reluctant to fail, could perpetuate failure to fail.





Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Asunto principal: Estudiantes de Enfermería / Mentores / Educación en Enfermería / Evaluación Educacional / Enfermeras y Enfermeros Límite: Humanos País/Región como asunto: Europa Idioma: Inglés Revista: Br J Nurs Año: 2019 Tipo del documento: Artículo