Assessment and accountability: part 2 – managing failing students

Houghton, T. ORCID: 0000-0003-4978-921X (2016) Assessment and accountability: part 2 – managing failing students. Nursing Standard, 30 (41). pp. 41-49. ISSN 0029-6570

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Assessment in clinical practice is a complex role undertaken by mentors and practice teachers. This article is the second of three articles about assessment in practice. Part one examined the importance of assessment and identified various assessment methods used in clinical practice. This article considers two main themes in the assessment of practice. First, it outlines the importance of providing feedback, and explores preparation for regular feedback and the documentation used to help mentors and practice teachers undertake this activity. Second, it discusses management of failing students, and reviews the literature relating to the ‘failure to fail’ phenomenon. This article relates to the third domain and outcomes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice on assessment and accountability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of the Accepted Manuscript of the article published by RCN in Nursing Standard (2016) the definitive version is available online here Part of the series - Developing mentors to support students in practice.
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment, failure to fail, feedback, mentor, mentorship, Nursing and Midwifery Council, practice placement, practice teacher, student
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 14:30
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 12:51
Identification Number: 10.7748/ns.30.41.41.s44

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