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Rubrics in Nursing Education

D'Souza, P; Renjith, V; George, A; Renu, G; (2015) Rubrics in Nursing Education. International Journal of Advanced Research , 3 (5) pp. 423-428. Green open access

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Evaluating assignments or course work is a challenging job for faculty of nursing. In order to avoid the dilemmas of evaluation, nurse educators use rubrics as an evaluation tool. In educational technology, rubric refers to „performance standard‟ for a student population. A rubric is defined as an assessment tool that lays out the set standards and criteria to assess a performance, assignment or behavior. The four essential components of a rubric are task description, scale of achievement, dimensions & description of dimensions. Various types of scoring rubrics are available. The type of rubric chosen for assessment depends on the task being evaluated and the needs of the assessor. Holistic rubrics, analytic rubrics, generic rubrics, specific rubrics are the different types of rubrics. In nursing education, rubrics has got wide range of applications such as to; assess clinical skills, grade assignments, evaluate clinical competency and analyze presentations. Rubrics helps to define "quality performance” and promote awareness on critical components in a performance. Rubrics not only act as an evaluation tool for instructors, but also act as a feedback proforma for students. Rubrics are vital tools that can be utilized to solve the problem of subjectivity in evaluation. Rubrics provide consistency in evaluation, reduces subjectivity and enhances objectivity.

Type: Article
Title: Rubrics in Nursing Education
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.journalijar.com/article/4617/rubrics-in...
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Keywords: Rubrics, Evaluation, Assessment, Nursing education, Clinical education, Grading.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043918
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