Student Nursing Assessment Analysis Essay

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According to Quinn (2000, p. 200), “Assessment is the exercise of judgment on the quality of students’ work, as a way of supporting student learning and appraising its outcomes.” The training of the contemporary nurse should focus on both what the Student nurse or student midwife nurse is suppose to be doing as well as how it should be done (Palomba & Banta 2001, p. 71).

This paper, will therefore, critically analyse the following five issues. Firstly, whether the assessment was conducted fairly and accurately? Secondly, it will seek to answer the question, whether the assessment decision is justified? Thirdly, it will also consider if the feedback to the learner was timely and constructive? Fourthly, it will
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159). Here, it appears, mentors did very little to hold discussions with the student nurse or student midwife. This was a good move that was to be taken so as to find any difficulties that Gina faced so that they could offer possible solutions. To show lack of assistance from the mentors, Gina asserts that nobody has worked with her in the last week.
The learning outcomes identified at the beginning of the placement have not been signed off a part from communication. This implies that, probably, Roslyn was not making enough time to mentor Gina; and thus, was not able to make some observations for herself. This may further imply that Roslyn has not given Gina prompt feedback to help her improve on her performance as a mentee.
Some of the twelve points of professional nursing as depicted by Chitty (2005, p. 178) have not been observed in these scenario. The mentors failed to be honest, accountable, collaborative, and even models to Gina. There is a major problem with the socialisation process in this scenario.
According to Masters ( 2005, p. 101), there are two kinds of sociologic situations. And in this situation, the one which is worth pointing out is the cultural conditions. The culture that prevails in this place is a culture where the mentee is less valued and thus is isolated.
The feedback given to Gina was not timely, neither was it constructive. It is clear from

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