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Maternal-infant clinical nurse specialist performance assessment: reliability and validity of an evaluation tool.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2268826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Maternal-Infant Clinical Nurse Specialist Performance Evaluation Tool was used to evaluate the clinical performance of two classes of graduate students (n = 7, n = 4) enrolled in maternal-infant clinical practicums. When used by raters very familiar with the tool, i.e., those participating in its development, it yielded valid (.90) and reliable (.93) ratings of performance. When used by raters with limited familiarity with the tool, both validity and reliability declined but were still quite acceptable (.68 and .81, respectively). Better training for such raters should produce even more useful results. These results warrant continued cautious, monitored use of the tool in maternal-infant nursing. The generic content of the tool offers the possibility of its generalization to other specialties.
C L Cason; G J Cason; M L Bond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nurse specialist CNS     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0887-6274     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurse Spec     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-21     Completed Date:  1991-02-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709115     Medline TA:  Clin Nurse Spec     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-93     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Educational Measurement / standards*
Maternal-Child Nursing / education*,  standards
Nurse Clinicians / education*,  standards
Reproducibility of Results

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