Clinical Evaluation Tools embodying AACN BSN essentials and 6 QSEN KSAs

1)      Students utilize the clinical evaluation tool to self-grade at midterm and final week. Clinical faculty agreement or recommend changes both at midterm and final week.

2)      At Mid-term, a numeric value of 2 is acceptable since continued growth is expected until completion of clinical hours.

a. When a QSEN competency KSA falls “below expectations,” a score of 2 out of 4; a remediation plan for competency I-VI and KSA a-f will be documented on the Performance Improvement Form. Agreement from student, clinical faculty, lead faculty, and director(s) signatures required.

b. When remediation requirements meet time frames & criteria, the grade for the specific competency and KSA increases to “met” at 3 out of 4.

3)      Early identification of areas falling below expectations and a clear action plan with time frames for student success facilitate clear communication and documentation of efforts.

4)      Narrative Pedagogy (exemplar) required for a score of 4 documents personal knowledge application of skills and attitude changes while providing quality safe care for the sick client. One clinical exemplar may embody several competencies I-VI and KSAs a-f.