Objective Structured Clinical Examination From Virtually Anywhere!

Allen V. Prettyman, Elizabeth P. Knight, Theresa E. Allison

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The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is used in nurse practitioner (NP) education programs to evaluate students’ clinical competency. The OSCE was developed to be done with students on campus in a simulation laboratory, but for online NP programs, an on-campus environment is a barrier to the use of OSCEs. The virtual OSCE eliminates this barrier and provides an effective method of implementing OSCEs and evaluating student competencies in online NP education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e157-e163
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 2018


  • OSCE
  • clinical teaching
  • objective structured clinical examinations
  • online NP education
  • standardized patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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