Objective structured clinical examination: Do first-year nursing students perceive it to be stressful?
Emebigwine, Dorothee Line Adibone
Linda, Ntombizodwa S.B.
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The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is widely accepted as an effective means of assessing clinical competence and nursing skills. There is, however, little existing knowledge on how first-year nursing students perceived stress during their first OSCE. To determine the perception of stress; to identify the perceived factors causing stress; and to determine the perceived incidence of stress. A descriptive, survey was conducted on a sample of 82 first-year nursing students using the Perceived Stress Scale (PPS).