Examining the Relationship Between Clinical Judgment and Nursing Actions in Prelicensure Students

Andrea Stuedemann Fedko, Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst

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Faculty frequently use the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) to identify students’ clinical judgment; however, it is unclear whether LCJR scores relate to appropriate nursing action. In a pilot study consisting of senior-level nursing students (N = 22), participants were scored on the LCJR and anticipated nursing actions, and results were analyzed using simple linear regression. There was a statistically significant correlation (r = 0.364) between clinical judgment and nursing action. Results suggest that total LCJR scores may be an indicator of the completion of indicated nursing action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNurse Educator
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 21 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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