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This study used research and development process for developing the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) model and evaluate the feasibility of OSCE model in practicum of maternal and newborn nursing 2. This study was conducted in 2 phases: 1) development of the OSCE model by using content analysis from literature review, focus group, and expert interview, and 2) evaluation of the developed OSCE model by purposively selected 52 nursing students in the 4th year whom studied practicum of maternal and newborn nursing II in the 2nd semester, 2015.Descriptive statistics were used to analyze quantitative data and content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. The findings were as follows:
- 1. The OSCE model is named “PPACE”. The PPACE model composed of 3 steps: 1) Prepare and Planning, 2) Acting, and 3) Conclusion and Evaluation.
- 2. After implementing the developed OSCE model, the results were as follow:
2.1 The OSCE model could evaluate knowledge and clinical skills and differentiate performance of students individually. Forty-two students passed overall test (80.77 %), 47 students passed skills and performance in nursing (90.38 %), and 42 students passed decision making and communication skill (80.77%).
2.2 The majority of the sample reported high level of the overall satisfaction towards using the OSCE model (mean = 3.77, SD = 0.16). Mean of satisfaction on using the OSCE model could enhance the students’ critical thinking (mean = 4.10, SD = 0.60), and the mean of satisfaction on using the OSCE model to help the students to endure memory (mean = 3.55, SD = 0.62).
The developed OSCE model could evaluate and differentiate nursing skill among students. The developed OSCE model should be used in Thailand Quality Framework for Higher Education or the 21st century skills to increase reliability and assist the students in their self-improvement in the future.