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Table 3 Summary of the OSCE scores in the entire group and subgroups, stratified by gender, educational level, and work unit

From: The objective structured clinical examination as an assessment strategy for clinical competence in novice nursing practitioners in Taiwan

Stations
Assessment
No. Overall p Station A p Station B p Station C p Station D p
Score (items) 55 96(48)   24(12)   24(12)   24(12)   24(12)  
Mean ± SD   60.82 ± 9.04   10.42 ± 3.00   17.42 ± 3.42   15.18 ± 3.63   17.80 ± 4.68  
Range   37–79   3–16   9–23   6–22   4–24  
Passing score 55 58   15   15   15   15  
Number of fail   13   49   7   24   7  
Pass rate (%)   76.4   10.9   87.3   56.4   87.3  
Gender    0.048   0.43   0.001   0.99   0.44
Male 5 68.40 ± 7.86   9.40 ± 4.62   22.00 ± 1.22   15.20 ± 4.55   21.80 ± 2.68  
Female 50 60.06 ± 8.87   10.52 ± 2.85   16.96 ± 3.22   15.18 ± 3.58   17.40 ± 4.67  
Educational level    0.041   0.19   0.73   0.12   0.11
Junior college 14 56.57 ± 9.82   9.50 ± 3.01   17.14 ± 4.02   13.86 ± 3.21   16.07 ± 4.68  
College and above 41 62.27 ± 8.41   10.73 ± 2.98   17.51 ± 3.24   15.63 ± 3.69   18.39 ± 4.59  
Unit    0.015   0.43   0.37   0.028   0.123
Medical-surgical 28 62.07 ± 7.57   10.93 ± 2.64   17.54 ± 3.00   15.32 ± 3.61   18.25 ± 3.93  
ICU 18 62.77 ± 9.38   10.00 ± 3.27   17.94 ± 3.22   16.33 ± 3.48   18.50 ± 4.49  
Other 9 53.00 ± 9.46   9.67 ± 3.57   16.00 ± 4.50   12.44 ± 2.79   14.89 ± 4.68  
  1. OSCE, objective structured clinical examination; Station A, care of patients with fevers; Station B, medication administration; Station C, care of patients with pain; Station D, care of patients with intravenous lines