Evaluating Scientific Writing Skill in DNP Program Students
Medical Education | Nursing
Scientific writing skill development interventions in nursing are widely represented in the literature, but the specific skills required are poorly defined and measured.
This study used a cross-sectional, descriptive design to compare scientific writing skill assessment of doctor of nursing practice students' final project reports using 2 rubrics.
Of 13 skills, the strongest were: adherence to a standard structure, paraphrasing, and grammar, punctuation, and style. The weakest were: use of primary sources, concise, nonredundant presentation, and critical appraisal. Overall interrater agreement for the general essay writing rubric was 69.6%, and that for the scientific writing rubric was 82.3%.
Compared to the essay rubric, the scientific writing rubric was more useful for identifying skill strengths and weaknesses and improved interrater consistency.
doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students, scholarly writing, scientific writing, rubrics, writing assessment
Michelle DeCoux Hampton and Linda Chafetz. "Evaluating Scientific Writing Skill in DNP Program Students" Nurse Educator (2020): 164-169. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000883