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Journal of Nursing Education, 2021;60(2):67–73
Published Online:https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20210120-03Cited by:5

Abstract

Background:

Concern with patient safety necessitates valid and reliable measures to evaluate clinical judgment. The purpose of this article is to describe how the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) has been used to evaluate the effectiveness of educational interventions to promote clinical judgment and its psychometric properties.

Method:

Search terms included nurse, student, clinical judgment, and Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric in Scopus, ERIC, and CINAHL with EBSCOhost databases. The final review included 20 studies.

Results:

Researchers reported alphas for total scales as .80 to .97, subscales as .89 to .93, and students' self-scored as .81 to .82. Themes were: Individual Versus Group Evaluations, Clinical Judgment Scenarios, and Adaptation for Nonobservation Activities.

Conclusion:

Results of this review indicate that the LCJR can be used to evaluate clinical judgment, but educators need to consider inter- and intrarater reliability, individual versus group evaluation, clinical judgment scenarios, and adapting the rubric for nondirect observation activities. [J Nurs Educ. 2021;60(2):67–73.]

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