Please respond to ONE of the following prompts:
- Justify the use of a total assessment tool/package to measure the development of students’ critical thinking skills throughout a nursing program and upon graduation. Which type of evaluation is more important to curriculum development—formative evaluation that measures processes and progress along the way, or summative evaluation that measures outcomes and the final end product? Explain your rationale.
- To what extent could the simulated/standardized patient assessment format be applied to other clinical performance situations in nursing education? Give the pros and cons for its use for each situation.