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International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Editor-in-Chief: Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne

Ed. by Maltby, Hendrika J. / Babenko-Mould, Yolanda / Booth, Richard Garnet

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Student-Directed Video Validation of Psychomotor Skills Performance: A Strategy to Facilitate Deliberate Practice, Peer Review, and Team Skill Sets

Gregory A. DeBourghORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6565-5505 / Susan K. PrionORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5492-1839
Published Online: 2017-03-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2016-0020



Essential nursing skills for safe practice are not limited to technical skills, but include abilities for determining salience among clinical data within dynamic practice environments, demonstrating clinical judgment and reasoning, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork competence. Effective instructional methods are needed to prepare new nurses for entry-to-practice in contemporary healthcare settings.


This mixed-methods descriptive study explored self-reported perceptions of a process to self-record videos for psychomotor skill performance evaluation in a convenience sample of 102 pre-licensure students.


Students reported gains in confidence and skill acquisition using team skills to record individual videos of skill performance, and described the importance of teamwork, peer support, and deliberate practice.


Although time consuming, the production of student-directed video validations of psychomotor skill performance is an authentic task with meaningful accountabilities that is well-received by students as an effective, satisfying learner experience to increase confidence and competence in performing psychomotor skills.

Keywords: student-directed video; video validation; psychomotor skills instruction; deliberate practice


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About the article

Received: 2016-04-08

Revised: 2016-12-09

Accepted: 2016-12-10

Published Online: 2017-03-22

Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Volume 14, Issue 1, 20160020, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2016-0020.

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