Development of a School of Nursing Rubric

Monday, 9 November 2015

Jessica L. Naber, PhD, MSN, RN
School of Nursing, Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA

Rubrics have been used as guides to establish and communicate standards to students when developing a paper or project. The standards set by the rubric assure course objectives are met and nursing standards of practice are integrated. This article will detail the necessary components of the rubric for written nursing assignments, both didactic and clinical. In addition, the importance of using rubrics will be emphasized. The issues associated with developing and utilizing rubrics in nursing education will be described and discussed. The development of a specific school of nursing rubric will be detailed, and four nursing rubrics will be critiqued.