J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2005 Dec;12(3):284-289.

Analysis of Test Items for National Qualifying Examination in Fundamentals of Nursing

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Chungnam National University.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Kyungbok College.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Chungang University. kyung@cau.ac.kr
  • 4Department of Nursing, Mokpo Catholic University.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Chosun University.
  • 6Department of Nursing, Kongju National University.
  • 7Department of Nursing, Kyungdong College of Techno-information.
  • 8Department of Nursing, Semyung University.
  • 9College of Nursing, Chonnam National University.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to explore changes in the test items in the preparation book for the national qualifying examination. Test items which developed in the year 2000 and 2004 through nationwide faculty workshop in Fundamentals of Nursing were examined. METHOD: Test items for the national qualifying examination for 2000 and 2004 in Fundamentals of Nursing were analyzed using frequencies and percent. RESULTS: The test items for the national qualifying examination for 2004 in Fundamentals of Nursing showed an increase in the number of test item over the year 2000. According to McGuire's taxonomy, domains of the test items in 2000 were recall(65.1%), interpretation (22.0%), and problem solving(12.9%) in that order. In 2004 items for the recall domain(74.7%) increased 9.6% above the level of 2000, and interpretation and problem solving domains showed a slight decrease. With regard to type of test items, the proportion of A type in 2004 was the same with 37.6% as 2000, and that of K type(61.5%) increased by 0.7% over the year 2000(60.8%). CONCLUSION: The test items for the national qualifying examination of 2000 and 2004 were not different except for the increase in the number of test items.

Keyword

Test items; Fundamentals of nursing

MeSH Terms

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Education
Nursing*
Problem Solving
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