International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 212

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of the rationale for assessing student nurses on urine testing by nursing council examiners

Ndie Elkenah Chubike
  • Ndie Elkenah Chubike
  • Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
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  •  Accepted: 25 January 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2013


This study aimed at evaluating the rationale for assessing student nurses on urine testing by the nursing council examiners, was carried out using questionnaire. The council examiners were located at nursing conferences and were randomly selected. The results show that most of the respondents exhibited poor knowledge of blood glucose levels and their rationale for examining the student on urine glucose were based on residual knowledge and old practices. Massive education of nurses on the use of blood glucose monitoring and further study on the knowledge of council examiners on the other areas on which they examine the students must be evaluated to enhance further generation nurses.


Key words: Rationale for assessing, students nurses, urine glucose test, nursing council examiners.