Introduction: The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is an acceptable measure to assess nursing students' skill competencies. To date, rapid changes in the education system, technology information, and pandemic enforced the need to develop and implement an online OSCE scoring management system, an online system to score the student during the OSCE. Although the satisfaction of the online OSCE scoring management system has been studied, the study to assess readiness to implement the online OSCE scoring management system is still lacking. This study aimed to identify the nursing education institution readiness level in implementing an online OSCE scoring management system named ON-OSCE.
Methods: The online survey involved 144 nursing lecturers across Indonesia. The survey consisted of 30 questions with a 5-point Likert scale that entails technology, innovation, people, and self-development dimensions. Each dimension was constructed by the questions related to resources, skills, and attitudes. The readiness levels were categorized into not ready (average score of 1-3.39) and ready (average score of 3.40-5.00).
Results: Mostly, the participants worked at a private institution (93%) with an accreditation level of B level (75.5%) and implemented an e-Learning system (85.4%). However, the common OSCE scoring management system was paper-based/hardcopy (73.2%). About two third of participants (67.4%) were ready to implement an online OSCE scoring management system (Mean = 3.57, SD = 0.57).
Conclusion: Most participants perceived that their institution was ready to implement an online OSCE scoring management system. Further study is needed to pilot an online OSCE scoring management system in a nursing education institution and explore the student and examiner's satisfaction before implementing an online OSCE scoring management system.