Our Clinical Evaluation Tool has an item that requires a rating on Caring behaviors. There's no definition of the term, not in the tool itself, or any syllabus, handbook or catalogue. Consequently, I don't think it's legitimate to rate the student in this regard. If a student was objectively cruel, well, sure... I could rate that (and fail the student.) But the language is too vague to use for anything else. It could never survive an appeal.
We are an ADN program and at this time we don't have any content on nursing theory or theorists. This "caring behavior" element is probably a nod to Jean Watson, but that's just my assumption. (I should explain that the CET was pretty much pirated from a BSN program in which a faculty member taught. It's an awkward fit for us.)
So, here is my question: Do you evaluate your students on their "caring behaviors" and, if so, what are your criteria for passing or failing?