Information about the ANSAT can be found in the following publications:

Information about the value of using supportive cues (a central construct of the tool):

Ossenberg C. Henderson A. & Dalton M. (2015) Determining attainment of nursing standards: The use of behavioural cues to enhance clarity and transparency in student clinical assessment, Nurse Education Today, 35,1, 12-15.

Details about the development and validation of the original ANSAT:

Ossenberg C., Dalton M. & Henderson A. (2016) Validation of the Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool: A pilot study, Nurse Education Today, 36, 23-30.

Particulars regarding the revised ANSAT following the release of the NMBA registered nursing standards of practice (2016):

Ossenberg C., Henderson A. & Mitchell M. (2020) Adoption of new practice standards in nursing: Revalidation of a tool to measure performance using the Australian registered nurse standards for practice. Collegian, 27, 352-360.

Discussion of value of ANSAT to explore its use in reviewing collective registered nurse practice performance

Takashima M., Burmeister E., Ossenberg C. & Henderson A. (2019) Assessment of the clinical performance of nursing students in the workplace: Exploring the role of benchmarking using the Australian Nurses Standards Assessment Tool (ANSAT), Collegian, 26, 502-506.

Potential use of the ANSAT concept for Enrolled Nurse performance review

Ossenberg C., Hull S., Pitts T. & Henderson A. (2021) Identifying how Enrolled Nurses meet requisite national practice standards: a case study. Collegian, 28, 275-280.

The ANSAT for Student RNs is currently being used by over half the universities in Australia for assessment of workplace performance of registered nursing students.

Please contact Amanda Henderson via email for more information.