Clinical competences are the most important component of nursing education. The aim of the study was to determine Status of clinical competences nurse practitioner students –self and instructor assessment. Method`s This is an analytical cross-sectional study. All senior nurse students (n= 50) from a bachelor degree program (semester 7 and 8) were selected. Students' performance was observed in five competencies and evaluated with using check list.
Results showed that the lowest score was communication with patient (40%) and hand hygiene (30%) before and after the competency. Scores of instructors with students' self-assessment scores were not significantly different.
It is important that academic instructors and nursing clinical instructors keep students’ knowledge on the subject updated during clinical application and that they act as role models of hand washing and communication with patients and give frequent feedback to students to improve the rate of hand washing and communication with patients.