Total scores for the IICR range from 0, indicating poor performance, to 15, indicating an excellent performance.
Explore nurse educators' perceptions of satisfaction, ease of use, and impressions of evaluating communication skills using the IICR.
Each student's performance (N = 229) was scored using the IICR by two raters independently.
Performance scores from the IICR were manually recorded onto the rubric and entered into a spreadsheet.
OVERALL ACCEPTABILITY Of the 20 participants, 19 indicated they were satisfied using the IICR: "It is a good tool to determine use of communication." When asked about overall acceptability, most participants found it to be an acceptable tool that adequately captured the students' performance of IPC.
The results of this study suggest that the IICR is a valid and reliable tool for measuring nurse-to-physician communication in simulation.
Categories identified through qualitative analysis of the data in this study were supportive of the IICR rubric.