WRAT4: A Nursing Case Study

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The client presents as a 54-year-old woman wanting to change her career path from nursing. The client states she has been a registered nurse for 15 years, is recently divorced and has 4 adult children. The client states she will continue to work as a registered nurse per diem while she acquires more education or skills to pursue a new career path. She has needs to be equipped at providing for her financial needs and to also feel motivated and positive about the new work she will be doing. With her background in nursing she would like to remain within a hospital environment and help those patients who have a terminal or devastating illness such as cancer, AIDS or heart disease. Therefore, counseling is being considered at this juncture in her …show more content…
Due to the fact there are two forms of the test, blue and green, it is useful for fast and accurate retesting (WRAT4, 2017). The stanines, standard scores, percentiles and grade equivalence is included in the WRAT4 (Drummond et al., 2015).
The positives of using this test is it’s ease of administering and scoring, brevity, can be given in retest enabling assessment of progress over time and evaluation of specific areas of knowledge. A draw back or negative is more information will be needed other than the one assessment to provide guidance for the client.
A third assessment that could be recommended is an assessment measuring aptitude. Aptitude tests are given to individuals to determine inherent capacity to excel in a specific field or areas. In this case I would choose to use the Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS) because it relates to specific choice of career. My rational is the CAPS assessment can be done in a web-based format for instant scoring, takes approximately 50 minutes and is cost effective (Drummond et al., 2015). This test is designed to assess and measure vocational competence; linking ability with choice of career states Drummond et al.,

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