clinical competence 1

Provide an example of how a newly hired nurse or a currently employed nurse’s skill level is assessed.

  • Select a nursing competency to assess (for example, lung auscultation, BP measurement, cultural competence, Accu-check, CPR, etc.).
  • Discuss the method used to collect and the type of evidence used to assess and document the nurse’s level of skill for the selected competency. Examples include observation, testing, simulation.
    • Do you believe the process used by the institution is effective in measuring the nurse’s skill level? Provide a rationale for your answer.
    • Based on your readings, how would you recommend assessing the selected competency, and what evidence would you collect to assess and measure the nurse’s skill level?