Provide an example of how a newly hired nurse or a currently employed nurseâ€™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 nurseâ€™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 nurseâ€™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 nurseâ€™s skill level?