Collaborative voices: Ongoing reflections on nursing competencies

McGrath, Pam, Anastasi, Jennifer, Fox-Young, Stephanie, Gorman, Don, Moxham, Lorna and Tollefson, Joanne (2006) Collaborative voices: Ongoing reflections on nursing competencies. Contemporary Nurse, 22 1: 46-58.

Author McGrath, Pam
Anastasi, Jennifer
Fox-Young, Stephanie
Gorman, Don
Moxham, Lorna
Tollefson, Joanne
Title Collaborative voices: Ongoing reflections on nursing competencies
Journal name Contemporary Nurse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-6178
Publication date 2006-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 46
End page 58
Total pages 13
Place of publication Maleny, Qld., Australia
Publisher eContent Management
Language eng
Abstract In a rapidly changing Australian health care environment, providers of undergraduate nursing programs are continually upgrading their assessment methods to ensure that graduates are competent and safe to practice. Competence assessment is based on the existing Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) Competency Standards for Registered Nurses. It is acknowledged that there are issues surrounding the validity and reliability of current assessment methods, primarily due to organisational constraints both at the University and the service provider level. There are a number of highly reliable tools available that enable assessment of nursing students in the psychomotor domain. Assessment in other domains is less precise. This paper explores some of the issues relating to competence assessment processes in order to promote discussion and discourse between educators, facilities and policy makers. It is envisaged that increased debate will result in an enhanced level of academic and clinical preparation for the upcoming nursing workforce in this country
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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