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

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

Provide an example of how a newly hired nurse or a currently employed nurse’s skill level is assessed. 150 150 Nyagu

After completing the required readings for this week about different forms of competency assessments, reflect on the institution where you work (past or present). Address the following, using a bold heading for each element of the question.

● 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?