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?