Validating nursing skills
As simulation becomes a viable and desirable option in the evaluation of dimensions of competencies such as critical thinking, interpersonal skills and technical skills, the purpose of this paper is to critically analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and treats to using simulation technology for evaluation of clinical competency.
Strengths Conclusion Effective competency validation method requires a dynamic process dependent of the skills or behavior to be assessed, or the practice setting, and the expertise of the staff member.
Step 2: Development of simulation scenario(s) by educators with expertize in simulation scenario development and adult medical surgical nursing.High fidelity human simulators and assessment rubrics have demonstrated efficacy in assessing nurses’ ability to conduct patient assessment, clinical judgment, clinical reasoning, communication and patient safety.All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System.Efficiency measure will be established by determining the amount of time required to complete simulation scenario; which will be used to determine the time that will be required by each participant to complete the simulated activity.Step 4: The Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI®) will be used to assess participants’ response.
Step 6: Approximately one month prior to the competency assessment scheduled events, participants will be notified of the schedule (Jones, Carson, and Mancini, 2002).