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Nursing Professional Development Competencies




Author:Erin Callahan

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Nursing Professional Development Competencies Description

Nursing Professional Development Competencies: Tools to Evaluate and Enhance Educational Practice is the only resource of its kind that provides nursing professional development specialists with a framework for career development and competence.

Barbara A. Brunt's research has developed more than 70 evidence-based competencies, aligned with the Scope and Standards of Practice and Benner's novice to expert continuum.

Staff educators can use this book in numerous ways from personal development, such as measuring and demonstrating proficiency, to training new educators. With more than 70 evidence-based competencies, educators can immediately download the tools and incorporate them into practice.

Nursing Professional Development Competencies provides nursing professional development specialists with tools to move through the nursing professional development role and develop expertise.

Table of Contents

Section I Competency Assessment and Validation

Chapter 1: Overview of the Competency Movement
Chapter 2: Developing Educator Competencies
Chapter 3: Additional Competencies Based on Revised Standards
Chapter 4: Benner's Novice to Expert Continuum
Chapter 5: Creating a Framework for Educator Competencies
Chapter 6: Methods to Validate Competencies

Section II Applications of the Competencies to Practice

Chapter 7: Self-Assessment Tool
Chapter 8: Developing Criterion-Based Position Descriptions
Chapter 9: Orientations for New Educators
Chapter 10: Performance Appraisals, Peer Review, and Professional Development Plans
Chapter 11: Creating a Professional Portfolio
Chapter 12: Developing Cultural Competence
Chapter 13: Understanding Generational Differences

Section III Future Trends

Chapter 14: Applications of the Competencies
Chapter 15: Educational Implications of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report

Appendix: Nursing Professional Development Competency Tool

After reading this book, you should be able to:

- Discuss the evolvement of nursing professional development competencies
- Describe the use of Benner's novice to expert theory as applied to nursing professional development competencies
- Recognize the role of ANA's Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development in creating nursing professional development competencies
- Apply the nursing professional development competencies in professional practice

Nursing Contact Hours:

HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 2.7 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Nursing contact hours for this activity are valid from August 2014 until August 2016.

HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 3.2 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

Disclosure Statement:

The planners, presenters/authors, and contributors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

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