Developing a skills-based competency course

Kathy Chappell, Mary Koithan

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Skills-based competency programs evaluate whether participants can demonstrate knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors associated with a skill in a simulated or actual clinical setting. Critical elements for program development include accurate and precise outcome statements that delineate the skill to be performed and valid and reliable evaluation criteria that identify the critical behaviors necessary for safe and competent performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-536
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation


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