The last three years have been some of the most difficult times in nursing’s history, and today we are focusing on ensuring a safe work environment where adequate staffing and nurse competence are paramount.
Competency has evolved to encompass the nurse’s ability to care for patients in specific situations using skills, knowledge, and clinical judgement. Ensuring nursing competence is essential to decrease care variation and improve patient outcomes.
Managing competencies so they inform staffing decisions is challenging. This session will describe how healthcare organizations are using modern competency management platforms and evidence-based clinical information solutions to ensure both a safe work environment and provide a rich learning and development experience for nurses.
Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Joyce A. Gamble, MS, BSN, RN