Competencies for Staff Educators This title has been archived.

Author: Barbara Brunt, MA, MN, RN, BC
Publisher: HCPro, Inc.
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN 10: 1578399513
ISBN 13: 9781578399512
Edition: 1st


This title is a resource for Staff educators to measure clinical compentency. Competencies for Staff Educators: Tools to Evaluate and Enhance Nursing Professional Development provides a framework to give staff educators a measurable tool to establish and demonstrate proficiency.

Table of Contents

Front Matter


SECTION I Competency assessment and validation

    CHAPTER ONE: Overview of the competency movement

    • Learning objective
    • Key concepts
    • Why is competence important?
    • Competency-based education
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Competencies for nursing professional development educators
    • Difference between NPD competencies and academic educator competencies
    • References

    CHAPTER TWO: Developing educator competencies

    • Learning objective
    • Performing a nursing professional development research study
    • References

    CHAPTER THREE: Creating a framework for educator competencies

    • Learning objective
    • Key concepts
    • Using ANA standards to build a framework
    • Measuring outcomes
    • Choosing a model
    • Benner’s novice-to-expert theory
    • Ordering the competencies to reflect the novice-to-expert continuum
    • References

    CHAPTER FOUR: Methods to validate competencies

    • Learning objective
    • How do you measure competence?
    • Competency checklists
    • Other tools to validate competence
    • Differentiating competencies and performance
    • Differentiating levels of competence
    • References

SECTION II Applications of the competencies to practice

    CHAPTER FIVE: Self-assessment

    • Learning objective
    • Using the checklist as a self-assessment tool
    • Be honest with yourself

    CHAPTER SIX: Criterion-based position descriptions

    • Learning objective
    • Developing position descriptions
    • References

    CHAPTER SEVEN: Orientations for new educators

    • Learning objective
    • Using the checklist to create an orientation
    • References

    CHAPTER EIGHT: Performance appraisals and professional development plans

    • Learning objective
    • Types of performance appraisals
    • Performance appraisals for staff educators
    • Professional development plans
    • References

    CHAPTER NINE: Professional portfolios

    • Learning objective
    • Key concepts
    • Why create a portfolio?
    • Building a portfolio
    • Helping others develop professional portfolios
    • References

    CHAPTER TEN: Documenting cultural competence

    • Learning objective
    • Key concepts
    • Cultural competence and NPD educators
    • Components of cultural competence
    • Strategies to promote cultural competence
    • References

SECTION III Future trends

    CHAPTER ELEVEN: Potential applications of the competencies

    • Learning objective
    • Graduate nursing education programs
    • Scope and Standards of Nursing Professional Development
    • Resource for certification exam
    • Job function analysis
    • Development plan for new role
    • ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®
    • Need for additional research
    • References

    Nursing education instructional guide

    • Target audience
    • Statement of need
    • Educational objectives
    • Faculty
    • Accreditation/designation statement
    • Disclosure statements
    • Instructions
    • Continuing education exam
    • Continuing education evaluation

APPENDIX Nursing professional development competency tool