11 Core Competencies in Nursing

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11 core competencies in nursing

1. safe and quality nursing care
2. management of resources and environment's
3. health education
4. legal responsibility
5. ethic/moral responsibility
6. personal and professional development
7. quality improvement
8. research
9. record management
10. communication
11. collaboration and teamwork
CONCEPTS UNDERLYING CORE COMPETENCIES

I. PATIENT CARE COMPETENCIES

1. Safe and Quality Nursing Care

Core Competency 1: Demonstrates knowledge base on the health /illness status of individual / groups
• Identifies the health needs of the clients (individuals, families, population groups and/or communities)
• Explains the health status of the clients/ groups

Core Competency 2: Provides sound decision making in
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Collaboration and Teamwork

Core Competency 1: Establishes collaborative relationship with colleagues and other members of the health team
• Contributes to decision making regarding clients’ needs and concerns
• Participates actively in client care management including audit
• Recommends appropriate intervention to improve client care
• Respect the role of other members of the health team
• Maintains good interpersonal relationship with clients , colleagues and other members of the health team

Core Competency 2: Collaborates plan of care with other members of the health Team
• Refers clients to allied health team partners
• Acts as liaison / advocate of the client
• Prepares accurate documentation for efficient communication of services

4. Health Education

Core Competency 1: Assesses the learning needs of the client-partner/s
• Obtains learning information through interview, observation and validation
• Analyzes relevant information
• Completes assessment records appropriately
• Identifies priority needs

Core Competency 2: Develops health education plan based on

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