What is it about?
Clinical competence in nursing practices includes all the theoretical and clinical knowledge used by the student in a clinical setting. It also involves psychomotor, as well as problem-solving skills. The assessment focuses on evaluating the student’s ability to provide both a safe and a competent care of the patients. However, it requires the use of several assessment methods that must be varied according to the components of the clinical competence. Several studies have revealed that the evaluation of this competency is mostly limited to knowledge testing or the acquisition of technical skills verification
Why is it important?
The results indicates that the majority of participants use a given tool to assess clinical competence; however, using the appropriate tools to evaluate all its components is limited and the assessment tools are not characterized by variety. Read more about the article here: https://bit.ly/3xUV1F2