The Nursing Education Team aims to provide excellent education, development and training for nursing staff through clinical support and the provision of educational opportunities (Goal 6, Strategic Plan 2010/2013).
The RCH Nursing Competency Workbook provides a comprehensive overview of the RCH Nursing Competency Framework and includes many of the resources and tools to support nurses in the attainment and demonstration of competence.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 1 introduces the RCH Nursing Competency Framework, the Nursing Pathway and provides an overview of key clinical areas and nursing positions at the RCH
Chapter 2 - Generic Competencies
Chapter 2 contains forms for the use of all nurses working in direct patient care, regardless of area of specialty. By clearly setting expectations for the standards of care at the RCH, the use and completion of these forms assist in guiding safe neonatal, child and adolescent nursing practice.
Chapter 3 - Specialty Competencies
Chapter 3 contains competency assessment forms for specialty practice. It builds on the competencies contained in Chapter 2 by making explicit the expectations of nurses working in designated areas. In addition to being available as a chapter for a designated area, specialty competency assessment forms are available individually. As nurses move to a new specialty they are able to add a new Chapter 3 to their workbook. Should a particular need be identified in a designated area, an individual assessment form from another specialty may be added.
Appendix 1 - Unit orientation
Appendix 1 provides orientation information for key clinical areas. Each clinical area has its own Appendix 1. This allows for nurses who move to a new specialty to add a new Appendix 1 without adding addional information.
Appendix 2 - Index of competencies
Appendix 2 is an index of ALL specialty competencies, including which designated areas the competencies are relevant for.
Appendix 3 - Graduate Nurse Program Workbook
Appendix 3 is a workbook specifically designed to meet the needs of graduate nurse program participants
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