Competencies for staff educators : tools to evaluate and enhance nursing professional development /
Barbara A. Brunt.
Marblehead, MA : HCPro, c2007.
xii, 135 p. : ill., port. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
1578399513, 9781578399512
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Marblehead, MA : HCPro, c2007.
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Table of Contents
List of figures and exhibitsp. vii
About the authorsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Competency assessment and validationp. 1
Overview of the competency movementp. 3
Key conceptsp. 3
Why is competence important?p. 4
What is competence in nursing?p. 5
The role of nursing professional development educatorsp. 5
Competency-based educationp. 6
Evidence-based practicep. 8
Competencies for nursing professional development educatorsp. 10
Difference between NPD competencies and academic educator competenciesp. 11
Developing educator competenciesp. 15
Performing a nursing professional development research studyp. 15
Origins of the competenciesp. 15
Ongoing researchp. 16
Validating the resultsp. 17
Refining the resultsp. 17
Creating a framework for educator competenciesp. 19
Key conceptsp. 19
Using ANA standards to build a frameworkp. 20
Standards of practicep. 20
Standards of professional performancep. 21
Measuring outcomesp. 23
Choosing a modelp. 24
Benner's novice-to-expert theoryp. 24
Ordering the competencies to reflect the novice-to-expert continuump. 25
Final list of competencies by categoryp. 27
What educators are able to do: "Doing the right thing"p. 27
How educators approach practice: "Doing the thing right"p. 28
Development of individual attributes: "Right person doing it"p. 29
Methods to validate competenciesp. 31
How do you measure competence?p. 31
Competency checklistsp. 33
Other tools to validate competencep. 34
Post-testsp. 34
Case studiesp. 34
Simulated eventsp. 35
Observations of daily workp. 35
Differentiating competencies and performancep. 35
Differentiating levels of competencep. 36
Applications of the competencies to practicep. 39
Self-assessmentp. 41
Using the checklist as a self-assessment toolp. 41
What should be assessed?p. 42
Be honest with yourselfp. 42
Criterion-based position descriptionsp. 45
Developing position descriptionsp. 45
Before writing a position descriptionp. 46
Orientations for new educatorsp. 63
Using the checklist to create an orientationp. 63
Performance appraisals and professional development plansp. 73
Types of performance appraisalsp. 73
Performance appraisals for staff educatorsp. 74
Professional development plansp. 78
Reflect on developmentp. 79
Professional portfoliosp. 81
Key conceptsp. 81
Why create a portfolio?p. 81
Building a portfoliop. 83
Using a portfoliop. 84
Helping others develop professional portfoliosp. 84
Documenting cultural competencep. 87
Key conceptsp. 87
Cultural competence and NPD educatorsp. 88
Components of cultural competencep. 89
Strategies to promote cultural competencep. 90
Future trendsp. 93
Potential applications of the competenciesp. 95
Graduate nursing education programsp. 95
Scope and Standards of Nursing Professional Developmentp. 96
Resource for certification examp. 96
Job function analysisp. 97
Development plan for new rolep. 97
ANCC Magnet Recognition Programp. 98
Need for additional researchp. 98
Nursing professional development competency toolp. 101
Nursing education instructional guidep. 125
Continuing education examp. 129
Continuing education evaluationp. 134
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