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Nursing Skill Competency Evaluation
|What is a Nursing Skill Competency Evaluation?
||This is an evaluation of an individual's ability toperform fundamental nursing skills in a safe and competent manner.
|Who must complete a Nursing Skill Competency Evaluation?
||The following must complete this competency:
- LPN applicant challenging Nursing 101
- Applicant transferring Nursing 101
- Student re-entering Nursing 102
|How do I register for the competency?
||Contact the Nursing office by November 15. You willschedule an appointment for an Instructor Demonstration during the first weekin December and an appointment for your evaluation one week later. Studentsre-entering Nursing 102 are not required but are strongly recommended toattend the Instructor Demonstration.
|How do I prepare for the skill evaluation?
||You will attend a one-hour Instructor Demonstration. Theevaluation criteria for the nursing skills will be presented to you. You willbe allowed to practice the nursing skills in the Nursing Campus Laboratoryduring the one-week period between the demonstration and evaluationappointments.
|What skills will be evaluated?
||The nursing skills of hand washing, assessment of apicalpulse and blood pressure, and administration of an intramuscular medicationwill be required.
|Where will I perform the skill evaluation?
||The Instructor Demonstration and evaluation of the nursingskills will take place at the Nursing Campus Laboratory.
|What happens if I do not perform the evaluationsatisfactorily?
||You will be allowed one additional attempt to perform thenursing skills satisfactorily. A second unsuccessful evaluation willconstitute an unsatisfactory Nursing Skills Competency Evaluation.