The development of multi-level critical care competency statements for self-assessment by ICU nurses.

Annette M. Bourgault, Sherry Smith

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Multi-levelled critical care competency statements were developed based on the levels of novice to expert (Benner, 1984). These competency statements provide a framework for the development of knowledge and skills specific to critical care. The purpose of this tool is to guide personal development in critical care, facilitating the assessment of individual learning needs. Competency levels are attained through the completion of performance criteria. Multi-levelled competency statements define clear expectations for the new orientee, in addition to providing a framework for the advancement of the intermediate and experienced nurse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalDynamics (Pembroke, Ont.)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004


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