Competency assessment of nursing staff.

  title={Competency assessment of nursing staff.},
  author={Lynn Whelan},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={198-202; quiz 203-4}
Changes in the healthcare industry have created great challenges for leaders of acute-care organizations. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring a competent nursing staff to care for patients within this changing environment (Boylan & Westra, 1998). Patients are more acutely ill and have shorter lengths of stay, placing greater demands on nurses who must demonstrate competency in caring for increasingly complex patients in a continually changing healthcare environment. Competency is defined… CONTINUE READING

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