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Nursing Performance Evaluation
Safe and high-quality health care is critically important to individuals, families and communities. A team from Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI), Scottsdale Community College’s (SCC) Nursing Program and the Arizona State Board of Nursing (ASBN) has developed a testing process to support health care patient safety through assessing the continued competence of registered nurses.
The team conducted externally funded research evaluating nursing performance in simulation settings and developed a valid and reliable process of testing nurses being investigated for reports of unsafe practice.
Now, participants referred by the ASBN for performance testing provide basic nursing care to lifelike high fidelity mannequin patients within a realistic health care environment in the ASU CONHI or SCC simulation laboratories. Nurse raters review the videotaped care performances and health record documentation.
A summary of the performance findings is delivered to the ASBN investigators for use in case deliberations and remediation plans.
This collaborative Nursing Performance Evaluation process in Arizona serves as a national and international model of evidence-based nursing regulation.
College of Nursing & Health Innovation, ASU
Debra Hagler, Beatrice Kastenbaum, Ruth Brooks, Jill Lockhart, Eric Penn, Janet O'Brien, Denise Goepfert, Teresa Hart, Mary Z. Mays, Dan Weberg
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Scottsdale Community College
Carol Frazier, Janine E. Hinton, Nicholas DeFalco, Kathy Miller