Sunday, September 13, 2009

11 CORE COMPETENCIES

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:



CORE COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR NURSING PRACTICE IN THE PHILIPPINES

(Click here to show the content of each core competency standards)
○ Safe & quality nursing practice
○ Management of resources & environment
○ Health education
○ Legal responsibility
○ Ethico – moral responsibility
○ Personal & professional development
○ Quality improvement
○ Research
○ Record management
○ Communication
○ Collaboration & teamwork

LEGAL BASES

Article 3 Sec.9 (c) of R.A. 9173/ “Philippine Nursing Act 2002”
Board shall monitor & enforce quality standards of nursing practice necessary to ensure the maintenance of efficient, ethical and technical, moral and professional standards in the practice of nursing taking into account the health needs of the nation.

SIGNIFICANCE OF CORE COMPETENCY STANDARDS
Unifying framework for nursing practice, education, regulation
Guide in nursing curriculum development
Framework in developing test syllabus for nursing profession entrants
Tool for nurses’ performance evaluation
Basis for advanced nursing practice, specialization
Framework for developing nursing training curriculum
Public protection from incompetent practitioners
Yardstick for unethical, unprofessional nursing practice

Phases of developing competency standards
○ 1st Phase
Competency identification through DACUM

○ 2nd Phase
Verification of identified competencies

○ 3rd Phase
Pilot testing ( senior student in 8 nursing colleges)

○ 4th Phase
Benchmarking with exiting standards from 3 countries + ICN