Welcome to our new Nursing Competence Advanced Self-Assessment Tools. Our nursing self-assessment section is one of the most popular components, second only to our nursing quizzes. We have had requests to provide more nursing self-assessment tools – which we have now done! All of the nursing competencies listed in our original (Basic) self-assessment tools are included in our Advanced tools, plus many more.
The nursing competencies are grouped into five major categories. Within each category are several competency bands. Each competency band has several competency clusters which serve as the basis for each self-assessment form. Within each cluster / form are the specific nursing competency elements, which are the knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical judgments essential to providing quality nursing care. Our new advanced nursing self-assessment tools have 30 Competency Bands with 215 self-assessment forms covering 3,225 nursing competencies!
Some competencies will be acquired through formal education (basic). Other competencies may be gained through experience and/or on-the-job training (additional). Some competencies are gained through advanced training, education and/or certification (specialty). No nurse is expected to be competent in ALL of the competencies associated with the nursing profession.
To access a particular advanced nursing competence self-assessment form, simply click on the Title. The numbers in ( ) indicate the number of nursing competencies in that self-assessment form. Once you are in the self-assessment forms, you can navigate by clicking on the Previous or Next buttons at the bottom of the form. To return to this page, click the Exit to TOC button. Be sure to read the Advanced Rating Scale prior to beginning your self-assessments as this rating scale is different than the one used in the Basic self-assessment tools.
The self-assessment ratings on these online forms are not saved. Therefore, if you want a copy of your self-assessment ratings for your records, please use your browser's print button to print off each completed page before you close it.
A. CORE NURSING COMPETENCIES
B: ADVANCED NURSING COMPETENCIES
C: NURSING SPECIALTY COMPETENCIES
D: PROFESSIONAL NURSE COMPETENCIES
E: ADVANCED NURSE ROLE COMPETENCIES