New industry standards mandated that all member schools need to transform their programs to a competency-based education model. In their updated essentials, they named competencies as knowledge, skill, value, or attitude. In industries and schools outside of healthcare, you might also see attitude switched for behavior. 

For nursing faculty and administrators, you may be wondering how to identify these competencies within your own courses or programs. It can be confusing, particularly when you are comparing competencies learned in a theory course versus a clinical.

In this table, we’ve broken down the industry competency types with a few examples of how a student might demonstrate mastery in a nursing course. 

As educators and nurses, you know that mastering the competencies are key to your students’ success. Determining competencies in courses can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Reach out to learn more about how Labs can help with your CBE transformations and questions. You can check out our other blogs in this series that share the key questions you need to ask when transitioning to a CBE


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