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Knowledge-based Practice

 Standard 2: Knowledge-based Practice

Consistently applies knowledge, skills and judgment in nursing practice.

CLINICAL PRACTICE

  1. Bases practice on current evidence from nursing science and other sciences and humanities.
  2. Knows how and where to access information to support the provision of safe, competent and ethical client care. 
  3. Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
  4. Collects informati​​on on client status from a variety of sources (6) using assessment skills, including observation, communication, physical assessment and a review of pertinent clinical data.

  5. Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant and valid information when making decisions about client status. 
  6. Communicates client status, using verifiable information, in terminology used in the practice setting. 
  7. Develops and communicates plans of care that include assessment data, decisions about client status, planned interventions and measurement of client outcomes.
  8. Sets client-centred priorities when planning and providing care.
  9. Uses decision support tools appropriately to assess and make decisions about client status and plan care. 
  10. Implements the plan of care, evaluates client’s response and revises the plan as necessary. 
  11. Documents timely (7) and appropriate reports of assessments, decisions about client status, plans, interventions and client outcomes. 
  12. Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others. 
  13. Communicates appropriately (8) in interactions with clients, colleagues, students and others.

EDUCATION (9)  

  1. Bases education on current evidence from nursing science and other sciences and humanities. 
  2. Knows how and where to access information to support the delivery of safe, competent and ethical nursing and health education. 
  3. Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data on learning needs and planning, implementing and evaluating nursing and health education programs. 
  4. Collects information on individual and group learning needs from a variety of sources. 
  5. Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant and valid information when planning education. 
  6. Communicates learning needs of individuals and groups using verifiable information. 
  7. Uses appropriate processes to plan education that address learning needs and strengths and include evaluation criteria. 
  8. Sets priorities when planning and providing education. 
  9. Engages learners using appropriate instructional methods, educational technologies and relevant learning theory. 
  10. Evaluates attainment of learning objectives using valid and reliable measures, and revises strategies as necessary. 
  11. Establishes and maintains appropriate education records. 
  12. Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.
  13. Uses knowledge about learning and communications (8) to create a professional learning environment.

ADMINISTRATION (9) 

  1. Bases administrative decisions on current evidence from nursing science and other sciences and humanities.
  2. Knows how and where to access information to support the provision of safe, competent and ethical nursing practice and client care.
  3. Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data to make administrative decisions and planning, implementing and evaluating organizational strategies.
  4. Collects information about organizational status from a variety of sources. 
  5. Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant and valid information when determining organizational problems or status. 
  6. Communicates organizational problems and status using verifiable information. 
  7. Plans administrative and other strategies to address organizational problems and strengths with accompanying evaluation criteria.
  8. Sets priorities when planning and implementing administrative and other strategies. 
  9. Implements administrative and other identified strategies appropriately. 
  10. Evaluates process and/or outcomes of strategies and revises as necessary. 
  11. Establishes and maintains appropriate systems to manage clinical and administrative information. 
  12. Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.
  13. Uses knowledge of organizational behaviour and communication (8) to create an environment in which cooperation, professional growth and mutual respect can flourish.

RESEARCH (9) 

  1. Conducts or participates in research to create or refine evidence in the field of nursing science and/or other sciences and humanities.
  2. Knows how and where to access information to support knowledge development for evidence-informed, safe, competent and ethical nursing practice. 
  3. Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data to plan, conduct and evaluate research. 
  4. Develops and communicates research questions or hypotheses that are relevant and researchable. 
  5. Writes research proposals to address stated questions or hypotheses.
  6. Collects research information from a variety of sources using valid and reliable data collection instruments and methods. 
  7. Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant information in conducting research. 
  8.  Conducts research in accordance with accepted research methods and procedures.
  9. Analyzes and interprets qualitative and quantitative data.
  10. Writes appropriate reports and articles for publication. 
  11. Uses knowledge of communication (8) to share the practice implications and policy relevance of research in a meaningful way with nurses and others. 
  12. Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.​

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