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Standard 2: Knowledge-based Practice

Consistently applies knowledge, skills and judgment in nursing practice.

Indicators

Clinical Practice

Education

Administration

Research

1.

Bases practice on current evidence from nursing science and other sciences and humanities.

Bases education on current evidence from nursing science and other sciences and humanities.

Bases administrative decisions on current evidence from nursing science and other sciences and humanities.

Conducts or participates in research to create or refine evidence in the field of nursing science and/or sciences and humanities.

2.

Knows how and where to access information to support the provision of safe, competent and ethical client care.

Knows how and where to access information to support the delivery of safe, competent and ethical nursing and health education.

Knows how and where to access information to support the provision of safe, competent and ethical nursing practice and client care.

Knows how and where to access information to support knowledge development for evidence-based informed, safe, competent and ethical nursing practice.

3.

Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data on learning needs and planning, implementing and evaluating nursing and health education programs.

Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data to make administrative decisions and planning, implementing and evaluating organizational strategies.

Uses critical thinking when collecting and interpreting data to plan, conduct and evaluate research.

4.

Collects information on client status from a variety of sources (6) using assessment skills, including observation, communication, physical assessment and a review of pertinent clinical data.

Collects information on individual and group learning needs from a variety of sources.

Collects information about organizational status from a variety of sources.

Develops and communicates research questions or hypotheses that are relevant and researchable.

5.

Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant and valid information when making decisions about client status.

Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant and valid information when planning education.

Identifies, analyzes and uses relevant and valid information when determining organizational problems or status.

Writes research proposals to address stated questions or hypotheses.

6.

Communicates client status, using verifiable information, in terminology used in the practice setting.

Communicates learning needs of individuals and groups using verifiable information.

Communicates organizational problems and status using verifiable information.

Collects research information from a variety of sources using valid and reliable data collection instruments and methods.

7.

Develops and communicates plans of care that include assessment data, decisions about client status, planned interventions and measurement of client outcomes.

Uses appropriate processes to plan education that address learning needs and strengths and include evaluation criteria.

Plans administrative and other strategies to address organizational problems and strengths with accompanying evaluation criteria.

Uses Identifies, analyzes, and uses relevant information in conducting research.

8.

Sets client-centred priorities when planning and providing care.

Sets priorities when planning and providing education.

Sets priorities when planning and implementing administrative and other strategies.

Conducts research in accordance with accepted research methods and procedures.

9.

Uses decision support tools appropriately to assess and make decisions about client status and plan care.

Engages learners using appropriate instructional methods, educational technologies and relevant learning theory.

Implements administrative and other identified strategies appropriately.

Analyzes and interprets qualitative and quantitative data.

10.

Implements the plan of care, evaluates client’s response and revises the plan as necessary.

Evaluates attainment of learning objectives using valid and reliable measures, and revises strategies as necessary.

Evaluates process and/or outcomes of strategies and revises as necessary.

Writes appropriate reports and articles for publication.

11.

Documents timely (7) and appropriate reports of assessments, decisions about client status, plans, interventions and client outcomes.

Establishes and maintains appropriate education records.

Establishes and maintains appropriate systems to manage clinical and administrative information.

Uses knowledge of communication (8) to share the practice implications and policy relevance of research in a meaningful way.

12.

12. Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.

Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.

Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.

Shares nursing knowledge with clients, colleagues, students and others.

13.

Communicates appropriately (8) in interactions with clients, colleagues, students and others.

Uses knowledge about learning and communications (8) to create a professional learning environment.

Uses knowledge of organizational behaviour and communication (8) to create an environment in which cooperation, professional growth and mutual respect can flourish.

 

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