The redesigned nursing curriculum at the University of Colorado is presented as an exemplar of a practice-oriented model that requires competent performance among students. Available Menu Categories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Tableof Contents/Volume41999/No2Sep1999/Initialand Continuing Competencein Educationand Practice Competency Assessment Methodsfor Key words: Nursing competencies, Competency assessment, nursing education, student assessment Background Increased accountability has become a common theme in contemporary society.
Methods for implementing a competency-based curriculum and lessons learned during the process are discussed. In the public marketplace, the theme of "let the buyer beware" has been replaced with the philosophy of "excellence is defined by the customer." This perspective has general application across all types of industries.
Many definitional and methodological issues evolve from these assumptions.
We developed questionnaires for emergency physicians (EPs) and allied health professions (AHPs) based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and adapted them to the salient beliefs of each, identified in an earlier study.
The Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ), consisting of 80 items, was originally developed by Ware and his colleagues (Ware, Snyder, and Wright, 1976 a, b; see “Related Reading” below).
A more recent version of the questionnaire is the PSQ-III, available below.
Dr Thomas Osborne has been awarded a PHD for his thesis on the Development and Validation of a questionnaire for use in the Clinical Setting to Aid the Assessment of Quality of Life in people with multiple Myeloma Patient Outcome Scale (My POS) supervised by Prof. Congratulations to Christina Ramsenthaler who gave a very interesting presentation on My POS validation results at the EAPC plenary session on Saturday 9th May.
Whether the focus is on public officials, health care professionals, or educators, the expectation is that standards of acceptable performance will be adhered to and the public trust will be safeguarded.
Factor analysis demonstrates good psychometrics for the original version and has not been re-evaluated.
Competent performance by health care professionals is expected throughout society.
Based on feedback, we adjusted the wording and combined certain items.
A new convenience sample of 25 EPs and 26 AHPs then performed a test-retest of the questionnaires at a 2-week interval.