I was pondering an apprenticeship type approach to becoming an RN in a number of different RN areas. A friend of mine is an RN, nurse practitioner, and certified mid-wife. I wanted to ask you all where I can find competency/skills checklists that I can present to her and have her teach them to me firsthand. I know that I can not become an RN like this without schooling. I just want to go ahead and have the workplace knowledge that a RN, nurse practitioner, mid-wife has since I have a willing teacher to teach me everything she knows if I stick with it.
What I have found so far are checklists for a number of areas within being an RN. Is this link that I have posted below the best list of competency/skills checklists??
Competency Checklists for the Department of Nursing
Are there others that you can think of that are better or cover areas that the link I posted above misses?
Now, that is for 1. RN
. Can the professional 2. nurse practitioners
and 3. mid-wives
please direct me or show me where I can find the equivalent competency/skills checklists for those two areas also? Thank you!
The "skills" checklist is relatively short. The critical thinking and clinical decision making skills are LONG and cannot be taught by one person. Just the fact that you are even asking for such a plan shows how little you know about your intended profession. You need a broad academic base of education that gradually narrows as your knowledge grows. Go to college. No shortcuts. Don't end up on the Board of Nursing quarterly newsletters showing pictures of "imposters."
Your user name "CNAstud" reminds of CNAs who used to work on the unit who thought they were "just as good as the nurses" because they could insert catheters and IVs. They had NO idea what was really behind the title.
Last edit by carachel2 on Jan 14, '11