I am a Nurse Manager on a Postpartum Unit and in the process of re-writing evaluations. They will now be annual and orientation competencies and written according to new JCAHO guidelines. Does anyone have any good ideas? Appreciate any help!
Jul 8, '99
AWHONN is an excellent source for competency checklists. We have just re-written our checklists based on their guidelines. Also, do you use Shared Governance Councils for your unit? A Practice Council or Education Council made up of your nurses may be more effective in setting up guidelines - Nurses in our unit are more responsive to guidelines set up by peers rather than dictated by management. Good luck!