11 CORE COMPETENCIES

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

CORE COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR NURSING PRACTICE IN THE PHILIPPINES 1. Safe & quality nursing practice 2. Management of resources & environment 3. Health education 4. Legal responsibility 5. Ethico – moral responsibility 6. Personal & professional development 7. Quality improvement 8. Research 9. Record management 10. Communication 11. Collaboration & teamwork

CORE COMPETENCY 1: ○ Safe & quality nursing practice Demonstrate knowledge based on health/illness status of individual/ groups Indicators : ○ Identifies health needs of patients/groups ○ Explains patient/group status CORE COMPETENCY 2: ○ Management of resources & environment Provides sound decision making in care of individual/groups considering their beliefs. values Indicators : ○ Problem identification ○ Data gathering related to problem ○ Data analysis ○ Selection appropriate action ○ Monitor progress of action taken CORE COMPETENCY 3: ○ Health education Promotes patient safety and comfort Indicators : ○ Performs age-specific safety measures and comfort measure in all aspects of patient care CORE COMPETENCY 4: ○ Legal responsibility Priority setting in nursing care based on patients’ needs Indicators : ○ Identifies priority needs of patients ○ Analysis of patients’ needs ○ Determine appropriate nursing care to be provided .

right dose 5. systematic nursing assessment Indicators : ○ Obtains consent ○ Complete appropriate assessment forms ○ Performs effective assessment techniques ○ Obtains comprehensive client information ○ Maintains privacy and confidentiality ○ Identifies health needs . right patient education (about the drug) 7. right route 6. right drug 3. right documentation CORE COMPETENCY 7: ○ Quality improvement Utilizes nursing process as framework for nursing. right patient drug history 8. right drug (to drug) interaction 10. right patient 2. right (known) drug allergies 9. Performs comprehensive.CORE COMPETENCY 5: Ensures continuity of care ○ Ethico – moral responsibility Indicators : ○ Refers identified problems to appropriate individuals/ agencies ○ Establish means of providing continuous patient care CORE COMPETENCY 6: ○ Personal & professional development Administers medications and other health therapeutics Indicators : ○ Conforms to the 10 golden rules in medication administration and health therapeutics 1. right time 4.

needs ○ Performs nursing interventions effectively and in timely manner CORE COMPETENCY 10: ○ Communication Implements NCP progress toward expected outcomes Indicators : ○ Monitors effectiveness of nursing interventions ○ Revises care plan PRN CORE COMPETENCY 11: ○ Collaboration & teamwork Responds to urgency of patient’s condition Indicators : ○ Identifies sudden changes in patient’s health conditions ○ Implements immediate. family in care planning ○ States expected outcomes in nursing interventions ○ Develops comprehensive patient care plan ○ Accomplishes patient centered discharge plan CORE COMPETENCY 9: ○ Record management Implements NCP to achieve identified outcomes Indicators : ○ Explain interventions to patient.CORE COMPETENCY 8: ○ Research Formulates care plan in collaboration with patients. appropriate interventions . comfortable nursing interventions ○ Acts according to client’s health conditions. other health team members Indicators : ○ Includes patients. family before carrying them out ○ Implement safe.

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