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doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31823c1900

Differentiated Essential Competencies: A View From Practice

Sportsman, Susan PhD, RN, ANEF; Poster, Elizabeth PhD, RN, FAAN; Curl, Eileen Deges PhD, RN, CNE; Waller, Paul PhD, RN; Hooper, Janice PhD, RN

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This article describes the results of strategies to elicit views of practicing nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing regarding competencies expected of new graduate licensed vocational nursing/LPN, associate degree/diploma, and baccalaureate nurses. The implications of these perceptions regarding the competencies expected of new graduates in Texas are considered, with questions posed for future exploration.

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