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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

Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31823c1900
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Abstract

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.

Author Information

Author Affiliations: Director, Academic Consulting Services, Nursing and Health Professions, Elsevier Publishing, Forestburg, Texas (Dr Sportsman); Dean, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington (Dr Poster); Chair, JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas (Dr Curl); Nursing Education Consultant, Texas Board of Nursing, Austin (Drs Waller and Hooper).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Sportsman, Elsevier Publishing, 3251 Riverport Ln, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (s.sportsman@elsevier.com).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.