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Development of a Military Competency Checklist for Case Management

Stanton, Marietta P. PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, CMAC; Swanson, Carol MSN/EdM, RN; Baker, Rebecca D. MHA, RN

Departments: Protocols in Practice

This presentation will discuss the design, implementation, and evaluation of a competency-based checklist in military nursing network. The checklist was initiated to help assess case manager competency where background and preparation for the case manager role were quite diverse. The checklist assisted initially with the assessment of learning needs; later, it served as a self-assessment for case managers to determine their areas for improvement. Finally, the assessment was used not only to verify competency by the case management supervisor, but also to establish systemwide quality in case management.

Marietta P. Stanton, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, CMAC, is a Professor of Nursing and Graduate Coordinator at The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing (CCN). She is certified through the American Nurses credentialing center in Staff development and Continuing Education, Nursing Administration (Advanced) and Case Management. She is also certified through the Center for Case Management as a Case Management Administrator. Dr Stanton is also a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves serving as the Senior Case Manager for the Southeast Regional Medical Command (SERMC).

Carol Swanson, MSN/EdM, RN, is currently an Army Nurse assigned as the Deputy Chief, Army Nurse Corps (U.S. Army Reserve). COL Swanson has been on active duty for 18 months as the Chief, Case Management Support, for the U.S. Army Medical Command.

Rebecca D. Baker, MHA, RN, is the Senior Case Manager for the North Atlantic Regional Command (NARMC), Washington, DC. Col Baker is a U.S. Army Reservist currently on active duty to assist the NARMC with the care and coordination of injured and ill reserve soldiers mobilized for the Government War on Terrorism (GWOT). Col Baker's previous experience includes Clinical Services Director, Primary Care (including Primary Care Case Manager), Urgent Care, and Telephone Care with the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Address correspondence to: Colonel Marietta P. Stanton, Senior Case Manager, Southeast Regional Medical Command, Building 40709, Fort Gordon, GA 30905 (

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