Graduate Nursing Competencies Matrix

Graduate Nursing Competencies Matrix

 

Purpose:  The purpose of this document is twofold. First, it is designed to assist the graduate nursing student to reflect upon the MSN curriculum in relation to the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, The Graduate Level QSEN competencies and the AONE competencies for Nurse Executives. Second, the completion of this matrix will assist the Nursing Systems Management MSN program director and faculty in the evaluation of the NSM curriculum.

 

Directions:                                                                                          

 

  1. Visit the following websites and review the explanation of the AACN MSN Essentials as well as the AACN Graduate-Level QSEN Competencies Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (2012) and the AONE Competencies for Nurse Executive. You will want to keep these documents open and refer to them as you complete the matrix.

www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/MastersEssentials11.pdf

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/faculty/qsen/competencies.pdf

http://www.aone.org/resources/nec.pdf

 

Review the chart on pages 2 and 3 of this document. Note that the AACN MSN Essentials, the corresponding QSEN KSA’s and the AONE competencies are listed across the top of the chart (columns) and the MSN courses you have taken are listed down the side of the chart (rows).

 

  1. Indicate the points at which the assignments and/or content from a given class (as listed in the left hand column) intersect with one (or more) of the Essentials, KSA’s. and/or AONE competencies (as listed in the first 3 rows) by placing an “X” in the appropriate box. Ideally, you should be able to identify assignments from the NSM program that address each of the MSN Essentials as well as each of the QSEN KSA’s and each of the AONE competencies. Be advised that not every class meets every competency so please do not simply put an X in every box.  This is an exercise which requires significant thought and reflection on the MSN curriculum you are completing.

 

  1. After completing the chart, return it to your MSN program director, along with a copy of the twoassignments you believe to be the most illustrative of achieving any of the essentials, any of the KSA’s and/or any of the AONE competencies.

 

  1. Write an approximately 500-750 word composition which explains why you believe the two assignments you submitted are illustrative of the essentials, KSA’s, and/or competencies you cited. Submit this composition as directed by your program director who will review the submitted documents and communicate any suggestions or revisions to you for re-submission.

 

 

 

 

 

MSN Essentials I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX                      
QSEN KSAs

 

                  I II III IV V VI          
AONE

Competencies

                              I II III V V
MSN Core Courses

 

N-5310

Nursing Theory

                                       
N-5370

Research Methods

                                       
N-5338

Health Law, Policy,Ethics

                                       
NSM Specialty Courses

 

N-5300

Org. Theory and Culture

                                       
N-5335

Management Roles and Operations

                                       
N-5337

Health Care Financial Management

                                       
N-5366

Managing DiverseWork Teams

 

                                       
N-5365 Managing Health Outcomes                                        
MSN Essentials I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX                      
QSEN KSAs

 

                  I II III IV V VI          
AONE

Competencies

                              I II III V V
N-5339

Nursing Management Residency

                                       
Electives/Nursing Education Certificate Courses

 

N-5347

Effective Teaching Strategies

                                       
N-5348

Evaluation of Learning

                                       
N-5345

Curriculum Design

                                       

 

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