The competency profile for registered nurses in Alberta is the combination of the following:
RN scope of practice is unique and valuable. Research demonstrates that registered nurse care has a positive, measurable and significant difference to the outcome of a client’s care.
Nursing interventions provided within your scope of practice varies with the context of the needs of the client, the situation and the setting.
The Competency Profile for Alberta RNs is: Entry-to-Practice Competencies for the Registered Nurses Profession
The Entry-to-Practice Competencies describe what is expected of the entry level registered nurse. Competencies are:
The competencies support registered nurses in practicing in today’s realities and ensure they are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to adapt to changes in health care and nursing.
NIC identifies a comprehensive list of RN competencies at the level of specific nursing interventions. An intervention is any treatment, based on clinical judgment and knowledge that a registered nurse performs to enhance client outcomes.
NIC is available as an online resource by signing into MyCARNA. View the webinar below to help you understand how to access and use NIC.