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.
Entry-level 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.
Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) is an online resource that 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. Watch a webinar to help you understand how to access and use NIC.