Standards of Professional Performance



Standards of Professional Performance





STANDARD 7. QUALITY OF PRACTICE

The gerontological registered nurse systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.


Measurement Criteria:

The gerontological registered nurse:



  • Demonstrates quality by documenting the application of the nursing process in a responsible, accountable, and ethical manner;


  • Uses the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in nursing practice and in the healthcare delivery system;


  • Incorporates new knowledge to initiate changes in nursing practice if desired outcomes are not achieved;


  • Evaluates quality of service provided in conjunction with older adults and their families;


  • Obtains and maintains professional certification in gerontological nursing and other certifications as appropriate; and


  • Participates in quality improvement activities.


Additional Measurement Criteria for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:

The gerontological advanced practice registered nurse:



  • Obtains and maintains gerontological nursing advanced practice certification;


  • Designs quality improvement initiatives;


  • Implements initiatives to evaluate the need for change;


  • Evaluates the practice environment and quality of nursing care rendered in relation to existing evidence, identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research; and


  • Implements processes to remove or decrease barriers within organizational systems.



STANDARD 8. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EVALUATION

The gerontological registered nurse evaluates his or her own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines and relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.


Measurement Criteria:

The gerontological registered nurse:



  • Provides care in a culturally and ethnically sensitive manner;


  • Engages in self-evaluation of practice on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas in which professional development would be beneficial;


  • Obtains informal feedback regarding the practice from older adults, peers, professional colleagues, and others;


  • Participates in systematic peer review as appropriate;


  • Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process;


  • Provides rationales for practice beliefs, decisions, and actions as part of the informal and formal evaluation processes; and


  • Provides feedback to other nurses as appropriate to improve gerontological nursing practice.


Additional Measurement Criteria for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:

The gerontological advanced practice registered nurse: Engages in a formal process, seeking feedback regarding his or her own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues, and others.



STANDARD 9. EDUCATION

The gerontological registered nurse attains knowledge and competence that reflects current gerontological nursing practice.


Measurement Criteria:

The gerontological registered nurse:



  • Identifies personal gerontological educational needs through ongoing self-reflection and inquiry;


  • Participates in gerontological education based on individual learning needs and practice setting;


  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning to keep current with evidence-based practice and the changing health and social needs of the older adult;


  • Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice and role performance;


  • Acquires knowledge and skills appropriate to the specialty area, practice setting, role, and situation;


  • Maintains current interpersonal, technical, and information technology competencies that are consistent with nursing practice in the care of older adults;


  • Shares best practices by participating in nursing and interprofessional educational programs, conferences, workshops, and meetings;


  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and lifelong learning; and


  • Serves as a role model to nursing students, nursing team members, and others.


Additional Measurement Criteria for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse:

The gerontological advanced practice registered nurse:



  • Uses current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of gerontological and other professional issues;



  • Provides in-service, continuing, and community education in gerontology to others;


  • Presents and or publishes on content expertise in gerontology;


  • Serves as a resource to other advanced practice nurses in the area of gerontology; and


  • Mentors or precepts nursing and other professional students.



STANDARD 10. COLLEGIALITY

The gerontological registered nurse interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.


Measurement Criteria:

The gerontological registered nurse:



  • Shares knowledge and skills with peers and colleagues in nursing and across disciplines by such activities as older adult care conferences, presentations at formal or informal meetings, journal clubs, and online lists;


  • Provides peers and colleagues with feedback regarding their practice and role performance;


  • Interacts with peers and colleagues to enhance professional nursing practice and role performance;


  • Maintains supportive relationships with peers and colleagues that increase the effectiveness of a team, unit, or agency;


  • Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the education of healthcare professionals; and


  • Contributes to a supportive and healthy workplace.

Jun 25, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Standards of Professional Performance
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