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safeMedicate Competence Assessment Model

Within the context of the safeMedicate competence model four critical types of assessment are undertaken in the safeMedicate Program:

Essential Skills: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) & Registered Nurse (RN) curricula:

  1. Foundation Numeracy Assessment (FNA): This diagnostic multiple choice question (MCQ) assessment is designed to assess the student’s fundamental numeracy skills on entry to the undergraduate program and focuses on evaluation of foundation calculation competence (See Safety in Numbers 2).
  2. Authentic Diagnostic Assessment (ADA): This assessment uses a scaffolded framework that is designed to diagnose the progressive development, integration and assessment of conceptual competence, calculation competence & technical measurement competence (See Safety in Numbers 6).
  3. Authentic Assessment (AA): This assessment focuses on evaluation of competence under virtual simulated clinical conditions, prior to entry to clinical environments and subsequently to pre-licensure examinations and qualification as a nurse (RN or LPN) or healthcare practitioner (See Safety in Numbers 5).
  4. Word Problem Skills: This assessment focuses on Essential Skills word-problem skills preparation for licensure examinations & pre-employment testing.

Advanced Skills: Registered Nurse (RN) curricula:

  1. Body-Weight Based Pediatric Dosage Calculation & Problem-Solving Skills: This learning and ADA & AA assessment program focuses on supporting the development and assessment of the RN student’s body-weight based single dose and 24-hour divided dose medication dosage calculation problem-solving skills. Future Newsletters will focus on this aspect of the curriculum.
  2. Advanced Injectable Medicine Infusion Calculation & Problem-Solving Skills: This learning and ADA & AA assessment program focuses on supporting the development and assessment of the RN student’s Advanced Injectable Medicine Intermittent and Continuous Infusion calculation & problem-solving skills. Future Newsletters will focus on this aspect of the curriculum.
  3. Word Problem Skills: This assessment focuses on Essential Skills, Body-Weight Based Pediatric & Advanced Injectable Medicine Infusion word-problem skills preparation for licensure examinations and pre-employment testing.

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