National League for Nursing - Core Competencies
Competencies for Graduates of Practical/Vocational Programs
Promote the human dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of
patients, oneself, and members of the health care team.
Provide a rationale for judgments used in the provision of safe, quality care and for
decisions that promote the health of patients within a family context.
Assess how one's personal strengths and values affect one's identity as a nurse and
one's contributions as a member of the health care team.
Spirit of Inquiry
Question the basis for nursing actions, considering research, evidence, tradition, and
NLN Education Competencies Model includes core values, integrating
concepts, and program outcomes.
here to view a monograph providing comprehensive information about outcomes
and competencies and the model.
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