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Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Nur 3205
Self-Evaluation of Nursing Skills
Purpose:
This tool is designed to help you self-evaluate your skills as a Registered
Nurse. The tool will help you to identify your strengths and opportunities for
growth as you progress in the curriculum.
Directions:
The skills checklist is divided into sections according to content similarity. Please
review all skills and indicate what level (see scale below) you believe you are in
regards to that particular skill by placing an X in the appropriate box. This
checklist needs to be completed in its entirety and submitted via Bb by specified
due date
Remember there is no right or wrong answer, as RNs we bring many different
talents and strengths to our practice. The checklist will become part of your eportfolio and used to help make decisions regarding practicum experiences.
Rating Scale:
Beginning- I am unable to perform this skill and/or I do not know what this is
Developing- I am familiar with this skill and have a basic understanding of to
safely perform but I am hesitant to perform and/or ineffective when attempting
Accomplished- I am proficient with this skill but can improve on speed and/or
accuracy
Exemplary- I have mastered this skill. I am proficient, accurate, and I am
comfortable teaching others how to do this skill.

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing


Nur 3205
Self-Evaluation of Nursing Skills
NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Safety/Infection Control: Daily Patient Care


Hand hygiene
Standard precautions
Personal protective equipment
Transmission based precautions
Transfers
Bed positioning
Body mechanics
Lifts
Joint mobility
Restraints
Assistive devices
Fall prevention
Seizure precautions
Ambulation
Anti-embolic stockings
Sequential compression devices
Client hygiene: oral, hair, perineal, foot
Health Promotion and Maintenance: Holistic Health Assessment
Critical Thinking in Health Assessment
Interviewing
Health history
Genetics/genomics
x
Cultural assessment
x
Spiritual assessment
Behavioral change assessment
Nutrition
Environment
x
Functional
Domestic Violence
Mental Status
Pain
Health Promotion and Maintenance: Physical Examination
General Survey
Vital Signs
Skin, Hair, Nails, and Wounds
Head, Face, Neck, Eyes, Ears, Nose,
Mouth, and Throat
Thorax and lungs
Cardiovascular
Abdomen
Musculoskeletal
Neurologic
x
Breast, Lymphatics and Genitourinary
x

Accomplished

Exemplary
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NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Accomplished

Health Promotion and Maintenance: Integration of Health Assessment to the Lifespan


Comprehensive Health Assessment
x
Assessment of the Pregnant and
x
Postpartum Female
Assessment of the Newborn, Infant and
x
Child
Functional Assessment of the Older Adult
x
Management of Care: General Computer Skills
Navigation of the Electronic Medical Record
x
Reduction of Risk Potential: Diagnostic Testing
Specimen collection: stool, urine, sputum,
x
wound, nose, throat, capillary, phlebotomy
Urine testing (dipstick)
x
Glucose testing (FSBS)
Interpretation of Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Interpretation
x
Blood chemistries
x
Hematology
x
Serology and immunology
x
Culture
x
Urinalysis
x
Fecal analysis
x
Cerebrospinal fluid
x
Computed tomography
x
Doppler studies
x
Electrocardiography
x
Endoscopy
x
Magnetic resonance imaging
x
Radiography
x
Skin testing
x
Ultrasound
Perform electrocardiogram
x
Initiate telemetry monitor
x
Physiological Adaptation
Diaphragmatic breathing
x
Incentive spirometer
Administer oxygen: nasal cannula, face
x
mask,
Mechanical Ventilation: maintaining,
x
suctioning, alarms, complications
Pulse oximeter
Peak expiratory flow
x
Chest physiotherapy
x
Tracheostomy care
x
Suctioning: oropharyngeal,
x
nasopharyngeal, tracheostomy
Chest tubes: assisting with insertion,
x
maintaining, removal
Reduction of Risk Potential: Nutrition
Aspiration precautions
x

Exemplary

NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Basic Care and Comfort: Nutrition


Feeding clients
Recording intake and output
Physiological Adaptation: Nutrition
Gastric tube feedings: nasogastric tube,
x
Gastrostomy/jejunostomy
Nasogastric tube: insertion, maintenance,
x
removal
Gastric and jejunum tube care
x
Elimination: Urinary
Catheter insertion and removal
Catheter care
Bladder irrigation
x
Urinary ostomy care
x
Peritoneal dialysis
Elimination: Fecal
Bedpan
x
Fecal impaction
Enema
x
Fecal ostomy
Physiological Adaptation: Wound and Pressure Ulcer Care
Assessment
x
Dressing change
Wound irrigation
x
Sitz bath
x
Applying binders
x
Wound vacuum
x
Basic Care and Comfort: Orthopedic devices
Compression wrap
Splint
Brace
Cast
Traction
Heat and cold: dry, moist
Pharmacological and Parental Therapies: Medication Administration
Drug calculations
Safety, legal, and ethical issues
Controlled substances
6 rights, 3 checks
Documentation
Error reporting
Medication administration
Oral
Enteral tubes
Topical
o Otic
o Ophthalmic

Accomplished

Exemplary

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Nasal
Inhalant
Dermatologic
NURSING SKILLS

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Beginning

Developing

Medication administration, cont.


o Vaginal
o Rectal
Intramuscular
Subcutaneous
Intradermal
Starting, maintaining, and
discontinuing an intravenous
infusion
Intravenous push
Intravenous additives
Intravenous fluids
Patient controlled analgesia pump
Total parenteral nutrition
Eye and ear irrigation
Central Venous Access Devices
x
Types
x
Managing
o Aspiration
x
o Flushing
o Medication administration
o Tubing
o Complications
x
Dressing Changes
Blood Transfusions
Product types
Safety
Procedure
Assessment of complications
Reduction of Risk Potential: Preoperative and Postoperative Care
Pre-op teaching
Surgical hand scrub
Applying sterile gown and gloves
Managing GI suction
x
Suture and staple care
Suture and staple removal
Epidural care
Safety/Infection
Sterile field
Sterile gloves
Psychosocial Integrity: End-of-Life
Palliative care
x
Performing post-mortem care
x

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Accomplished

Exemplary

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