Here you will find a list of nursing competencies that will better help you understand the role of the Nurse.

  • Accepts responsibility for ensuring that his/her nursing practice and conduct meet the standards of the professional, ethical and relevant legislated requirements.
  • Demonstrates accountability for directing, monitoring and evaluating nursing care that is provided by nurse assistants, enrolled nurses and others.
  • Promotes an environment that enables client safety,independence, quality of life,and health.
  • Practices nursing in a manner that the client determines as being culturally safe.
  • Provides planned nursing care to achieve identified outcomes.
  • Undertakes a comprehensive and accurate nursing assessment of clients in a variety of settings.
  • Ensures documentation is accurate and maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Ensures the client has adequate explanation of the effects, consequences and alternatives of proposed treatment options.
  • Acts appropriately to protect oneself and others when faced with unexpected client responses, confrontation, personal threat or other crisis situations.
  • Provides health education appropriate to the needs of the client within a nursing framework.
  • Reflects upon, and evaluates with peers and experienced nurses, the effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Reflects upon, and evaluates with peers and experienced nurses, the effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Establishes, maintains and concludes therapeutic interpersonal relationships with client.
  • Practices nursing in a negotiated partnership with the client where and when possible.
  • Communicates effectively with clients and members of the health care team.
  • Collaborates and participates with colleagues and members of the health care team to facilitate and coordinate care.
  • Recognizes and values the roles and skills of all members of the health care team in the delivery of care.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities to monitor and improve standards of nursing.