In 2016, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) developed national, consensus-based entry-to-practice competencies for gerontological nursing care. The entry-to-practice competencies in gerontological nursing represent the core competencies that new registered nurses in Canada should possess, as related to the care of the older person and family. The purpose of the competencies is to provide direction for nurse educators teaching in nursing education programs and for curriculum development. The competencies with their accompanying indicators delineate the set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all new nursing graduates should integrate during the course of their program related to caring for the older person and family. The competency development included a multi-step, iterative process, involving relevant stakeholders from across Canada. Details about the methodology used can be found in the competency document.
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