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Cover image for lecture: What is Competency and How Do You Assess It?

Lecture Overview

Take a look at the value of competency and competency assessment - what does it all mean in today’s busy healthcare system? Donna Wright sheds new light on traditional methods of health facility education and training in this must-watch introductory session for all health and care facility educators.


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Donna Wright

Ms. Wright is a professional development specialist with Creative Healthcare Management in Minneapolis, MN. Donna has worked with many health care organizations to help them create meaningful, effective programs that support staff development and competency assessment for all departments. She is the author of the book, The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Healthcare – which has been translated into Japanese, and is being used throughout Japan. Her most recent publication is The Competency Assessment Field Guide. She is also one of the co-authors of the national award winning book, Relationship-based care: A model for transforming practice. Donna received her Masters Degree in nursing education from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in both staff and leadership roles. Her experiences have taken her to a variety of health care settings including rural Africa. Donna is a member and past president of the Association for Nursing Professional Development and is a recipient of their “Promoting Excellence in Consultation” award. Donna is known for her energy and refreshing approach to education and learning. See Educator Profile


13 Total Rating(s)
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Abbey Malcolm
10 Feb 2020

This lecture was very unorthodox but still engaging and informative.

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maryanne chandler
03 Feb 2020

This is an inspiring learning activity, I enjoyed listing to this video very much and will be incorporating her suggestions into my practice.

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Sarah Longia
25 Jan 2020

Very well done presentation on a topic that could be deemed as boring or uninteresting. Presenter has passion for this topic and it shows in the presentation very well done. It has also gotten me to think more about how I see myself being competent in a task.

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anu Thottungal
22 Jan 2020

Very engaging and change of perception about competency and quality indicators

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Maeve lane
22 Jan 2020

great interaction with audience

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Donna Lee Apelu
18 Jan 2020

Hooray someone who uses humour! Great speaker. Really enjoyed this presentation. Refreshing!

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Miyoung Kim
18 Jan 2020

Great resource!

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Michael Howard
18 Jan 2020

enjoyable and informative

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Peer Asmussen
17 Jan 2020

Good provides new understanding of competency. And it's aims.