skills validation

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skills val·i·da·tion

(skilz val'i-dā'shŭn)
A regularly scheduled assessment, usually annual, of the competence of nursing staff by administrative personnel of a health care institution; the purpose is to ensure delivery of safe, consistent, appropriate nursing care; both written and clinical testing may be used; nurses are tested on both generic and specialty-specific skills.
Synonym(s): competence testing.
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The study concluded that a new selection process, including examinations and competence testing, should be introduced for promotions to managerial posts, through the creation of an evaluation centre that will assess candidates.
Stuart, 53, said: "If procedures to have language testing and clinical competence testing were in place then my father wouldn't have been killed.
Although self-report measures have been criticized as too subjective and less valid because of strong social desirability tendencies, in more recent years there have been strong movements towards shifting from ability and aptitude testing to competence testing (Pervin, 1990).
The paper ends with recommendations for further research on minimum competence testing and placement and notes the follow-up studies to this study that will be done by the researchers.
A lawyer and psychologist, she was an outspoken advocate of the "minimum competence testing" movement in the late 1970s--a grass-roots movement demanding that no student be allowed to graduate from high school without first passing a test proving he or she had mastered basic skills in reading and math.
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