role delineation study


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role delineation study

Abbreviation: RD study
A document that describes those tasks critical for competent job performance by identifying the minimum amount of knowledge and skills required to perform job-related functions. RD study results are often used to develop certification and licensing examinations in the health professions.
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The purpose of the role delineation study was to provide a detailed analysis of the job-related competencies of the oncology nurse navigator, which could be used as a basis to help guide decisions regarding future activities.
In the role delineation study described in this report both peer specialists and supervisors identified a diverse and complex professional role that requires extensive knowledge and skills.
ABNN conducted its most recent role delineation study (RDS) in 2001 (Blissitt, Roberts, Hinkle, & Kopp, 2003).
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced the release of its comprehensive Role Delineation Study for seven separate nurse practitioner (NP) certifications, covering knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) for Acute Care, Adult, Family, Geriatrics, Pediatric, and Adult/Family Psychiatric and Mental Health nurse practitioners.
The Results of the International Role Delineation Study.
Prometric will perform a role delineation study of the exam beginning in August.
ABNN designated a task force for the current role delineation study, which was completed in 2001.