Donna Wright has been a leading name in competency assessment since the development of her model and common sense approach to evaluating staff competence. Competency Assessment Field Guide is a response to the questions and misconceptions that have arisen during her work with staff educators, leaders, and organizations around the country.

She divides the content into 3 sections. First Wright addresses the questions most commonly asked, as well as information that is poorly understood about competency assessment in health care.

The second section contains stories from organizations across the country that had issues with competency assessment and the strategies implemented based on the Wright Competency Assessment Model. These stories describe the motivation for change, an assessment of the current state compared to the desired state, what key stakeholders most appreciated about the Model, overcoming hurdles, and the benefits to the individual and the organization.

The second half of this section...

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