Assess Staff Competencies with the ARN-CAT
The ARN Competencies Assessment Tool (ARN-CAT) is free to ARN members and contains 16 individual assessments, each targeting a specific skill or competency area critical to rehabilitation nursing.
Each assessment generates challenging knowledge- or scenario-based multiple choice questions with rationale and references provided for all correct answers. Users can complete each assessment as often as they wish. The ARN-CAT reports the number of user attempts and the last score earned. Whether you use it yourself or as part of staff training and evaluation, the ARN-CAT is the perfect resource to evaluate basic rehabilitation nursing skills and competencies.
Who Is the Appropriate User of the ARN-CAT?
Nurse Managers, Administrators, Educators, and Case Managers can evaluate staff competencies in the basic areas of rehabilitation nursing. The next time you need to provide evidence of competency to JCAHO, or to test your staff knowledge to meet internal goals, or to evaluate the proficiency of visiting or floating nurses make your job easy – when you use the ARN-CAT.
- Autonomic Dysreflexia
- Bladder Function
- Bowel Function
- Musculoskeletal, Body Mechanics, Functional Transfer Techniques
- Neuropathophysiology and Functional Assessment
- Patient and Family Education
- Safe Patient Handling
- Skin and Wound Care
Access the ARN-CAT
Members and non-members who have already purchased the ARN-CAT:
Non-members interested in purchasing individual access:
Does your facility already use the HealthStream learning management system? HealthStream has made the ARN-CAT available for purchase. Contact HealthStream at 615.301.3100 for more information including pricing and purchasing terms.
Resources for further education regarding Rehab Nursing Competencies can be found in our Bookstore.
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