Core Competency Model for the Family Planning Public Health Nurse

Caroline Hewitt, Carol Roye, Kristine Gebbie

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    Abstract

    Objectives: A core competency model for family planning public health nurses has been developed, using a three stage Delphi Method with an expert panel of 40 family planning senior administrators, community/public health nursing faculty and seasoned family planning public health nurses. Design and Sample: The initial survey was developed from the 2011 Title X Family Planning program priorities. The 32-item survey was distributed electronically via SurveyMonkey®. Results: Panelist attrition was low, and participation robust resulting in the final 28-item model, suggesting that the Delphi Method was a successful technique through which to achieve consensus. Conclusions: Competencies with at least 75% consensus were included in the model and those competencies were primarily related to education/counseling and administration of medications and contraceptives. The competencies identified have implications for education/training, certification and workplace performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)472-479
    Number of pages8
    JournalPUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
    Volume31
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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