Care home providers have a responsibility to ensure their nurses are competent and that this is checked regularly. This bundle consists of a customisable word document containing a comprehensive skills competency checklist and a free copy of the Skills for Care & Queen’s Nursing Institute document ‘Standards of Education and Practice (2021) for Nurses New to Care Home Nursing’.

Our checklist will help you look for which items you should be checking for competency in each of the following areas:

  • General competencies
  • Home environments
  • Documentation
  • Patient observations and monitoring
  • Use of equipment
  • Skills and drug administration
  • Procedures

The free Skills for Care & Queen’s Nursing Institute  document details:

  • The role of Care Home Nurses
  • Using the Standards
  • The Practice Portfolio
  • Recommendations