Nursing Education and Professional Development

Children's Hospital Annual Competency & Compliance Process


Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt licensed and non-licensed care providers are required to complete organizational (hospital) and unit specific competencies on an annual basis.  The Children's Nursing Education Department (CNED) oversees this process for all in-and-outpatient units.

The CNED team has designed each unit's competency requirements by following the Donna Wright Competency Model.  This model is designed to improve engagement and outcome in the competency process by giving staff a variety of validation options to complete each competency.  Validation options may include: include Observation of Daily Work, Case Studies, Mock Events, 24/7 online education and testing (via the Learning Exchange System) and attending a quarterly CAVE event, where many skills can be completed in one setting.

To find out your 2015-2016 requirements select the appropraite unit from the list that follows.

Organizational (Hospital) Training for All VCH Staff
After Hours Clinics
Doctor's Office Clinics
Float Pool
Holding Room, Pediatric Acute Care, & Radiation Recovery
Neonatal & Pediatric Transport 
Neonatal Nurse Practicioner Transport Team
Neonatal Intensive Care
Newborn Nursery
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology Intensive Care
Pediatric Emergency Department
Pediatric Hemacology & Oncology
Pediatric Intensive Care
Pediatric Medicine and Acute Care
Peri-operative & Operating Room Services
Surgery, Trauma, and Adolescent Medicine 


Questions? Contact Us

Jennifer Cotton, BSN, RN
Nursing Education Specialist
Children’s Nursing  Education Department
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
615/936-0366 or jennifer.cotton@vanderbilt.edu

Kimberly Kane, BS
Program Coordinator
Children’s Nursing Education Department
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
615/936-5547 or kim.kane@vanderbilt.edu





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