Successful businesses everywhere are in the practice of improving the performance and growth of their business by developing the talents of their individuals.  These appraisals are an essential part if the organization is going to achieve its long-range goals and maintain a competent staff.

Nurses are required to do self assessments.  Just as it is in other industries, it is well-known that many hospitals and expanding healthcare facilities today have standards set by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nursing Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program for Nursing Excellence, obliging nurses to prepare a self-evaluation that becomes part of the yearly assessment process.  These continuous measures have been put into place in order to maintain a high standard of excellence as nurses provide care to individuals in need while developing their own individual careers within the expanding healthcare arena.

360 feedback peer review is a continuous process.  Multi-rater/peer review appraisals have been used in the nursing industry for the past several decades.

The first definition of nursing peer review proposed by ANA in 1988 still applies today: "Peer review in nursing is the process by which practicing registered nurses systematically assess, monitor and make judgments about the quality of nursing care as measured against professional standards of practice.”

Multi-rater assessments cultivate collaborative and constructive results. According to Karen Kent, MSN, RN, Director of Care Services, Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, there has been substantial reporting that supports the positive outcomes from implementing and sustaining peer review.  A high number of nurses directly involved with medical peer review report improved professionalism, accountability, self-sufficiency, nurse retention and improved communication skills among intra office/unit staff at all levels.

Nursing evaluations are designed to target specific clinical core competencies. As long time professionals in the measurement for performance business, CompleteSurvey recognizes this important clinical need and, as a result, has teamed up with the healthcare industry to help address the needs of nurses everywhere.  The newly developed Dynamic360 for Nursing uses the clinical competencies uniquely relevant to nursing professionals. This nursing compliance instrument measures competencies such as ‘Interpersonal Relations/Communications’, ‘Critical Care’, ‘Teaching/Collaboration’, and ‘Professional Development’.

Nursing managers are invited to experience this dynamic product.  CompleteSurvey offers a complementary on-line healthcare professional product tour that shows the ease of assembly  to add questions and competencies in the instrument design phase while honing in on specific traits or skills they believe are relevant to their individual practice settings.  Just as with all of the CompleteSurvey products, Dynamic360 for Nursing also offers actionable reporting with this outstanding nursing evaluation tool.

Every nurse, in every position, at every level benefits from knowing how to improve their performance and further developing their individual talents in the field of nursing.