Nurse competencies for person-directed care in nursing homes

Christine Mueller, Sarah Burger, Joanne Rader, Diane Carter

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A national movement to transform U.S. nursing homes is occurring with the intent to support self-determination, dignity and choice for nursing home residents facilitated by the continuation of their routines and preferences. Ten competencies for nurses were identified to facilitate this culture change in nursing homes. These competencies are intended to: model resident-directed care; foster effective team work with direct care workers to solve problems and make decisions that support residents; and promote a positive work and home environment. The strategies used to identify and disseminate the ten competencies are described as well as implications of the competencies for practice, education, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


  • Competencies
  • Nurses
  • Nursing home culture change
  • Person-directed care

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