Assessing Competency: An Integrative Review of The Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument (C-SEI) and Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI)

Julie A. Manz, Mary Tracy, Maribeth Hercinger, Martha Todd, Lindsay Iverson, Kimberly Hawkins

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Abstract

As nursing education shifts toward competency-based education, valid and reliable tools to assess student competencies at both entry-level and advanced-level nursing education are needed. The Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument (C-SEI) and the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) have been used to evaluate undergraduate student competency over the past decade. A comprehensive review of the literature associated with the C-SEI and the C-CEI was completed to lay the foundation for future revision of the instrument consistent with the updated AACN Essentials (2021). Both the C-SEI and the C-CEI have demonstrated validity and reliability when used to evaluate students, new graduate nurses, and professional nurses in both the clinical and simulated learning environments. The instruments have been used to evaluate competency in student nurses, professional nurses, and new resident nurses, as well as in peer evaluation. The tools have also been adapted to assess interprofessional competence, and have been used nationally and internationally. Valid and reliable instruments are essential as nursing education shifts to competency-based education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-75
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Volume66
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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