The purpose of this project was to develop and test a pilot competency assessment tool for sexual assault nurses. The content for the competency assessment was based on available evidence, primarily targeting current standards of sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) practice. Descriptive statistics from a regional crime lab allowed the researcher to identify areas for improvement in the evidence-collection technique. This information was then used to develop the content of the competency assessment. A team of experts helped inform the development of an online competency assessment using a web-based platform. The competency assessment was tested on a small sample of sexual-assault nurse examiners. The instrument demonstrated a reasonable level of consistency and reliability (KR20 was 0.66) for an initial assessment. The aim of developing and testing an online instrument to serve as a baseline for establishing a valid and reliable competency assessment for sexual assault nurse examiners was achieved.
|Commitee:||Burke, Mary, Cahill, Rebecca|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-B 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Competency assessment, Nursing practice, Sane, Sexual assault nurse examiners|
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