The Vanderbilt University Medical Center competency process is based on the Donna Wright Competency Model. Ongoing competency plans are developed at the departmental level and are a dynamic process based on the organization’s strategic direction and environmental changes.

Education staff and department staff/leaders collaborate to identify ongoing competencies in most cases annually. When identifying and prioritizing competencies, factors considered include new, changed, high-risk, and/or problematic procedures; new or ongoing initiatives; changes in equipment; topics identified based on quality and outcome data; and regulatory requirements. 

Questions? Contact Us.

If you have questions about the VUMC competency process, please contact your department’s Nursing Education Specialist.


Additional information can be obtained from:
•    VUMC Policy
•    VHRHC Policy





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