Competencies for Nursing Practice in a Rural Critical Access Hospital

Abstract

Rural nurses are expected to demonstrate excellence in clinical decision making and function in a more independent, generalized fashion. Identifying those competencies specific to rural practice will provide a framework for nurses and help to ensure safe and quality patient care. This article identifies nursing competencies most associated with good nursing practice in Critical Access Hospitals.
https://doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v9i2.88
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