Entry-Level Competencies

Entry level competencies (ELC) are defined as “an observable ability of a registered nurse at entry-level that integrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and judgment required to practice nursing safely and ethically.” ELCs are used by CANNN for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:

• Academic program approval/recognition
• Assessment of applicants for the purpose of re-entry into the profession
• Input into the content and scope of entry-to-practice exams
• Practice advice/guidance to clinicians
• Reference for professional conduct matters
• Public and employer awareness of the practice expectations of registered nurses

Read more about the ELC’s for RNs and NPs here

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