NUR 445 COPA Model Assessment Synthesis Assignment

  • Benner, P. (2001). From novice to expert: Excellence and power in clinical nursing practice (Commemorative ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Lenburg, C. B., Abdur-Rahman, V. Z., Spencer, T. S., Boyer, S. A., & Klein, C. J. (2011). Implementing the COPA model in nursing education and practice settings: Promoting competence, quality care, and patient safety. Nursing Education Perspective, 32(5), 290-296.

Inspect the COPA Model’s eight core competencies and sub skills. Review your reflective thinking, critical thinking, and Benner assignments to identify the COPA Model competency and sub skills that you met in the experiences you described in each of these assignments.

  • Explain why you believe you met the competencies and sub skills you identified.
  • Use Benner’s Stages of Clinical Competence to identify your level of proficiency in each of the five experiences you described in the three assignments. These include the:
    • Reflective thinking experience;
    • Critical thinking experience; and
    • Three experiences you included in your Benner competency assessment assignment.
  • Use Benner’s criteria to provide a rationale for the level of proficiency you believe you demonstrated in these experiences.