Nursing Education

Assessing & Evaluating Communication Competency in Nursing

A webinar on setting learning objectives and effectively validating communication competency in nursing students

Most educators understand the importance of communication skill training, but often there’s a gap between teaching and assessing the skill.

Learn from two nurse educators, Dr. Elaine Wittenberg and LoraLynn Allen, a framework to assess and evaluate communication skills that ensures validation of competency and aligns with the new AACN Essentials requirements.

In this free recorded webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Three types of learning objectives for assessing communication
  • How to explain the purpose of communication learning objectives in the AACN Essentials
  • Ways to use GoReact to assess communication skills

About Dr. Elaine Wittenberg

Dr. Elaine Wittenberg is a Professor of Communication at California State University, Los Angeles. She has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles on health communication, nurse communication, and family caregiving and is an internationally recognized researcher and speaker on palliative care communication. She is co-founder of the COMFORT Communication Project, a national health communication training program funded by the National Cancer Institute and Archstone Foundation.

About LoraLynn Allen

LoraLynn Allen is the Simulation and Clinical Coordinator for Utah State University Department of Nursing in Logan, Utah. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and has been teaching in simulation-based modalities since 2013. She has been actively involved in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) for several years in development of resources for simulation educators as a co-author and content expert. LoraLynn has been a Registered Nurse for 9 years with experience in Medical/Surgical, Post-Operative, Emergency, and Neonatal Intensive Care units, and is currently practicing as a RN at Logan Regional Hospital.