Basic Nursing Skills Competency Toolkit


This Tool-kit is intended to supplement or enhance current SNF/NF educational programs for Restorative Nursing Programs to meet the intent of the new Requirements of Participation for competency based training.


This Tool-kit includes an Editable Excel Workbook including an Orientation & Training checklist and 34 individual competency forms for evaluating a range of basic nursing skills.

Skills covered: 

  • Central Line Dressing Change
  • Central Venous Catheter (Accessing)
  • Central Venous Catheter (Blood Draw)
  • Clean Dressing Change
  • Clearing the Obstructed Airway
  • Denture Care
  • Glucometer Cleaning & Disinfecting
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Hemodialysis Catheter (Connecting/Disconnecting)
  • Identifying Changes in Condition
  • Implanted Port (Accessing)
  • Indwelling Catheter Care
  • Indwelling Catheter Insertion (Female)
  • Indwelling Catheter Insertion (Male)
  • Inhaled Medications (Administration)
  • Intramuscular Injection (Administration)
  • Knee-High Elastic Stockings (Application)
  • Medication via Feeding Tube (Administration)
  • Non-Sterile Gloves (Donning/Doffing)
  • Opthalmic Medications (Administration)
  • Oral Care for the Unconscious Resident
  • Oral Medications (Administration)
  • Ostomy (Changing Appliance)
  • Otic Medications (Administration)
  • Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion
  • Person Protective Equipment (PPE) (Donning/Doffing)
  • Physical Examination & Assessment
  • PPE for Contact Isolation (Donning/Doffing)
  • Preparing to Administer Medications (All Types & Routes)
  • Subcutaneous Injection (Administration)
  • Subcutaneous Insulin (Preparation)
  • Tracheal/Nasopharyngeal Suctioning
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Vital Signs (Obtaining)