Inside best practice: Nursing peer review

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, August 13, 2010

Peer review: the evaluation of the professional performance of individual RNs by nurses with experience in the appropriate subject matter to provide a legitimate evaluation. It sounds simple, but the concept of nursing peer review has its own set of unique challenges. Despite these challenges, it remains a powerful way to educate and bring about quality improvement.

But who is a peer? A nurse “peer” is an RN who practices in the same role as the RN being reviewed. This means:

  • Bedside to bedside
  • Nurse manager to nurse manager
  • Nurse educator to nurse educator
  • CNS to CNS

Source: This excerpt is from the August HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Don’t have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro’s Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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