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Nurse Leader Competency Assessment Tool

Assess, strengthen and expand your leadership competency.

As health care continues to evolve, so must nurse leaders to lead the way. Whether you are a new nurse manager, in an executive role, or somewhere in between, the AONL Nurse Leader Competency Assessment Tool empowers you with an awareness of your strengths, as well as the areas you can further develop to ensure continued growth.

Use this essential tool—based on the widely recognized AONL Nurse Leader Competencies—to evaluate and advance your skills, knowledge and abilities, regardless of your professional role or care setting. Separate assessments are available for nurse managers and nurse executives.

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Self-Assessment Tool
Evaluate your skills and discover opportunities to grow.

Take a proactive step in your career advancement by independently evaluating your competency as a nurse leader. Identify hidden strengths, blind spots and areas for growth. Take the AONL Self-Assessment and reflect on your strengths, align your knowledge & skills with evidence-based practice and establish a focused plan for your leadership development.

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180 Assessment Tool
Engage a colleague to provide input on your performance.

Broaden your perspective with insights from a trusted colleague on your individual strengths and growth areas. Built upon the widely recognized AONL Nurse Leader Competencies, take the AONL 180° Assessment for targeted feedback to help you excel in your role.

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Organizational Assessment Tool
Benchmark the collective competency of your leadership team.

Gain a full view of your organization’s collective strengths and areas for development with the AONL Organizational Assessment, based on the AONL Nurse Leader Competencies for managers and executives. Align your team’s skills with evidence-based practice to empower and elevate the leadership of your organization.

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