CMS Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment Toolkit

CMS Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment Toolkit

Toolkit 1: Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment

Quality care is complex. That’s why the CMPRP competency assessment helps nursing homes break down and self-examine some of the most important building blocks of quality care. Use the competency assessment to identify areas where your nursing home is doing well, versus where your facility might need support. Once you know where you need support, CMPRP can provide funding, technical assistance and learning opportunities to help address some of your facility’s toughest challenges, in order to offer the best possible care to your residents.

There are three competency assessments in print and electronic formats:

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)/Certified Medication Technicians (CMT)
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LVN/LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Assistant Directors of Nursing (ADON), Directors of Nursing (DON) and Administrators.

The assessments pose questions about behavioral, technical and resident-based competencies and should be completed as needed. This toolkit (Toolkit 1), which includes the competency assessment and supporting materials, can support your nursing home’s existing learning and development standards of practice. The toolkit also includes an Instruction Manual to support managers in implementing the assessment. The guide provides resources, including videos; talking points; an email memo; a poster; an assessment completion tracker; a manager’s guide to meeting one-on-one with staff; and an assessment results worksheet to compile and analyze results.


CMPRP-Toolkit 1- Instruction Manual [PDF, 6MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1-All Answer Sheets [PDF, 8MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1-CNA Assessment Electronic [PDF, 4MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1-CNA Assessment Paper [PDF, 3MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1-Management Assessment Electronic [PDF, 4MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1- Management Assessment Paper [PDF, 2MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1- Nurse Assessment Electronic [PDF, 3MB]

CMPRP-Toolkit 1- Nurse Assessment Paper [PDF, 4MB]