Note: Individual ARN members have free access to the ARN-CAT so do not need to purchase. ARN Members, please click here, logging in if prompted, to begin using the tool.
If you are interested in purchasing a discounted multi-user package from ARN, please contact us at 800.229.7530 or email@example.com.
Welcome to the ARN Competencies Assessment Tool (CAT). The ARN-CAT contains 16 individual assessments, each targeting a specific skill or competency area critical to rehabilitation nursing. The assessments cover:
- Autonomic Dysreflexia
- Bladder Function
- Bowel Function
- Musculoskeletal, Body Mechanics, Functional Transfer Techniques
- Neuropathophysiology and Functional Assessment
- Patient and Family Education
- Safe Patient Handling
- Skin and Wound Care
Each assessment contains a collection of challenging knowledge or scenario-based multiple choice questions, with a rationale and reference provided for all correct answers. Users can complete each assessment as often as they wish. The ARN-CAT reports the number of attempts and the last score earned. Whether you use it on yourself or as part of staff training and evaluation, the ARN-CAT is the perfect resource to help evaluate basic rehabilitation nursing skills and competencies.