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  1. Springer, Pam MS, RN
  2. Payne, Kattie PhD, RN
  3. Petermann, Barbara MSN, RN


If used effectively, performance appraisal systems keep employees focused on the vision and mission of the organization. Appraisal tools firmly grounded in desired behaviors can be effective in improving performance. The authors described the steps and development of a Behavior Anchored Rating Scale (BARS) for registered nurses and give readers information for developing behaviorally based evaluation tools.