1. Salmela, Lynn M. MA, RN, NPD-BC
  2. LaValley, Michelle L. MSN, RN, ONC


Wright's competency assessment model is well known, yet implementation has been largely challenging. Some organizations have attempted enterprise-wide implementation. This article summarizes how Wright's model was used from a specific topic perspective. Centralized nursing professional development practitioners created flexible competency validation guidelines and supplemental tools (literature review, exemplar, and peer review) for use by sedation nurses regardless of experience or practice setting. Post-implementation data show 62% adoption of new validation methods after 1 year.