Versant® Competency Assessment, Acquisition & Tracking System (VCATS®)
In our complex healthcare environment, a nurse’s competence and confidence level is critical to patient safety. Rapid advances in science and medicine and evolving changes in policies and regulations, requires healthcare organizations to conduct efficient and comprehensive competency evaluations.
For more than a decade, we have worked with over 90 hospitals across the nation as the leader in transitioning new graduate nurses to practice and assisting experienced nurses transition to new specialty areas. Developed by Versant®, VCATS® is based on what our clients have consistently told us they need—a user-friendly system that will easily track and provide a transparent way to evaluate competencies throughout a nurse’s career within their organization.
Versant’s® innovative web-based Competency Assessment, Acquisition & Tracking System, VCATS®, is designed to provide our clients with a fluid, intuitive and easy to use competency system.
The key elements of VCATS®:
- Clinical and non-clinical competencies focused on various specialties
- Adaptable to the advancement of clinical standards, policy updates and changes in patient needs
- Real-time documentation of competency validation
- Expedited communication and notification of competencies to key individuals
- Efficient data collection and reporting
The organizational benefits:
Empower nurses — VCATS® allows nurses to take responsibility for their professional development. Our system automatically notifies nurses of upcoming competency evaluations, licensing and certification renewals while managers can easily track individual progress.
Standard of Care — VCATS® is an easy-to-use system that ensures standardized competencies for those with similar responsibilities, regardless of specialty area; thereby ensuring a single standard of care. At the same time, competencies can be customized to the specific needs of nurses within multiple specialties, based on their assigned department, level of experience and types of patients they provide care for.
Flow of Information — We have created simple steps for our clients to easily generate custom, specialty-specific competency assessments, as well as track and maintain staff certifications and licensure in real-time. Having organized, actionable data allows for accurate measurement of ongoing knowledge and skill development and use of evidence-based practice for safe performance and progress towards their organization’s goals.