Nursing Clinical Skills

Clinical skills for nursing gives your students a consistent, 360-degree look at the most important nursing skills including communication, clinical practical skills and clinical decision making in nursing. This allows students to become familiar with a standardized skills competency format they will encounter throughout their nursing education before they ever step foot in the clinical environment. Best of all, this remarkable training product includes competency checklists and interactive quizzes for each skill to help you easily keep tabs on your students’ progress.

Explore what our nursing clinical skills can do:

1,200+ skills, 10 disciplines, 1 consistent format.

What will your program get out of Clinical Skills adoption?

Standard Format

A standardized, intuitive format for all specialties and skills gives your nursing program a consistent way to teach, perform, and evaluate nursing clinical skills across the curriculum.


Competency-based learning supports standard QSEN nursing competencies and student evaluation.

Continually Updated

Continually updated, evidence-based content is reviewed and revised annually by clinical nursing skills experts to reflect changes in practice as they arise.

Easy to Access

Convenient, web-based delivery uses the same professional format that practicing nurses use to train.

Instructor Support

Curriculum correlation guides show how to incorporate various skills activities into lesson plans, allowing your students to develop nursing communication skills in practice.

Performance Data

Answers with rationales are included for all skill competency tests and a grade book makes it easy to measure student performance.

Elsevier Clinical Skills
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Standardize skills learning throughout your entire curriculum

Content for every skill in each collection stems from a combination of Elsevier texts, clinical skills experts, and various nursing organizations such as the AACN, AWHONN, ASPEN, and others. These 10 collections span the entire nursing curriculum and are the same training tools used by professional nurses in practice today.