CARE Centre’s Competency Assessment Supplement (CAS) Three-Day Workshop

CARE Centre has developed a comprehensive three-day workshop to assist CNO applicants with their CAS submission. Sessions are delivered several times a year.

A Competency Assessment Supplement (or CAS) is a document that you complete after the CNO has done an assessment of your nursing education and practice. If the CNO asks you to complete one, it means the CNO has identified gaps in your nursing knowledge, skill, and judgment that must be addressed before you are eligible to be registered in Ontario. Completing a CAS gives you the opportunity to fill in those gaps by giving examples from your own nursing education and experience that show how you demonstrated those competencies in your day-to-day practice.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the competencies related to the elements of communication, critical inquiry, problem-solving, leadership, research, assessment, health promotion, and ethical/legal/social/political considerations
  • Use the nursing process and critical thinking as a framework to structure CAS scenarios
  • Identify past experiences applicable to a scenario
  • Describe a rationale
  • Provide a rationale for each intervention and identify the competencies included in the scenario
  • Know the factors/questions to be considered in developing a scenario
  • Develop CAS scenarios