KSA Examples for Nurses

If you need to write KSA answers to apply for a nursing position with the federal government, we can help. We’ve been writing KSA answers for nurses and other healthcare professionals since 2005 and would love to help you as well. Below you will see some sample nurse KSA statements:

  1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
  2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new [NAs] by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.
  3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.
  4. Knowledge of clinical scheduling procedures.

For this KSA, here’s part of an example answer…

Upon completion of the US Army Practical Nurse Course I developed extensive knowledge of missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems in general and in the country at large. I am aware of the unique characteristics of specific health care delivery systems. I am familiar with regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups and I am well able to reconcile contradictory requirements in preparing staff recommendations and/or in coordinating clinical scheduling services…

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