Opportunity with Inspire Global Assessments

Inspire Global Assessments, formerly known as the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), is looking for participants to be part of setting the performance standards for the HCA assessment.

This is a unique opportunity to help set the performance levels for the HCA assessment.

The task: To share feedback on the content of an HCA assessment alongside other subject matter experts. Participants will receive training on standard-setting tools and activities, evaluate HCA performance and establish estimates of performance levels. Feedback will help to improve the assessment for future candidates.

When:  HCA standard setting will be conducted in person on July 3rd and 4th from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Inspire offices in Vancouver.

To be eligible, standard-setting participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess up-to-date role registration from any of the following fields: HCA, LPN, RN, or RPN.
  • Be currently employed as an HCA, or HCA educator/researcher/employer/supervisor.
  • Demonstrate HCA experience, including work with IENs and recent graduates from Canadian institutions, in the three years preceding the standard-setting exercise.
  • Possess strong knowledge of entry-level competencies corresponding to the represented role (HCA).
  • Be available to participate in the in-person activity scheduled for July 3–4, 2024, in Vancouver.
  • For IEN participants, have completed an Inspire assessment within the last two years, undergone transitional education, and obtained registration for the represented role in the standard-setting exercise.

*Volunteer contribution will be acknowledged with a participation letter detailing the training received and the techniques used to set performance standards.

Interested? Complete this form Inspire Standard Setting Survey to apply.

Email assessmentdevelopment@inspireassessments.org if you have any questions about this opportunity.