Clinical Skills

Clinical Skills

Manage nurse competency and provide consistent care anywhere, anytime

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Standardized evidence-based care with Clinical Skills

Improving decisions at the point of care requires standardized education.

Elsevier Clinical Skills is a comprehensive online solution accessible on any mobile device that enables organizations to standardize education and manage competency among their nurses, therapists and other health professionals.

By combining 1,900+ evidence-based skills and procedures with competency management functionality, Clinical Skills helps ensure that knowledge and skills are current, and reflective of best practices and the latest clinical guidelines anywhere, anytime.

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Integrate CE with Skills

Nurses can earn contact hours as they learn clinical skills and demonstrate competency, moving CE directly into the competency workflow. Skills CE follows ANCC educational design criteria and is included with Elsevier Clinical Skills at no additional cost!

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Trusted, comprehensive content

Trusted, comprehensive content

  • Authored, peer-reviewed and updated by nurses, therapists and other clinicians currently practicing in their specialties
  • Elsevier partners with subject matter experts and leading associations, and content is updated annually or more frequently if required

Competency management

Competency management

  • Facilitates comprehensive and individualized competency management and remediation, allowing educators to measure a clinician's critical thinking ability
  • Documents clinical competence and assigns education to address knowledge gaps

Measurable and actionable

Measurable and actionable

  • Establish specific learning criteria, evaluate clinicians and monitor progress, all while improving communication and streamlining administrative tasks
  • Integrates with your EHR, so clinicians have quick access to the skills and procedures they need at the point of care

Integration with nursing solutions

Integration with nursing solutions

  • License both ClinicalKey for Nursing and Clinical Skills to view your organization’s customized skills in ClinicalKey for Nursing
  • Clinical eLearning license holders can add courses to the Clinical Skills platform and access them through a single interface

Learn from Children’s Mercy Kansas City

When everyone is working from the same place and using the same checklist and the same steps, it reduces variability, improves our patient experience, and enhances the care we can provide.

– Angie Williams, BSN, RN, CPN, Manager of Clinical Informatics and Practice, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Association, society and corporate partners

We work closely with leading healthcare organizations to author, verify and update all content in our clinical solutions.

American Association of Critical-Care NursesAssociation of Rehabilitation NursesAmerican Society for Parenteral and Enteral NutritionInternational Association of Forensic NursesOncology Nursing Society


Elsevier is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Elsevier is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Learning technology partners

We work closely with other learning technology companies to provide a seamless experience to our customers.