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PDNA₂ (Domain 2)


You will be asked to rate your need for professional development (PD) for knowledge/skill statements within each task of Domain 2, Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis, using the scale below. You should consider your level of preparedness and/or if you utilize or intend to utilize the concept in your current or future practice.

Rating Description Value
No Need I have no need for PD in this area 0
Little Need I have little need for PD in this area 1
Some Need I have some need for PD in this area 2
Substantial Need I have a substantial need for PD in this area 3

Notes:
  • Any skipped statements will be assigned a "No Need" rating
  • Item responses can be changed at any time prior to ending the PDNA

When you reach the end of the PDNA, you will be asked if you want to end the assessment. If you select "Yes," your responses will be submitted for analysis and the diagnostic report will appear. If you select "No," you will remain on the last page of the PDNA. You can navigate through the PDNA to review and/or change your responses. You must return to the last page of the PDNA to submit your responses for analysis.

The diagnostic report will provide you with color-coded results based on your overall average within each task. Each result corresponds to your PD needs as shown below.

Result Description Score
LITTLE/NO NEED
Satisfied with your level of preparedness or you do not utilize or intend to utilize the concept in your current or future practice 0.0 - 0.5
MODERATE NEED
Somewhat unsatisfied with your level of preparedness and there is a need or want to utilize the concept in your current or future practice 0.5 - 2.5
SUBSTANTIAL NEED
Unsatisfied with your level of preparedness and there is a need or want to utilize the concept in your current or future practice 2.5 - 3.0

The PDNA is a result of research conducted by the BOC’s Task Force on Continuing Professional Education. The BOC board and staff acknowledge the following members of the task force and extend our thanks to them and their families: Dr. David Berry, Chair; Dr. Kirk Armstrong; Dr. Thomas Cappaert; Dr. Brian Hughes; Dr. Tim McGuine; Dr. Gail Samdperil; Dr. Stacy Walker


By entering your Certification number you will be able to easily access past assessments. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please retain the provided assessment key to access past assessments.

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