Relias Assessments: Nursing & Allied Health Specialties

Assessments For Nursing & Allied Health

Identify and retain your best clinicians from the start.

Relias Assessments


Relias Assessments is the national leader in holistic, healthcare assessments. Using assessments to make informed hiring and placement decisions, results in long-term nurse success, satisfaction, and retention.

Holistic Assessment

Evaluate clinical competency, situational competency, and behavioral characteristics to predict nurse success in a role.

Externally Validated

External experts have confirmed a statistically significant relationship between candidates’ scores and their ultimate job performance.

Multiple Use Cases

Use pre hire for applicant screening, selection, and placement, and post hire for development, competency evaluation, and succession planning.

100% EEOC Compliant

Assessments adhere to the Federal Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures to ensure job relevance and inclusion for all protected groups.

“A formally validated assessment process evaluating the whole candidate — clinical skills, personality and interpersonal skills- has demonstrated impressive results in improving retention rates.”


Relias Assessments provides a combined, weighted score for each candidate to predict a nurse’s likelihood of success in a specific role. So how does it exactly work?

Interview Questions

Access job-specific interview questions generated from assessment reports, to determine potential fit in specific roles.

Data-Driven Hiring

Select nurses with the right mix of clinical competency, behavioral characteristics, and interpersonal skills.

Strategic Placement

Place nurses in the role and specialty area best suited to their personality and skill sets.

Types of Clinical Assessments

Clinical Healthcare Assessments

Provides insight into job knowledge and critical skills you need a nurse to have on day one, specialty-by-specialty.

This Assessment Includes:

  • Administering Medications

  • Problem Solving

  • Report Transitioning

  • Critical Thinking

  • Multitasking

  • Assertiveness

Situational Healthcare Assessments

Utilizes video simulations to assess how a nurse candidate would respond in various clinical scenarios.

This Assessment Includes:

  • Patient Care

  • Developing Patient Relationships

  • Verbal Communication

  • Patient Customer Service

  • Patient Care Plan Management

  • Conflict Resolution

Behavioral Healthcare Assessments

Assesses personality attributes, such as a clinician's teamwork skills and ability to handle high stress environments. Helps determine a candidate’s suitability for a particular role.

This Assessment Includes:

  • Accountability

  • Honesty & Conscientiousness

  • Conflict Resolution

  • New Technique Application

  • Delegating/Managing Patient Care

  • Change Adaptation

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“Relias Assessments is an evidence-based tool that allows nurse managers, educators and HR to make smart hiring decisions.”


More and more, hospitals are hiring from a limited applicant pool. Relias Assessments provides robust reporting with rich data that can be used after hire. Assessments data helps you identify developmental areas, continuously measure competencies, and cultivate future leaders.

Onboarding Supplement

Gain insight into individual’s knowledge and skill gaps that need to be addressed during the onboarding process.

Competency Evaluation

Measure annual competency for incumbent nurses, lateral transfers, as well as float pool personnel, per diem nurses, and traveling nurses.

Interpersonal Interaction

Provide recommendations on how to best work with an individual based on personality attributes and learning styles.

Nurse Succession Planning

Measure competencies unique to being a preceptor, charge nurse, and clinical nurse manager and identify those with personality traits to lead.

“Relias Assessments is an evidence-based tool that allows nurse managers, educators, HR to make smart hiring decisions.”


Reduced Turnover

Within two years, a large regional hospital system experienced an 81 percent reduction in turnover, and a community hospital experienced a 79 percent drop in turnover.

Increased Satisfaction

A Midwest academic medical center improved Casey-Fink GN ratings across 100 percent of items surveyed, reporting increases ranging from 7 to 53 percentage points.

Reduced Onboarding Time

A large west coast health system reduced one cohort’s precepted onboarding from 18 weeks to 12 weeks and reported a cost-savings of $300 thousand.


Hear our Director of Clinical Solutions, Leslie Jeffries MSN BSN RN, share the multifaceted value of assessments during the nurse hiring process and throughout the continuum of employment.

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