Continuing competence and the regulation of nursing practice

Pearson, Alan, FitzGerald, Mary, Walsh, Kenneth, and Borbasi, Sally (2002) Continuing competence and the regulation of nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Management, 10 (6). pp. 357-364.

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A study commissioned by the Australian Nursing Council Inc. sought to develop an approach to the maintenance of continuing competence in nursing that is broadly acceptable to nurses in all States and Territories. the study involved a comprehensive review of the international literature and this paper provides an overview of statutory regulation of professions with particular reference to regulation of the nursing profession. a definition of competence and comptetencies and a discussion of beginning and continuing professional competence are presented, followed by a review of current indicators of continuing professional competence used by a variety of professsions in Australia.

Item ID: 1197
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2834
Keywords: Continuing competence and professional licensing, Nursing regulation.
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Copyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at

Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 0%
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