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Continuing competence and the regulation of nursing practice


Pearson, A and Fitzgerald, MA and Walsh, K and Borbasi, S, Continuing competence and the regulation of nursing practice, Journal of Nursing Management, 10, (6) pp. 357-364. ISSN 0966-0429 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2834.2002.00339.x


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 competencies 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 professions in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:continuing competence and professional licensing, nursing regulation
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Aged care nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
UTAS Author:Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)
ID Code:64090
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-06-28
Last Modified:2014-10-13

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