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Nurses' views on competency indicators for Australian nursing


Pearson, A and Fitzgerald, MA and Walsh, K, Nurses' views on competency indicators for Australian nursing, Collegian, 9, (1) pp. 36-40. ISSN 1322-7696 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60043-8


This paper reports on a project commissioned by the Australian Nursing Council Inc that sought to develop an approach to the maintenance of continuing competence in nursing broadly acceptable to nurses in all states and territories. This project involved extensive consultation with nurses, consumers and key stakeholders on appropriate competence indicators. Findings suggest that a majority of nurses support the development of competence indicators but most are confused about the nature of competence.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nursing , regulation , continuing competence , professional licensing
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
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:64170
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-07-02
Last Modified:2014-10-13

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