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A survey of nurses views on indicators for continuing competence in nursing


Pearson, A and Fitzgerald, MA, A survey of nurses views on indicators for continuing competence in nursing, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19, (1) pp. 20-26. ISSN 0813-0531 (2001) [Refereed Article]


The study, commissioned by the Australian Nursing Council Inc. (ANCI), sought to develop an approach to the maintenance of continuing competence in nursing broadly acceptable to nurses in all States and Territories and included the conduct of a postal survey of registered nurses (RNs) throughout Australia. An options booklet and accompanying questionnaire were posted to a random sample of 2 % of RNs from all Sates and the Northern Territory in Australia. The sample consisted of 4,133 RNs and 1,005 completed questionnaires were returned representing a 24.3% response rate. Data were analysed using SPSSX. The results suggest that respondents most favoured the introduction of a signed declaration of competence for all nurses seeking annual relicensing and the conduct of random competency audits by nursing regulatory authorities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nurse Attitudes; Licensure; Professional Development; Clinical Competence;
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)
ID Code:64172
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-07-02
Last Modified:2010-07-02

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