|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of this research was to explore the relationships between legislation, policy drivers and the continuing competence requirements for nurses in New Zealand, and to determine what constitutes international best practice for the assessment of continuing competence. The relationships between legislation, policy and continuing competence requirements of registered nurses in New Zealand have been investigated, presented and discussed in conjunction with:
a) A comprehensive evaluation of the Nursing Council of New Zealand Continuing Competence Framework; and
b) the development of a conceptual best practice model for assessment of continuing competence based on the consensus views of international nurse regulatory experts from six countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America).
It has been identified throughout this research that the adoption and implementation of Continuing Competence Fra meworks by regulatory authorities contributes to their primary regulatory purpose, which is public protection. Therefore, development of a best practice international consensus model for the assessment of continuing competence must be based on research evidence, and related to, the potential risk to public safety presented by nurses who do not continue to be competent throughout their careers.
This research has concluded that the Nursing Council of New Zealand Continuing Competence Framework is a well-accepted and recognised regulatory tool for the assessment and monitoring of continuing competence, providing an acknowledged level of functionality in terms of assuring the safety to practise of nurses and ensuring public safety. In addition, an internationally agreed best practice model for the assessment of continuing competence, derived from the consensus views of international nurse regulatory experts, has been proposed. The aim of the model is to provide a publicly credible, transparent, proportionate, consistent and afforda! ble proc ess for the assessment of continuing competence that provides assurance to the public that nurses in practice are, and continue to be, competent.||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||University of Sydney.||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||Sydney Nursing School||en_AU|
|dc.subject||Safety to practise||en_AU|
|dc.title||Relationships Between Legislation, Policy and Continuing Competence for Registered Nurses in New Zealand||en_AU|
|dc.type.pubtype||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.||en_AU|
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