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Initial and Continuing Competence in Education and Practice -- References

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Information online at the American Nurses' Association website.

NursingWorld | OJIN: Role Redesign: What Has It Accomplished?
Kerfoot, Karlene M., PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN (December 22, 1997). Role Redesign: What Has It Accomplished? Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Available www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol21997/No4Dec97/RoleRedesign.aspx
NursingWorld | OJIN: Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation
Barnum, Barbara Stevens, RN, PhD, FAAN (August 13, 1997). Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Available www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol21997/No3Aug97/LicensureCertificationandAccreditation.aspx
NursingWorld | OJIN: Links to Related Sources
See related links on accreditation, advance practice, and who does what in health care. Available http://www.nursingworld.org/ojin/admin/links.htm
NursingWorld | American Nurses Credentialing Center: main page (Version 2.0)
Websites at ANA that relate to accreditation for continuing education and certification. Available http://www.nursingworld.org/ancc
NursingWorld | Reading Room: Position Statement: The Right to Accept or Reject an Assignment
ANA Position Statement, The Right to Accept or Reject an Assignment. Available http://www.nursingworld.org/readroom/position/workplac/wkassign.htm
NursingWorld | TAN March/April '99: Three state nursing boards examine continued competency
Green, Alexia, PhD, RN, and Ogden, Benni S, MSE, RN (March/April, 1999) Three state nursing boards examine continued competency. The American Nurse. Vol 31. No 2. Available http://www.nursingworld.org/tan/99marapr/competen.htm
NursingWorld | The American Nurse: March/April 1999
Trossman, Susan RN (March/April, 1999) The professional portfolio: Documenting who you are, what you do The American Nurse. Volume 31, No. 2. Available http://www.nursingworld.org/tan/99marapr/index.htm
NursingWorld | TAN Jan./Feb. '99: Kaleidoscope
Should registered nurses have to periodically take an exam to be relicensed as proof of their continued competence? (Jan/Feb 1999) The American Nurse. In Kaleidoscope.
NursingWorld | Legislative Branch: State Government Relations: '99 State Legislative Trends & Analysis
State Legislative Trends Report. Scroll down to see topics related to competence and licensure.
Nursing World | ANA Policy Paper: ANA Response to Pew Commission Report
ANA Response to Pew Commission Report. Following is the text of the American Nurses Association's official response to the Pew Taskforce Report on Health Care Workforce Regulation. The ANA's response was submitted on December 5, 1996. That Pew Taskforce report, Reforming Health Care Workforce Regulation, had been issued by the Pew Taskforce in late 1995. Formal responses were solicited and will serve as the basis for a revised report to be issued in 1997.
NursingWorld | Reading Room: Position Statement Index
Scroll down list for position statements on Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. Available http://www.nursingworld.org/readroom/position/index.htm#uap

Organizations

Websites generated by groups who regulate nursing competence

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

How Does the Interstate Compact for Mutual Recognition Work? - Issues, Volume 19 Number 2 1998
NCSB. How Does the Interstate Compact for Mutual Recognition Work? Issues, Volume 19 Number 2 1998. Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/issues/vol192/compact192.asp
PN/VN Competencies - National Council Delegate Assembly Report, 1989
PN/VN Competencies. National Council Delegate Assembly Report, 1989 Available
http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/positions/pnvn.asp
Nursing Competence: The Kentucky Perspective - Issues, Volume 19 Number 2 1998
McGuire, C. MS, RN; Stanhope, M. DSN, RN, FAAN, C ; Weisenbeck, S. MS, RN, (1998) Nursing Competence: The Kentucky Perspective Issues, Volume 19 Number 2 1998 Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/issues/vol192/compky192.asp
President's Message - Issues, Volume 20 Number 2 1999
Ridenour, Joey. MNA, RN President's Message Issues, Volume 20 Number 2 1999 Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/issues/vol202/presmess202.asp
Nebraska Strategic Plan - Issues, Volume 20 Number 2 1999
Nebraska Strategic Plan. Issues, Volume 20 Number 2 1999 Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/issues/vol202/strategy202.asp
Chair's Forum - Insight, Volume 5 Number 1 1996
Lyons, Cindy M. BSN, RN. Chair's Forum, Insight: Volume 5 Number 1 1996. Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/insight/vol51/chair51.asp
Publications: Papers, Reports and Surveys
Scroll down for work on continued competence Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/papers.asp
Reforming Health Care Workforce Regulation: Policy Considerations for the 21st Century - National Council Position Paper, 1996
Response to Pew recommendation 3. Reforming Health Care Workforce Regulation Policy Considerations for the 21st Century National Council Position Paper, 1996. Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/publications/positions/pewresponse.asp#pewthree
Interprofessional Workgroup on Health Professions Regulation
News Releases related to Interprofessional Workgroup on Health Professions: Continued Competency Summit Draws 200 (7/97). Interprofessional Group Makes Recommendations for Health Care Regulatory Effectiveness (1/97). Views on the Licensure and Regulation of Health Care Professionals (11/96). Available http://www.ncsbn.org/iwhpr.html

American Association of College of Nurses

AACN - Joint Position Statement on Nursing Administration Education
Joint Position Statement on Nursing Administration Education. American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Organization of Nurse Executives Supplement to The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing. Available http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/nae.htm
AACN - A Vision of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education: The Next Decade
A Vision of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education: The Next Decade, Executive Summary Available http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/vision.htm
AACN - The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing as Minimal Preparation for Professional Practice
The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing as Minimal Preparation for Professional Practice. Position Statement Available. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/baccmin.htm
AACN - Certification and Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses
Certification and Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses. Position Statement.
Available: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/cerreg.htm

National League of Nursing

New Initiative by NLN Council to Delineate AD Competencies
Request for input on New Initiative by NLN Council to Delineate AD Competencies Available http://www.nln.org/cadpini.htm
NLN Councils
Update on Council of Associate Degree Programs Task Force Report (CADP) Task Force Report due to be published, Fall 1999.
National League for Nursing: Delphi Survey of Nursing Faculty
National League for Nursing Delphi Survey of Nursing Faculty. Round Three. Overview of "a Delphi Survey of Nursing Faculty to discover the areas of expertise essential for educators and determine the information and support necessary for faculty to be effective teachers." Available http://www.nln.org/survey_delphi.htm

International

The United Kingdom Central Council For Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting
Scroll down on left side of screen for practice, competence, and regulation issues in the United Kingdom. Available http://www.ukcc.org.uk/
Irish Nursing Board, An Bord Altranais
Scroll down on left side of screen for practice, competence, and regulation issues in the Republic of Ireland, Available
http://www.nursingboard.ie/
Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice (2nd Ed.)
"The Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice were prepared by the Standards Committee of the Canadian Federation of the Mental Health Nurses, an Associate Member of the Canadian Nurses Association." Available http://www.delmarnursing.com/frisch/canadian_standards.html

Specialty

NONPF - Evaluation Criteria
Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Available
http://www.nonpf.com/criteria.htm
Nursing Practice Nurse Alert- COMPETENCY VALIDATION
"Competency validation is a new requirement under Title 22. One of the functions of the California Code of Regulations, Title 22 is to set minimum requirements for how acute care hospitals are administered, staffed and equipped. "
Available http://www.califnurses.org/cna/np/np61798a.html
TITLE 22 - 1996 REVISIONS TO NURSING SERVICES REGULATIONS
Cal Nurse, Web edition. Provides overview of Title 22.
Continuing Competency Assessment
Continuing Competency Assessment (CCA) Program of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). "Established February 1986, in response to a request from the membership, the CCA Program is a comprehensive educational program developed to provide Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) with an opportunity to demonstrate competency in the provision of health care to women, newborns and their families. Available http://www.midwife.org/prof/ccabroch.htm#top

Government

State Boards of Nursing
State Boards of Nursing. From the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Available http://www.ncsbn.org/files/otherweb/fedstatelinks.asp
Federal Credentialing Program
Initiative to streamline health care credentialing.
Competency Validation Program Policy
"POLICY: Competency Validation Program
All Nursing Department employees will complete the appropriate Clinical Center, Nursing Department and Program of Care competencies prior to independently providing direct patient care. Annual revalidation of competencies will be documented via the Employee Performance Enhancement Program (EPEP). The attached documents comprise the Competency Validation Program: PURPOSE: To ensure that all Nursing Department employees are competent in providing direct patient care." Available http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/compvald.html

Foundations/organizations

Resources for health care that provide assistance and information on health care issues

Joint Commission on Accreditation of health care Organizations
Webpage on Performance Evaluation. "The mission of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of health care Organizations is to improve the quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations." Available http://www.jcaho.org/perfmeas_frm.html
NOCA - National Organization for Competency Assurance - Main Page
"Established in 1977, the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) is the leader in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations."
Available http://www.noca.org/
Public Health Competencies
Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. Refining and Validating Competencies: A Proposal for Next Steps. Feb 23, 1998 Available
http://www.phf.org/Link/competencies.htm
The Pew Health Professions Commission
"The Pew Health Professions Commission assists educational institutions and workforce policy makers produce health care workers who meet the changing needs of the American health care system." Available http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/pewcomm.html
Accreditation System Obsolete for Doctors, Nurses, Other Health Professionals
Press Release on accreditation of health professionals. Available http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/press_releases/accred.html
Critical Challenges: Executive Summary
Executive Summary. Critical Challenges:
Revitalizing the Health Professions for the Twenty-First Century. Available http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/summaries/challenges.html

Articles

Scholarly articles from a wide range of sources.

http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/v6n10/c18.htm
Wilson, Noel. (May 22,1998) Educational Standards and the Problem of Error. Educational Policy Analysis Archive. Vol 6. Number 10 Available http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/v6n10/c18.htm
Building IT competency
Hoffer, Erin Rae. Building IT competency.
Computerworld. Online features. 7/21/97 Available computerworld.com/home/online9697.nsf/all/970721hoffer

Other sites

Variety of resources that relate to competency

Key education competencies
A report on the key competencies for education in Australia. Available
http://www.dtec.nsw.gov.au/pilot/html/1.html
competency based pay
Competency Based Pay: Can It Help Your Company? A Presentation to Colorado Human Resource Association's Compensation Resource Group. Hoyt W. Doyel, CCP, SPHR Effective Compensation, Incorporated . Lakewood, Colorado February 2, 1995 Available
http://www.eci-us.com/Competency.html

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