Supporting competence and quality nursing care.
Most Canadian jurisdictions have a similar mandatory CCP requirement and the NANB program will also ensure that our members meet the norm of professional nursing standards that currently exist. Many of you have already participated in a CCP while employed in another jurisdiction and many of you have been calling for the establishment of this standard for some time.
For some, the establishment of this requirement has created a significant amount of anxiety concerning your ability to meet this new standard on an ongoing basis. The reality is most registered nurses are already meeting this requirement. Every day in this province registered nurses are acquiring new knowledge and skills to respond to their patients' needs, whether in an institutional, community, educational or industrial setting. The Continuing Competence Program provides a formalized framework to assist you in identifying your priorities for development over the coming year and a system to maintain personal records of your professional development.
Our commitment to you as a member of the NANB is to provide you with the information and coaching to assist you in meeting this new requirement. As this edition of Info Nursing goes to print a spring schedule of information sessions is being rolled out across the province. Additional resources have been posted on the NANB web site and will be added to throughout the year. Information sessions will be made available again in the fall and you can always access the toll free Practice Consultation Service. New Brunswick nurses have been and will continue to be leaders in advancing the profession of nursing and their commitment to the delivery of safe, quality nursing care.
Editor's note: Roxanne Tarjan is executive director of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick.
Where do NB RNs Work Hospital 65% Community/Home 13% Nursing Homes 10% Other * 12% Where do Canadian RNs Work Hospital 60% Community/Home 12% Nursing Homes 17% Other * 11% Other *: Educational facilities, correctional agencies, occupational health and research.
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|Date:||Mar 22, 2007|
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