ARNPEI Registration and Licensing Policy

Approved by Council, March 28, 2008 1 Continuing Competence Policy

DEFINITION

Continuing competence is the ongoing ability of a registered nurse to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, judgment, and interpersonal attributes required to practice safely and ethically in a designated role and setting.

PURPOSE

An important component of RN registration, licensure and professional practice is continuing competence. Continuing competence promotes good practice, and contributes to the quality of nursing practice and best possible client outcomes. Assessment of continuing competence assures the public that the nurse has the ability to practice safely, ethically and competently.

POLICY

Applicants must meet the continuing competence requirements as set forth by ARNPEI, or by the jurisdiction in which the nurse is currently registered/licensed or was most recently registered. Applicants must not have had conditions placed on their registration or had their registration suspended / cancelled / revoked / terminated for reasons of incompetence, or misconduct or had resigned in other than good standing.

Continuing Competence Requirements

Effective November 1, 2004, the applicant must make a written declaration and indicate whether he/she meets the practice hours requirement and the personal reflective practice review requirements, as stated below:

1) Practice Hours Requirement (in the five years preceding renewal) In order to satisfy the practice hours requirement, an applicant shall provide satisfactory evidence of having:
a) engaged in the practice of nursing for at least 1125 hours, or
b) successfully completed a basic nursing education program at an approved school of nursing, or
c) successfully completed an approved nursing refresher program.
2) Personal Reflective Review Requirements (in the 1 year preceding renewal) In order to satisfy the reflective practice requirements, an applicant shall provide satisfactory evidence of having:
a) completed a self-assessment of his/her personal professional practice using the Standards for Nursing Practice and Code of Ethics;
b) sought and received peer feedback;
c) developed and implemented a learning plan based upon the self-assessment and peer feedback;
d) evaluated the impact of this learning on his/her professional practice.

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ARNPEI Registration and Licensing Policy

Approved by Council, March 28, 2008 1 Continuing Competence Policy

DEFINITION

Continuing competence is the ongoing ability of a registered nurse to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, judgment, and interpersonal attributes required to practice safely and ethically in a designated role and setting.

PURPOSE

An important component of RN registration, licensure and professional practice is continuing competence. Continuing competence promotes good practice, and contributes to the quality of nursing practice and best possible client outcomes. Assessment of continuing competence assures the public that the nurse has the ability to practice safely, ethically and competently.

POLICY

Applicants must meet the continuing competence requirements as set forth by ARNPEI, or by the jurisdiction in which the nurse is currently registered/licensed or was most recently registered. Applicants must not have had conditions placed on their registration or had their registration suspended / cancelled / revoked / terminated for reasons of incompetence, or misconduct or had resigned in other than good standing.

Continuing Competence Requirements

Effective November 1, 2004, the applicant must make a written declaration and indicate whether he/she meets the practice hours requirement and the personal reflective practice review requirements, as stated below:

1) Practice Hours Requirement (in the five years preceding renewal) In order to satisfy the practice hours requirement, an applicant shall provide satisfactory evidence of having:
a) engaged in the practice of nursing for at least 1125 hours, or
b) successfully completed a basic nursing education program at an approved school of nursing, or
c) successfully completed an approved nursing refresher program.
2) Personal Reflective Review Requirements (in the 1 year preceding renewal) In order to satisfy the reflective practice requirements, an applicant shall provide satisfactory evidence of having:
a) completed a self-assessment of his/her personal professional practice using the Standards for Nursing Practice and Code of Ethics;
b) sought and received peer feedback;
c) developed and implemented a learning plan based upon the self-assessment and peer feedback;
d) evaluated the impact of this learning on his/her professional practice.