ICN COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK FOR NURSE SPECIALIST & RELATED PROBLEMS IN CLINICAL SPECIALIZATIONS
Nurse specialist can be defined as a nurse with high qualifications & experiences in a branch of nursing on a background of competencies for general nursing practice in all branches .
There are certain standards that should be met by a nurse to be classified as specialist nurse, these standards include :
1-Education for nursing specialty should depend upon a recognized program based on education required to qualify a registered nurse ,& provides experiences & competencies in nursing specialty.
2-Preperations of the specialist nurse are according to the scope of practice & education for post-basic specialist in other professions.…show more content… (International Council of Nurses (2005 )
Specialist Nurse :
A nurse with qualifications & experiences higher than those of a general nurse, & authorized to practice as specialist nurse in one branch of nursing. (International Council of Nurses (2005)
ICN Framework of Competencies:
The core competencies of specialist nurse are identified by a process guided by the domains of ICN framework of competencies for the general nurse. So the competencies identified will be those for registered nurses working in speciality clinical areas. (Fadwa Affara, 2009, ICN Framework of Competencies for nurse specialist )
. 1- To practice as specialist nurse , an educational qualification & registeration as a general nurse are required. . 2. Nurse specialist should subscribes to all purpose, functions & ethical standards of nursing. 3. Specialty nursing practice is more advanced than the scope of general nursing practice . It includes…show more content… Specialist Breast Nurse Competency Standard ICN Framework of Competencies Ethical practice
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