NMBI’s Education, Policy and Standards Department has launched the 2nd Edition of Return to Nursing Practice Programmes Standards and Requirements.
The online live launch event on 26 April, which was attended by more than 60 key stakeholders, was the culmination of a project to update the standards and requirements in response to changing priorities for nursing services at a national level.
NMBI Chief Executive, Sheila McClelland greeted stakeholders at the meeting, thanking them for their contributions to the new standards guide.
Director of Education, Policy and Standards, Carolyn Donohoe guided stakeholders through the new edition and the main updates to the sections as well as the Domains of Competency Assessment Tool that now incorporates a self-assessment step. Ms Donohoe was appreciative of the significant input which stakeholders provided at consultation stage.
“The 2nd edition aims to reflect the current healthcare nursing needs and to widen out the range of opportunities for nurses to update their levels of competence, focusing on practice areas of interest to the nurse,” said Claire Nolan from the NMBI Education Department.
Both documents are available on the NMBI website.