Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency nursing: a review of the evidence
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Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency nursing: a review of the evidence

Laura Burnet Lead practice development nurse, emergency department, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, England

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017) Emergency Care Association National Curriculum and Competency Framework for Emergency Nursing to inform the process of implementation in an emergency department. The search for evidence was guided by questions designed to reveal implications relevant to implementation of the framework. Implications identified include a need to let stakeholders know the evidence base is mostly expert opinion, clarify the terms ‘competence’ and ‘competencies’ and address concerns about validity and reliability of competency-based assessment. These implications should enhance the progress of the implementation project.

Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2019.e1898

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Correspondence

laura.burnet@nhs.net

Conflict of interest

None declared

Burnet L (2019) Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency nursing: a review of the evidence. Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2019.e1898

Published online: 05 February 2019

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