Why force nurses to prove competence?
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Why force nurses to prove competence?

Virginia Beckerman Senior lecturer in children’s nursing, Swansea University

Skills passports would allow nurses to move between employers without having to re-do training for all-too-familiar competencies

I have been fortunate enough over my career to work in several clinical environments. I’ve worked in paediatrics in inner-city hospitals, a mixed adult/paediatric emergency department in regional Victoria, Australia and specialist tertiary care centres. I was an agency nurse in London, working in community children’s nursing, adult emergency departments and district nursing.

Nursing Standard. 38, 9, 56-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.9.56.s16

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