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Nursing Education Calendar
Nursing Competency Framework & Workbooks
Recognising & Responding to the Deteriorating Child Workshop
Paediatric Foundation Program
Graduate Nurse Program 2015
Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)
All RCH Nurses and midwives who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) are expected to do a minimum number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours directly relevant to their context of practice each year. The Nursing and Midwifery Board have prepared a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document that answers common queries that you might have about CPD.
RCH nursing services recommend that you regularly update your own CPD record sheet and have provided a template that you can use as part of your own professional practice portfolio.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board are responsible for the regulation of nurses and midwives in Australia and as such set the standard by which performance is assessed in order for registration to be obtained in Australia. The four scopes of practice are available as individual documents on theNursing and Midwifery Board's guideline page.
The RCH Nursing Competency Workbook provides a comprehensive overview of the RCH Nursing Competency Framework and includes many of the resources and tools to support nurses in the attainment and demonstration of competence.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 1 introduces the RCH Nursing Competency Framework, the Nursing Pathway and provides an overview of key clinical areas and nursing positions at The RCH.
Chapter 2 - Generic Competencies
Chapter 2 contains competencies for the use of all nurses working in direct patient care, regardless of area of specialty. By clearly setting expectation's for the standards of care at the RCH, the use and completion of these competencies assist in guiding safe neonatal, child and adolescent nursing practice.
Chapter 3 - Specialty Competencies
Chapter 3 contains competency assessment forms for specialty practice. It builds on the competencies contained in Chapter 2 by making explicit the expectation's of nurses working in designated areas. In addition to being available as a chapter for a designated area, specialty competency assessment forms are available individually. As nurses move to a new specialty they are able to add a new Chapter 3 to their workbook. Should a particular need be identified in a designated area, an individual assessment form from another specialty may be added.
Appendix 1 provides orientation information for key clinical areas. Each clinical area has its own Appendix 1 to guide and support new nursing staff.
Appendix 2 is an index of ALL specialty competencies, including which designated areas the competencies are relevant for.
Funded through donations made to The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Postgraduate Nursing Scholarships are offered to provide financial assistance for coursework fees associated with postgraduate nursing education.
APPLICATIONS FOR STUDIES IN SEMESTER 2, 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED AND APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL OUTCOME.
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