Thank you to the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia for permission to adapt their case study.
Rachel, a public health nurse, often runs immunization clinics for infants and children. Lately, she has been asked a lot of tough questions about vaccines and their side effects.
Through identifying and addressing a learning need, Rachel is engaging in continuing competence.
These professional development opportunities form the basis of a plan that guides the continuing competence activities nurses undertake. The activities occur every day and throughout the year in practice situations. Meeting this obligation is an important way to promote high practice standards and maintain the public's trust in registered nurses.
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