Developing a professional recognition scheme for specialist nursing
Credentialing sets a standardised benchmark for the recognition of specialised practice in nursing. It is a mechanism that is used by nurses to promote the provision of quality health care within a given nursing specialty or area of practice.
Credentialing validates specialised knowledge, enhances professional credibility, and indicates achievement of specialist nursing standards by an individual nurse.
This website provides information about credentialing for nurses, including research, articles and links to credentialing programs.
Five specialty nursing organisations have worked collaboratively to develop a consistent, evidence based, credentialing program for specialist nurses.
The five organisations are:
- College of Emergency Nursing Australasia
Australian College of Children and Young People’s Nurses
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
Palliative Care Nurses Australia