Twelve associations currently actively involved in credentialing activities, or with well-advanced plans to become involved in this field, attended the first meeting of the Forum in December 2000. The Credentialing Forum aims to:
- Serve as a vehicle for countries with dynamic credentialing programs to communicate, consult, and collaborate with one another on trends, problems, solutions, etc.;
- Promote and enable nursing’s role at the forefront of healthcare and professional credentialing and quality assurance; and
- Advise ICN on developments and needs in the field of regulation, credentialing, and quality assurance.