ICN firmly places the nurse specialist education and practice on the foundation of education and competencies of the generalist nurse practice. The competencies identified are those for registered nurses working in specialist clinical roles.
What are the consequences of not orientating new staff adequately? Is adaptation to a new work place or organisation really necessary? This monograph examines the concepts behind orientation and provides examples of programmes that exist for new graduate nurses, nurses returning to clinical practice after a career break, and internationally recruited nurses.
Professional nursing regulation is seen as a central component of how the health and wellbeing of our societies can be achieved and the practice of the nursing profession assured.The time has come to view nursing regulation as part of a system that is seeking to find the right balance between the quality of services, access to those services and the...
For International Nurses Day 2008, ICN chose the theme of Delivering Quality, Serving Communities Nurses Leading Primary Health Care. This kit tracks the key trends and issues in primary health care, nursing contribution and innovations, and the way forward for continued nursing leadership in PHC. 40 p. 2008
This 2009 IND kit celebrates the role of nursing in health care innovations. Through this and other initiatives, ICN wishes to ensure innovative nurse-led projects are promoted and shared, and that nurses are supported in their efforts to provide innovative solutions to the challenges and demands of health care provision. 34 p. 2009
This revised and updated monograph draws from a literature review and consultation with key informants on nurse prescribing, describes current practice and gives examples where new developments are being implemented. 94 p. 2009
For International Nurses Day 2010, ICN chose the theme: Delivering Quality, Serving Communities. Nurses Leading Chronic Care. Chronic diseases, including diabetes, affect every country in the world and the global situation can be described as a silent public health epidemic.
Nurses today work in a dynamic health care environment. Their roles and functions are constantly evolving and changing to meet patient needs as well as incorporating service needs such as workforce shortages, skill mix issues and budget constraints.
This 2011 IND kit strengthens our understanding of access and equity and the effect of inequality on health. It outlines the barriers that exist and how we can increase access and equity. It also shines a light on the importance of the social determinants of health, demonstrating how nurses can address these and in so doing improve access and ensure...
In our quest for quality and access to health care, we must constantly strive to use evidence-based approaches to nursing services. This IND Kit 2012 empowers nurses to identify what evidence to use, how to interpret the evidence, and whether the anticipated outcomes are sufficiently important to change practice and use precious resources that may be...