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.
It’s Your Career: Take Charge, provides a model nurses can use to guide their career development along with practical strategies for identifying and achieving success and satisfaction as they define it.
This handbook describes the characteristics and qualities primarily of nurses who discover and apply innovative mechanisms to deliver services to patients or clients, whether the nurse is self-employed or employed by a health service. The focus is primarily on discovering what it takes to become a successful nurse entrepreneur or intrapreneur. 74...
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.
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
This toolkit is part of a learning package that describes the policy framework, key stakeholders and processes that underpin the ever increasing phenomenon of trade in goods and services. It specifically focuses on the General Agreement in Trade and Services (GATS) and the Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) that impact not only our daily lives but also...
Finding the appropriate tool to measure workload is key in deciding appropriate staffing levels that permit the delivery of quality services. Low staffing levels and increasingly heavy workloads threaten the delivery of quality patient care.
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