History of the Forum:
For ten years ICN had a credentialing forum composing of twelve National Nursing Associations that were actively involved in credentialing activities. The first Credentialing Forum took place in Washington DC in 2000. In 2005 ICN also established a Regulators Forum.
Between 2005 and 2009 each NNA in membership of the credentialing forum extended an invitation to the regulatory body for the country to join them in participating in the Credentialing Forum. In addition, a separate Regulators Forum took place either in conjunction with the Credentialing Forum or with the meetings that took place around the World Health Assembly which occurred in even years (e.g., 2006, 2008). In 2009 it was decided that these two structures should be combined and from 2010 on a combined event would take place. This decision was reaffirmed at the first joint forum.
The Credentialing and Regulators Forum aims to:
- Serve as a vehicle for countries with an interest in developing dynamic regulatory processes and 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 the development of contemporary regulatory and credentialing systems; and
- Advise ICN on developments and needs in the field of regulation, credentialing, and quality assurance.
Credentialing and Regulators Forum
SIXTH MEETING, 2-4 NOVEMBER 2015, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES