Nursing National Competency Standards - Everything you need to know

The nursing national competency standards for the registered nurse are the core competency standards by which your performance is assessed to obtain and retain your registration as a registered nurse in Australia.

As a registered nurse, these core nursing competency standards provide you with the framework for assessing your competence, and are used by the National Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to assess competence as part of the annual renewal of registration, to assess nurses:

  • educated overseas seeking to work in Australia
  • returning to work after breaks in service, or
  • involved in professional conduct matters.
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