ANMC competency standards for enrolled nurses – a cancer control application
Enrolled nurses must meet the relevant ANMC entry-to-practice national competency standards. These competency standards are aligned with education programs which prepare enrolled nurses for entry to practice and establish an overall framework, regardless of setting. EdCaN applied these national competency standards for all enrolled nurses specifically to the care of people affected by cancer.
Each of the four core domains of practice of the enrolled nurse provide an organising framework for applying the competency standards to cancer control, thus enabling easier mapping and integration with the existing curriculum frameworks for courses preparing these nurses for entry to practice.
Resources have been developed to support enrolled nurse practice in cancer care:
- Capabilities for enrolled nurses working in cancer care
- Professional development portfolio for enrolled nurses working in cancer care
- EdCaN learning resources – enrolled nurses can access the resources and adapt as required