ANMC competency standards for nurse practitioners - a cancer control application
The ANMC competency standards for nurse practitioners establish the overall framework for preparation of nurse practitioners in Australia, regardless of setting. It is expected that all nurse practitioners, regardless of setting or specialisation, are able to demonstrate competence in the three domains and nine competency standards.
The following tables set out the ANMC standards in the left-hand column and the resulting application in a cancer context in the right-hand column.
The aim of this application is to guide nurses seeking endorsement as a nurse practitioner in a cancer control setting to more easily understand the competencies expected of them and to assist their employing organisations in formulating position descriptions and clinical-practice guidelines, and establishing scope of practice.
The three domains of practice of nurse practitioners, as defined by the ANMC, are: