NCC Discusses Continuing Competency at NANN

NCC President, Robin L. Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, presented "NCC Certification: Understanding Continuing Competency" at NANN's 29th Annual Educational Conference.

The presentation discusses the transformation of health care and changes in certification that have been impacting nursing for over a decade. Including highlights from the 1999 IOM Report: To Err is Human, outcomes from the 2005 NCSBN Continued Competence Advisory Panel and NCC's proactive response.

Competency and Health Care ReformNCC responded by developing a program that would:• Validate knowledge competencies related to the certification that is consistent with the current educational curriculum, national standards of practice and the current practice• Demonstrate maintenance of knowledge competencies over time.

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NCC is a not for profit organization that provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care professionals. NCC is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies and has awarded more than 120,000 certifications or certificates of added qualification, since its inception in 1975.



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