ARNPEI Registration and Licensing Policy
Approved by Council, March 28, 2008 1 Continuing Competence Policy
Continuing competence is the ongoing ability of a registered nurse to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, judgment, and interpersonal attributes required to practice safely and ethically in a designated role and setting.
An important component of RN registration, licensure and professional practice is continuing competence. Continuing competence promotes good practice, and contributes to the quality of nursing practice and best possible client outcomes. Assessment of continuing competence assures the public that the nurse has the ability to practice safely, ethically and competently.
Applicants must meet the continuing competence requirements as set forth by ARNPEI, or by the jurisdiction in which the nurse is currently registered/licensed or was most recently registered. Applicants must not have had conditions placed on their registration or had their registration suspended / cancelled / revoked / terminated for reasons of incompetence, or misconduct or had resigned in other than good standing.
Continuing Competence Requirements
Effective November 1, 2004, the applicant must make a written declaration and indicate whether he/she meets the practice hours requirement and the personal reflective practice review requirements, as stated below:
1) Practice Hours Requirement (in the five years preceding renewal) In order to satisfy the practice hours requirement, an applicant shall provide satisfactory evidence of having: