These frameworks describe the knowledge and skills required by nurses to practice in specialty areas such as diabetes and addiction nursing.
Visit the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre website to view the following knowledge and skills frameworks:
- New Zealand Pain Management Knowledge and Skills Framework for Registered Nurses (2013)
- National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework (2009).
A knowledge and skills framework for endoscopy nursing is being developed. Visit the Bay of Plenty DHB website for more information.
Endorsement of knowledge and skills frameworks
In April 2011, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, College of Nurses Aotearoa, Te Ao Maramatanga (NZ College of Mental Health Nurses) and Te Kaunihera O Nga Neehi Māori o Aotearoa (National Council of Māori Nurses) formed the National Nursing Consortium to provide for a national endorsement process of professional standards and knowledge and skills frameworks.
Specialty nursing groups seeking wider national recognition of their standards or knowledge and skills frameworks may make application to the consortium for this recognition. The consortium assesses applications against criteria determining specialities of practice, content requirements and process for development.