The National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing In New Zealand was developed by the Palliative Care and Cancer Nurses Education Group (PCNEG) as part of the implementation of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy and Action Plan 2005-2010.
The publication provides a framework for registered nurses’ professional development and describes nursing competencies that outline the practice expectations of nurses working in cancer control. The content is set out in two parts:
- Part one describes the purpose, aim and objectives of the Framework, the scope and context for cancer nursing in New Zealand, a model for nursing in cancer control and professional development for cancer nurses.
- Part two sets out the core cancer nursing competencies in cancer control and the speciality nursing competencies in cancer care.