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Professional governance

Professional governance concerns the development, implementation and evaluation of the legislation, regulations, standards and policies that govern the nursing and midwifery professions. Developing and implementing effective professional governance is core to the Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer's (OCNMO) Professional Capability program. Ensuring that nurses and midwives are appropriately prepared for practice, and that they continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, is essential to ensuring health care quality and safety.

The Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer is advancing work on:

  • Transitional arrangements for Remote and Isolated Practice Endorsed Nurse's (RIPEN)
  • Nurse Credentialing
  • Rural and Remote Clinical Supervision
  • Journey to Excellence (Magnet and Pathway Programs)
  • Nurse Sensitive Indicators

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Last updated: 3 July 2018