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A competency framework for nurses in specialist roles

Concerns that specialist nurses undertaking endoscopies may not be carrying out enough procedures to maintain their skills (White, 2004) highlight one of the difficulties facing nurses working in specialist roles. Maintaining competencies and meeting the demands of continuing professional development can pose problems. Isolation and role ambiguity can also impinge on job satisfaction for those working in specialist roles. Understanding the realities of these roles and considering how ...

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