Continued professional competence and portfolios.

@article{Byrne2007ContinuedPC,
  title={Continued professional competence and portfolios.},
  author={Michelle Byrne and Teresa Delarose and Cecil A King and J. Leske and Kathryn G Sapnas and Kathryn Schroeter},
  journal={Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={24-31}
}
It is traditionally assumed that licensure of healthcare professionals means that they are minimally competent. Many nursing specialty organizations offer examinations and other processes for certification, suggesting that certification is associated with continued competency. Can standardized examination for certification and continuing education for recertification ensure continued competency? Continuing education and testing provide a limited picture of an individual's knowledge and/or skill… CONTINUE READING

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