NSCN Quality Assurance Program

Consultation Type:
Closed with Summary

Consultation Overview

NSCN obtained feedback on a new program that will replace the current Continuing Competence Program (CCP) for nurses and the Nurse Practitioner Quality Monitoring Program (NP-QMP). 

Consultation Participation and Response

We requested feedback from members of the public, nurses, managers and employers to ensure the program is clear and to leverage the consultation process as a means of raising awareness of nurses’ accountabilities related to quality assurance. 

An infographic that provided an overview of the components of the program was shared with stakeholders. We requested feedback using an online survey which including a series of short videos to illustrate the components of the program.

We received feedback from 154 stakeholders. Respondents overwhelmingly reported the new Quality Assurance Program was clear and the accountabilities of nurses to participate in the program was well understood. We also received feedback related to the administration of the program. The themes of this feedback included process, technology, and clarity of language.

Impact on the Project

The feedback will be incorporated when developing resource tools for nurses such as FAQs, fact sheets and videos. The feedback will also be used when developing processes related to the administration of the Quality Assurance Program.

Next Steps/Conclusion

The next steps of this project is the development and consultation on the NSCN by-laws. This consultation will take place in 2022 and stakeholders will be informed of the opportunity to participate through our newsletter, website and social media.

The introduction of new Quality Assurance Program is expected to take place in Fall 2022 after the program is approved by the NSCN Board. 

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