Self-Employed Practice Guidelines for Nurses

Consultation Type:
Closed with Summary

Consultation Overview

This is a revised practice guideline replacing the singular legacy Colleges documents on Self Employed practice. We requested feedback from nurses to ensure we developed a relevant and useful practice guideline that will support nurses to provide safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing services.

Consultation Participation and Response

We requested feedback using an online survey and received responses from 8 nurses with half of the respondents having feedback and outstanding questions around their professional accountability related to Self Employed practice after reviewing the guideline.

Impact on the Project

Thank you for providing your feedback on the Self Employment Practice Guideline. Below explains how we incorporated this feedback into the guideline.

Feedback requesting an increased emphasis on the appropriate use of designations and credentials was received. Call out boxes were used to emphasize this area of the practice guideline.

An appendix with additional examples of potential conflicts of interest was requested. There are four examples of potential conflicts of interest in the document, therefore an appendix was not added. We encourage anyone with further question or concerns regarding a conflict of interest to contact an NSCN Practice Consultant at

Feedback to add information on infection control practices was requested. Information on infection control practices is very specific clinical information. It is not within the mandate of NSCN to provide guidance on specific clinical interventions such as infection control practices. We encourage you to seek advice in the literature and with clinical experts on best practices for infection control practices

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