Role of the professional organisation in setting standards for nursing

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This paper explores a number of ways in which a professional nursing organisation may be involved in setting standards and evaluating practice. Aspects of this role will be discribed using two approaches: the paper starts off by tracing the developments in standard setting in a number of key professional nursing organisations and goes on to describe in detail how one organisation has approached the task. The paper concludes by highlighting a number of factors that need careful consideration by groups who might wish to develop similar projects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalNordic Journal of Nursing Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Quality Assurance
  • Nursing Standards


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