Important Competencies for the Working Professional in Nursing This paper identifies three competencies from different domains and sub-domains which are important to anyone who is a health care professional (paediatric nurse). The competencies which will be explored are the following: the first competency is that the paediatric nurse is able to “evaluate the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps (shortcomings) in data sources” (Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Care, n.d., p.1); the second competency is that the nurse must “communicate effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways” (Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Care, n.d., p.2); the third competency to be explored...The end:
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