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RCN credentialing: Assessing advanced level practice

As the RCN’s new scheme to offer accreditation for advanced nurse practitioners gathers pace, Lynne Pearce talks to project manager Nick Paterson about how nurses with the relevant skills can become paid assessors.
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As the RCN’s new scheme to offer accreditation for advanced nurse practitioners gathers pace, Lynne Pearce talks to project manager Nick Paterson about how nurses with the relevant skills can become paid assessors

The RCN has so far recruited 16 assessors for the next stage of its credentialing programme – the early adopter phase – which runs until April. The scheme is then expected to launch fully, and may require further recruitment.

‘Depending on whether demand is high, we will start recruiting again,’ says the RCN’s project manager Nick Paterson.

Assessors are independent and paid a daily rate of £250, with an expectation that around five assessments will be completed in a day. There has already been a great deal of interest. ‘We’ve had no problems

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