Nursing and Midwifery Competency Framework
- The new competence framework does not rely on validators. Instead, the following principles apply regarding preceptor competence to assess others:
- All preceptors must complete the QCHP accredited HMC Preceptor Program, including demonstration of the preceptor competencies in practice, before confirming the competence of others.
- Preceptors who demonstrate core, specialist and preceptor competencies through their overall performance are considered competent to holistically assess other staff working within the same scope of practice.
- Preceptors are professionally accountable for the decisions they make about the competence of others to practice safely, confidently and compassionately.