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Cover image for lecture: Protecting Your Nursing Qualifications - Recency of Practice

Lecture Overview

"How does a nurse who has been employed for a long time in non-nurse activities (e.g. medical secretary, drug company representative, beauty therapist) end up no longer sufficiently competent to remain registered as an enrolled or registered nurse? This session uses case scenarios to highlight the importance of CPD and explains the term 'recency of practice' in the nursing and midwifery context."


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Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile


32 Total Rating(s)
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Christine Austin
18 Feb 2020

This provided a good overall description of recency of practice requirments and the process of gaining registration once you have taken a break for a period of time.

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18 Feb 2020

Well presented.Informative and relative to my practice scope.

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Kylie Lalor
10 Jan 2020

Interesting, factual and concise

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Michele Selby
29 Oct 2019

Good information

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bronwyn ann beecroft
29 Jun 2019

Well presented

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Kaung Lynn
12 May 2019

short and clear.

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Luita Casey
07 May 2019

I found this resource very useful.

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Luita Casey
07 May 2019

I found this resource very useful.

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Alvina Lund
05 May 2019


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Maryann Sussovich
13 Apr 2019

helpful to gain understanding the standards required to maintain nursing registration at all times to ensure safe practise

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Total Rating(s)  32
First Published15 August 2018
Updated15 August 2018
Expires 20 May 2020
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