Get the basics right and the advanced skills will follow

09 May 2024
Volume 33 · Issue 9

Due to the historic lack of career structure and development frameworks for urology nursing (and nursing per se), we need to take our education where we can find it. The UK is now seeing the emergence of several different competency and credentialing frameworks for advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs), which have answered the growing demand for recognition and expectations of levels of practice delivered by such health professionals.

Within urology as a clinical specialism, the Educational Framework for Urological Nursing (EFUN) seeks to provide a similar set of learning outcomes to help us to demonstrate our knowledge and expertise at the defined level. The first iteration of the EFUN has been created and reviewed by our global colleagues in the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) and the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS) and will soon be available for your appraisal too. As a British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) member, you will be involved in the decision-making behind this project so please do look out for important news of this in our forthcoming communications.

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