Certification of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses: an International Perspective

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Title Certification of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses: an International Perspective
Author Uccelli, M Messmer; Fraser, C; Battaglia, MA; Maloni, H; Wollin, Judy Ann
Journal Name The International MS Journal.
Editor Miss Rebecca Gardner
Year Published 2004
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge Medical Publications
Abstract The Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Board was formed as a special initiative of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN). The aim was to develop a certification examination for MS nursing practice. This certification should achieve the vision of the IOMSN and unite MS nurses worldwide through standard practices. Such practices are based on common knowledge and skills, and tasks that encourage the best outcome for the nurse-patient collaborative relationship. Certification allows recognition of an individual nurse's skill level, establishes a standard for all nurses treating patients with MS, improves patient care, and also benefits the neurological community. The Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse is revolutionary, as certification is an international effort to enhance and standardize MS care and develop MS nurse professionalism across borders.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=15279734&dopt=Citation
Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Cambridge University Press : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
Volume 11
Page from 44
Page to 51
ISSN 1352-8963
Date Accessioned 2005-03-10
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5564
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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