Continuing Education for nursing in Quebec - Professional Standard
In September 2011, the Quebec Order of Nurses (OIIQ) adopted the professional standard for continuing education. Nurses have a responsibility to conform.
The professional standard for continuing education has the following three components:
- Effective in January 1st, 2012, the nurse participates annually in a minimum of 20 hours of continuing educational activities, which comprises at least 7 hours of accredited activities.
- At the moment of registration to renew her/his nursing license, the nurse declares the number of time that she/he has devoted to continuous educational activities and the ones that were accredited.
- The nurse keeps an annual record of her/his continuous educational activities for a period of five years.
The annual conferences organized by the Quebec PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (QPANA) are considered as continuing educational activities.