The revised National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education have been published by CC3N. They were initially published by CC3N in 2011 as a framework to support post-registration critical care nurse education. The updated 2016 second edition provides guidance to Higher Education Institutions, NHS Trusts & Commissioners on the benefits of having a standardised and transferable approach to critical care nurse education in the U.K. The core curriculum and competencies provide career and professional development for nurses whilst both enhancing patient safety and patient care. The BACCN and other professional organisations were involved in the development of these national standards for critical care nurse education. The BACCN actively supports the implementation of these standards across the U.K.
Dr Tim Collins & Patricia McCready
BACCN Professional Advisors
BACCN National Board