Advancing Excellence in Community Health Nursing Through Evidence-Based National Standards of Practice Academic Article uri icon

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  • BACKGROUND: Current standards of practice are necessary to ensure safe nursing practice in Canada and across the world. This article aimed to describe and present findings from the rigorous review process undertaken to update the 2011 Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice. METHOD: A revision process included a scoping review of the literature, focus groups, and a modified Delphi method. RESULTS: Through the inclusive consultation process, 495 community health nurses enhanced the content of the standards with respect to cultural safety, cultural humility, Indigenous health and ways of knowing, health equity, and evidence-informed practice. CONCLUSION: This comprehensive revision process can guide other nursing specialty groups developing or revising specialized practice standards in Canada and across the world. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2021;52(4):168-175.].


  • Belita, Emily
  • Schofield, Ruth
  • Currie, Genevieve
  • Dietrich Leurer, Marie
  • Dosani, Aliyah
  • Cusack, Cheryl
  • Danaher, Audrey
  • Dilworth, Katie
  • Etowa, Josephine
  • Filion, Francoise
  • Joseph, Cheyenne
  • Lukewich, Julia
  • MacDonald, Jo-Ann
  • Reid-Haughian, Cheryl

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  • April 2021