The Credential Process

Credentialing is a process used to assign specific clinical responsibilities to health practitioners on the basis of their education. It commences on appointment and continues for the period of employment. 

A credential recognises the knowledge, skills and experience of a professional to perform agreed clinical activities within a designated environment. 

For this programme, nurses submit a portfolio that includes evidence of programme attendance, information about their primary healthcare nursing role and three pieces of reflective writing for assessment to the college.  The nurse is awarded a credential if the portfolio passes the programme assessment.

Nurses receive a credential certificate and become associate members of the college for one year, free of charge.