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Emergency Care Association

Representing RCN members working in emergency care

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  • Collaborating with other forums and professional groups.
  • Promoting appropriate staffing and skill mix.
  • Facilitating discussion around best practice and innovations in care.


ECA Competencies Framework

This two-part framework developed by leading emergency nursing experts, is founded on nursing philosophy and details the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills required of emergency nurses. It provides a clear career structure for those wishing to advance in the specialism.

Part 1
Part 2

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