Cover image for lecture: Protecting Your Nursing Qualifications - Recency of Practice

Lecture Overview

"How does a nurse who has been employed for a long time in non-nurse activities (e.g. medical secretary, drug company representative, beauty therapist) end up no longer sufficiently competent to remain registered as an enrolled or registered nurse? This session uses case scenarios to highlight the importance of CPD and explains the term 'recency of practice' in the nursing and midwifery context."


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Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.




12 Total Rating(s)

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Joanne Maunes
29 Jan 2019

Reinforced what I already knew as am in the process of trying to get full registration after being out of practice for a period of time.

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Sonja Odette Benn
29 Jan 2019


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Desley French
08 Nov 2018

Very straightforward, good refresher for me

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Julie Ramsay
01 Oct 2018

It's good reviewing all these topics and subjects as I have missed having education. The more knowledge I have the better nurse I can be.

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Susan K March
16 Sep 2018

Good presentation

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Danielle cornish
12 Sep 2018

Important information expressed and easy to understand.

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Emily Mamo
07 Sep 2018

Hard to hear the questions being asked of the audience and would have been nice to hear their responses. Otherwise great lecture.

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Candace Pederson
04 Sep 2018

Very informative

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Man Wah Yiu
23 Aug 2018


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Elaine elizabeth bechaz
20 Aug 2018

Session was clear and informative and the use of a case scenario assisted in providing background as to the importance of protecting your nursing qualification.