Aotearoa New Zealand addiction specialty nursing competency framework (2018)

Publication date: 19 June 2018

The updated framework reflecting changes since 2012 that have occurred in legislation, policy, service provision, workforce development and nursing practice. 

The framework is a professional nursing framework designed to provide:

  • guidance on the clinical pathway for nurses working in the addiction specialty from foundation to advanced specialist
  • a description of the levels of practice of nurses working in the addiction specialty
  • clarification of the specialist level nursing practice within the addiction specialty for nurses, other practitioners, consumers, consumer advisors, employers, funding and planning personnel
  • guidance for education providers in designing curricula
  • guidance for nursing workforce development
  • the basis for application for DANA Advanced Certified Addiction Nurse (ACAN).