The need for core competencies in disaster nursing is overwhelming.

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Assessment Task: Competencies, scope of practice in disasters.
Details of task: The need for core competencies in disaster nursing is overwhelming. Review the literature and discuss the competing issues of competencies, expanded scope of practice, ethical practice and the ability to respond.
Word limit: 3000 words
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World Health Organization 2009 ICN Framework of Disaster Nursing Competencies Western Pacific Region

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