RCNI qualifications


Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Å’National Minimum Standards: Care Homes for Older People¹, which comes into effect on 1 April 2002, requires that all staff in a managerial position hold a management qualification by January 2005. The Royal College of Nursing Institute (RCNI) is offering a number of distance learning courses, including the Diploma in Health Services Management, to help meet this need for management qualifications in the health and social care sector. This is a professional diploma at undergraduate level, teaching competencies relevant to practice in care homes and other organisations with a role in delivering health or social care to any client group. Programme director Julie Hyde said the RCNI was already receiving enquiries and applications from staff in all parts of the sector. “The Diploma in Health Services Management programme is open to everyone working in the health and social care sector,” Mrs Hyde said. “It is not mandatory to hold a nursing or other clinical qualification providing that you can demonstrate t





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