The PICS Framework for continuing professional development for nurses working with children and adolescents with cancer has been developed to provide CPD guidance for paediatric oncology nurses, and should complement health service-specific requirements for core skills and competencies, as well as standards for continuing professional development defined by the relevant nursing regulation agency.
It is specific to paediatric oncology practice and is aimed at registered nurses working in paediatric oncology settings.
The Framework provides high level guidance for advancing practice of the paediatric oncology workforce, and can be used by individual nurses, nurse educators and health service leaders. Within paediatric oncology nursing there are various career development pathways, including clinical care, education, advanced or enhanced scope of practice roles, research and leadership. The Framework should be utilised within the context of each individual nurse’s scope of practice and assessed levels of competency.