Establishing Policy Foundations and Regulatory Systems to Enhance Nursing Practice in the United Arab Emirates

Sharon M. Brownie, Lyndal H. Hunter, Salah Aqtash, Gary E. Day

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Abstract

In 2009, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a Nursing and Midwifery Council with a mandate to develop standards for the registration and regulation of nursing and midwifery and to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce. Priorities included workforce Emiratization and the development of regulatory standards to support advanced and speciality nursing practice and new models of care—particularly for the management of noncommunicable diseases. This article provides background, context for, and best practice inputs to the effort to provide one unified framework of nursing regulation and licensure across the whole of the UAE. This article is intended for nurse leaders, policy makers, and regulators who are reviewing or developing nursing regulatory processes and advancing nursing workforce capacity building activities; and nurse educators and nurses wishing to work in the UAE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-50
Number of pages13
JournalPolicy, Politics, and Nursing Practice
Volume16
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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