28 competencies of the Family and Community Nurse

In the context of the ENhANCE project, existing WHO frameworks1 defining core competencies of a family health nurse and in community nursing were used as a basis to develop and agree on the core competencies of the Family & Community Nurse (FCN).

A panel of 23 experts from 10 different countries (representing nursing academics, regulatory board members, nursing service directors, and experts of family and community nursing) participated in three e-Delphi rounds. Each competency was correlated to meet the ESCO competencies2 of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Competencies of a family and community nurse
Download the list of competencies correlated to ESCO classification of skills2

1 WHO Framework for the “Family Health Nurse” (WHO, 2000) (last accessed 15/03/2019) and
WHO “Framework for Community Nursing Education” (WHO, 2010) (last accessed 15/03/2019)

2 ESCO is the European multilingual classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations. ESCO works as a dictionary, describing, identifying and classifying professional occupations, skills, and qualifications relevant for the EU labour market and education and training.