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DC: Professionalism DC-08: Fitness to Practice
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
DC-08-01 Demonstrate knowledge of the physical / mental capacity necessary for a nurse to provide nursing care that is safe, competent, effective and of high quality.
  Demonstrate ability to manage one's own life to maintain and improve personal wellness by:          
  • accepting responsibility and accountability for own actions
  • DC-08-03
  • preventing and dealing with stress as necessary
  • DC-08-04
  • accessing self-care and support networks as necessary
  • DC-08-05
  • maintaining positive self-esteem and attitude
  • DC-08-06
  • striving to live a balanced and healthy life.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to recognize factors that may inhibit fitness to practice such as:          
  • personal limitations such as physical or mental health
  • DC-08-08
  • family and environmental issues
  • DC-08-09
  • substance abuse problems.
  • DC-08-10 Demonstrate ability to recognize when fitness to practice is compromised and take action.
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