SHPA support for Advanced Practice credentialing to carry on

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The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia has announced continuation of full support and guidance for members undertaking the National Credentialing Program for Advanced Practice Pharmacists.

SHPA CEO Kristin Michaels says the support given to participants in the 2015 pilot program will continue for the 2016 program.

“We will continue as a Readiness Support Organisation (RSO) and will provide individualised support and advice to assist those undertaking credentialing,” Michaels says.

“In the first instance, we will provide advice to any members considering lodging an application and a team of advisors is available for an informal discussion about the program.

“SHPA will match members applying for credentialing with a champion to provide them with ongoing support and guidance.”

Michaels says SHPA will provide a suite of services and assistance to course participants.

“These will include an online peer support forum, a webinar on ‘portfolio building’, a 360 degree feedback tool, and templates for required documentation,” she says.

“SHPA members who were credentialed in the pilot program with SHPA as their RSO have agreed to get on board to support this year’s applicants.

“SHPA has a proven track record of supporting pharmacists through the credentialing process and is a pioneering champion of lifelong professional development.

“SHPA will continue its commitment to developing rewarding career pathways for pharmacists and will provide tangible support for those members undertaking Advanced Practice Credentialing,” Michaels says.

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