I agree that Quality of Care (competence) is a very important standard. However, it must be an internal value of the nurse. For example, many states require continuing education to maintain a nursing license. In many states, the nurse must have a specified number of continuing education to renew a license (Hood, 2014). It is an interesting topic which likely has complex answers. Does specific education guarantee that a nurse is competent in nursing? Does this education improve a nurse’s practice and competence?
Hood, L.J. (2014). Leddy & Pepper’s Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing (8th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/LippincottWilliams & Wilkins.