Competencies for nurses working in primary health care

Nurses have a key role to play in primary care in expanding, connecting and coordinating care. Through their training and work, they are well placed and have been shown to provide safe and effective care in disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and rehabilitation. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and inspiration for policymakers, instructors, managers and clinicians who are seeking to develop and secure competencies among their nursing workforce in primary care. These should be adjusted to each country’s context.