What is a Peer Reviewer?
Credentialing for Nurses (C4N) is the only nationally consistent recognition for specialist nurses. Credentialing is the formal mechanism used to verify the qualifications, experience, professional standing and other relevant professional attributes of nurses for the purpose of assessing their professional suitability to be recognised as a specialist nurse who is practicing beyond entry level.
Peer review is fundamental to the quality of the C4N program and the transparency of assessment of applications for credentialing.
A peer reviewer is a nurse with relevant experience in the speciality who has the knowledge and skills to assess credentialing applications against a set of established criteria under the governance of a specialist nursing organisation’s Credentialing Committee and within the parameters of the C4N policies.
Interested in becoming a Peer Reviewer?
a financial member of the speciality organisation?
currently credentialed within your speciality?
committed to the promotion of credentialing and quality improvement within your nursing speciality?
willing to complete training as provided by the speciality organisation?
able to maintain confidentiality, privacy, objectivity, fairness and rigour when conducting a review?
Then please contact your specialty organisation for further information. All Peer Reviewer applications will be reviewed by the relevant Credentialing Committee. Please note that the role of a Peer Reviewer is an honorary appointment and some nursing specialties may contribute this role to your continuing practice development activities.
If you have been assigned an application to review you can sign-in to the C4N online application portal from here. We suggest you save the link to your bookmarks.
(Page updated 25 August 2017)