Following extensive consultation, research and discussion, members of the National Executive and Education and Professional Development Subcommittee have decided that the AASTN credentialing / recredentialing process should be suspended at this time (July 2017).
This investigation was prompted by major concerns raised at the March meeting of the Coalition of National Nursing and Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO) by the Nursing and Midwifery Authority.
Further discussion is required to plan the way ahead in terms of where the AASTN wants to proceed.
In the meantime Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is ongoing as previously ie 30 hours in the context of Stomal Therapy Nursing related recordings and reflection on that learning.
Please contact your Education and Professional Development Subcommittee representative if you have any questions or if further clarification is required.