STIF NHIVNA Core Competency is a workplace-based training and assessment programme developed by the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA) and the STI Foundation (BASHH). It is designed to train and assess the knowledge and competence of nurses working in HIV services. The training is suitable for nurses working in a Specialist HIV Medicine setting (Out-patient) or an Integrated GUM/HIV or ID/HIV setting. Training is provided by Registered STIF Competency Trainers.
Knowledge and skills required for STIF NHIVNA Core Competency training at least 4 months clinical experience in an out-patient setting required.
STIF NHIVNA Core Competency
E-learning (eHIV-STI) and NHIVNA E-learning
You do not need to be registered on the NHIVNA Core programme to undertake the e-learning. It is highly recommended that you complete 50% of the e-learning before commencing your training and assessments.
Time frame for completion of training
The STIF NHIVNA Core Competency training and assessment pathway should be completed within 12 months of the date of the first assessment (unless extenuating circumstances).
On successful completion of the training and assessment programme, a Certificate of STIF NHIVNA Core Competency is awarded. The Certificate needs to be revalidated every five years.