“Knowledge of legal issues are essential because nurses are required to practice in accordance with legislation affecting nursing practice and health care failure to respect the legal rights of clients may result in legal or disciplinary actions.” (Makely, Austin, & Kester, 2013, p.64). Failure to respect the legal rights of clients may result in legal or disciplinary actions. According to the Department of Consumer & Industry services, regulation R338.10104 Delegation; Rule 104. (1) Only a registered nurse may delegate nursing acts, functions, or tasks. A registered nurse who delegates nursing acts, functions, or tasks shall do all of the following: (a) Determine whether the act, function, or task delegated is within the registered nurses scope of practice.
Frequently Asked Questions Roles of State Boards of Nursing: Licensure, Regulation and Complaint Investigation What is the role of state boards of nursing? State boards of nursing are government agencies charged with regulating nursing practice. The boards protect the public by ensuring that standards of nursing practice are met and nurses are competent in their practice. Typical powers and duties of a board of nursing include: • Interpreting and enforcing the state nurse practice act • Administering nurse licensure by overseeing exams to grant licenses and taking action against licenses of nurses who have exhibited unsafe nursing practice • Accrediting or approving nurse education programs • Developing nursing practice standards
Along with defining nursing, the practice act sets professional standards by giving guidance regarding scope of practice. “The overall guidance goals for nurses are designed to accomplish competence” (Brent, 1997). In order to produce quality nursing care provided by qualified practitioners we rely on the guidance and regulations of the Nursing Practice Act. “To achieve success, it is very important that nurses become familiar with the Nursing Practice Act because the health care system is always changing”(Brent, 1997). “Scope of
During any given shift, nurses are using several theories in ensuring that patients’ needs are being met and proper care is given to ensure the best possible outcomes. Generations ago nursing was not recognized as a profession, but as an occupation. Nurses were seen as an extension of physicians, performing redundant tasks as instructed. To gain the respect and recognition of a profession, it was important to demonstrate the characteristic of a profession. The characteristics are: 1, Specific knowledge base.\ 2.
It impressed upon me to research other states regulations and restrictions and questions to mind such as why is each state so different. If we are all expected to live up to the same standards professionally then why are we not treated equally in all the states in the Union? A part of the current Healthcare reform should include the role of the APRN as well as how much restriction each state can place on the practice. Bravo to organizations such as MONA and the ANA who spend time and energy to stand in the gap for nurses daily. A wonderful
Professional Roles and Values Professional Roles and Values Functional Differences A regulatory agency, such as the Texas Board of Nursing, is a government agency that has a goal of protecting the people of the state by ensuring that licensed nurses are capable and are able to practice safely. It’s most functional role is to help manage nursing practice by setting standards for the manner in which each nurse practices, by way of the Nurse Practice Act, and the regulation of nursing education programs (Texas Board of Nursing, 2013). Whereas the role of a professional nursing organization, such as the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), is to provide resources for nurses to help support them in their careers. This includes, but not limited, to a guideline for a code of ethics, educational opportunities, resources for jobs, as well as representing nurses at a national level for legislation. Another difference between them is that the professional nursing organizations are run by its members (fellow nurses).
RUP 1 Laurie Mahaffey Western Governors University A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing (BON) and a Professional Nursing Organization (PNO) is that the BON regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses at all levels of nursing and at all levels of care. Its ultimate goal is protection of the patient. A PNO consist of groups of nurses that gather for the purpose of education, information sharing, benchmarking and overall growth of the nursing profession and the patients they serve. PNO’s provide strength to the nurse’s voice as well as serving as an advocate for patients (Matthews, 2012). The states regulate laws established to protect the
Nurses should also identify limits to their own knowledge/skill/authority and identify key resources for referring situations that exceed those limits. Nurses trained in specialized practices may be called on to attend to things public health nurses do not practice on a daily basis. A disaster of any size relies on nursing collaborating with supporting agencies to take care of the needs of the public prior to, during and after a
The BRN manages those with nursing licenses and if necessary take action against nurses who have displayed unsafe nursing. They do this to protect the public by making sure they practice safe nursing. The BRN defines the standards for safe nursing care for each state in the Nurse Practice Act. (NPA). The Nurse Practice Act defines the qualifications needed for a nursing.
DELEGATION A registered nurse (RN) has many responsibilities. One of the most important is delegation. The RN has the authority to delegate certain tasks in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their patients. Delegating tasks to others allows more time for the RN to focus on more critical aspects of patient care that only a RN can perform. Delegation is transferring a task from one person to another making them responsible for the task but the RN is still accountable for the outcome of that particular task.