Nurse Practice Act Self Study Paper

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Nurse Practice Act Self Study
The Ohio Board of Nursing is an agency of the state government created by the legislature to develop and enforce rules for practice that support the law. The Board is empowered to regulate pre-licensure nursing education programs, proclaim rules for practice, license nurses, and discipline nurses who have been found in violation of nursing law and rules. This independent study gives the nurse information to relate the law and rules to nursing practice in any setting.

Registered and licensed practical nurses are the predominant groups regulated by the board of nursing. According to http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4723 (2007) via the OBN website, “Registered nurse” means an individual who holds a current, valid
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This does not prohibit a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner from practicing within the nurse’s scope of practice in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code. Division (A) of this section does not prohibit a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner who holds a certificate to prescribe issued under section 4723.48 of the Revised Code from prescribing drugs and therapeutic devices in accordance with section 4723.481 of the Revised Code.…show more content…
In this case, the Practice Intervention and Improvement Program was developed in which if the board has reason to believe that the individual’s practice deficiency can be corrected through remediation, and if the individual seeks, complies and completes remediation as prescribed by the board, no further action will be taken on the individual. Responsibility of health care employers, by law, requires them to report the name of any current or former employee who holds a nursing license issued under this chapter who has engaged in conduct that would be grounds for disciplinary action by the board under section 4723.28 of the Revised Code. According to the Momentum Magazine, the top four violations of the Nurse Practice Act at this time are self-administration of non-prescribed medications, theft of medications, failure to practice safe nursing care, and non-compliance with the consent agreement. For any nurses being found to be chemically dependent, the Board of Nursing has developed an alternative program, in
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