In every business, there are two components -the team members and those that oversee and run the business.
Nursing is no exception. In each state, the one that oversees the nursing profession is known as the Board of Nursing (also known as the BRN). This is a governmental agency that is responsible for managing and supervising the nurses in practice. 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. It defines different nursing titles (such as LVN, CNA, etc) and their scope of practice. The NPA also defines the consequences that can and will happen if the nurses do not practice safe nursing.
The Board of Nursing also is in charge of the education programs in the schools and universities. And with that they develop policies, rules, regulations and standards of nursing
Once a person passes the state boards, the BRN issue nursing licenses. Once a license is issued, the board’s job is to make sure that the licensee’s follows state laws and would take action against licenses of those nurses who have displayed unsafe nursing.
The nursing team members consist of people whose goal is to improve the health of individuals and that of the community. These members join together and perform professional nursing organizations. These organizations can be a general group of members or those of specialties. They come together to learn what is going on and stay current in their field…
Examples of professional nursing organizations range from general groups of nurses such as National Student Nurses Association and Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses to a specialty group such as American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.
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