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Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
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The process by which an individual or group from one culture learns how to take on many of the behaviors, values, and ways of living of another culture.
Advanced practice registered nurse
A registered nurse who has completed an accredited graduate-level education program preparing her or him for the role of certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife, or clinical nurse specialist.
A systematic, dynamic process by which the RN through interaction with the patient, family, groups, communities, populations, and healthcare providers, collects and analyzes data.
The capacity of a nurse to determine her or his own actions through independent choice, including demonstration of competence, within the full scope of nursing practice.
The moral ideal of nursing consisting of human-to-human attempts to protect, enhance, and preserve humanity and human dignity, integrity, and wholeness by assisting a person to find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
A person who provides direct care for another, such as a child, dependent adult, the disabled, or the chronically ill.
Code of Ethics
A list provisions that makes explicit the primary goals, values, and obligations of the nursing profession and expresses its values, duties, and commitments to the society of which it is a part.
A professional healthcare partnership grounded in a reciprocal and respectful recognition and acceptance of : each partner's unique expertise, power, and sphere of influence and responsibilities.
An expected and measureable level of nursing performance that integrates knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment, based on established scientific knowledge and expectations for nursing practice.
Continuity of care
An interprofessional process that includes healthcare consumers, families, and other stakeholders in the development of a coordinated plan care. This process facilitates the patient's transition between settings and healthcare providers, based on changing needs and available resources.
The concepts and language of an ethnic or social group used to describe their health-related values, beliefs, and traditional practices, as well as the etiologies of their conditions, preferred treatments, and any contraindications for treatments or pharmacological interventions.
The integration of cultural knowledge and expertise into practice when assessing, communicating with, and providing care for members of a racial, ethnic or social group.
The transfer of responsibility for the performance of a task from one individual to another while retaining accountability for the outcome.
A clinical judgment about the healthcare consumers' response to actual or potential health conditions or needs.
A system or a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.
The surrounding habitat, context, milieu, conditions, and atmosphere in which all living systems participate and interact. it includes the physical habitat as well as cultural, psychological, social, and historical influences.
Aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychological influences in the environment.
The process of determining the progress toward attainment of expected outcomes, including the effectiveness of care.
A life-long problem-solving approach that integrates the best evidence from well-designed research studies and evidence-based theories; clinical expertise and evidence from assessment of the health consumer's history and condition.
End results that are measurable, desirable, and observable, and translate into observable behaviors.
Family of origin or significant others as identified by the healthcare consumer
Graduate-level prepared Registered Nurse
An RN prepared at the master's or doctoral educational level who has advanced knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment.
An experience that is often expressed in terms of wellness and illness, and may occur in the presence or absence of disease or injury.
The person, client, family, group, community, or population who is the focus of attention and to whom the RN is providing services as sanctioned by the state regulatory bodies
Individuals with special expertise who provide healthcare services or assistance to patients
The integration of body-mind-emotion-spirit-sexual-cultural-social-energetic-environmental principles and modalities to promote health increase well-being and actualize human potential.
The subjective experience of discomfort, disharmony, or imbalance.
Activities such as teaching, monitoring, providing, counseling, delegating, and coordinating
Data that are interpreted, organized, or structured
Reliant on the overlapping knowledge, skills, and abilities of each professional team member.
Integrated enactment of knowledge skills, and values and attitudes that define working together across the professions with other healthcare workers and with patients along with families and communities as appropriate to improve health outcomes
The protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
The collective professional activities of nurses characterized by the interrelations of human responses, theory application, nursing actions, and outcomes.
A critical thinking model used by nurses that is represented as the integration of the singular, concurrent actions of these six components: assessment diagnosis, identification of outcomes, planning, implementation and evaluation.
A collegial, systematic, and periodic process by which registered nurses are held accountable for practice and which fosters the refinement of one's knowledge, skills, and decision-making at all levels and in all areas of practice.
A comprehensive outline of the components that need to be addressed to attain expected outcomes.
The degree to which health services for patients, families, groups, communities, or populations increase the likelihood of desired outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.
An individual registered or licensed by state, commonwealth, territory, government, or other regulatory body to practice as a RN.
Scope of Nursing Practice
The description of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of nursing practice that addresses the range of nursing practice activities common to all registered nurses.
Authoritative statements defined and promoted by the profession by which the quality of practice, service, or education can be evaluated.
Standards of Professional Nursing Practice
Authoritative statements of the duties that all RNs regardless of role, population, or specialty, are expected to perform competently.
Standards of practice
Standards that describe a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the nursing process
Standards of Professional Performance
Standards that describe a competent level of behavior in the professional role.
Integrated, congruent, functioning aimed toward reaching one's highest potential
The way people look out at their universe and form a picture or value about their lives and the world around them.
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