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Steps of the Nursing Process
Purposes of nursing licensure
Protection of the public
Purposes of the Nurse Practice Act
1. Protection of the health and safety of the citizens in the jurisdiction
2. Protect the title of RN
State board of nursing
Appointed board within each state charged with responsibility to administer the nurse practice act of that state.
Major responsibilities of state boards
1. Grant/renew nursing license
2. Provide disciplinary action when provisions of the act are violated
3. Administer the nursing practice act
License granting and renewal
Granting: done by LSBN
Renewal: every 2-3 years
National Council Licensure Examination, an examination taken by qualified graduates of approved schools of nursing. Graduates successfully taking the NCLEX-RN examination are granted a license to practice as RNs.
Mandatory continuing education
Educational requirements imposed by individual states for renewal of license.
Failure to act in a manner that an ordinary, prudent person would act in similar circumstances, resulting in harm. The failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner is unintentional.
An ethical principle of compassion and patient advocacy, stating that one should do good and prevent or avoid harm.
An ethical principle stating the duty to not inflict harm
An ethical theory stating that he best decision is one that brings about the greatest good for the most people
An ethical duty to tell the truth
The complaining person in a lawsuit; the person who claims he or she was injured by the acts of another
The individual who is named in a person's complaint as responsible for an injury; the person who the plaintiff claims committed a negligent act or malpractice
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