nurse practice act

nurse practice act

a statute enacted by the legislature of each of the states or by the appropriate officers of the districts or possessions. The act delineates the legal scope of the practice of nursing within the geographic boundaries of the jurisdiction. The purpose of the act is to protect the public.

nurse prac·tice act

(nŭrs prak'tis akt)
Legal provisions in each U.S. state regulating nursing practice; intent is to protect public and enforce acceptable standards of practice.
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About ONA: Founded in 1904 to secure Ohio's Nurse Practice Act, the Ohio Nurses Association has over 9,500 members and represents the voice of professional nurses in Ohio.
Pursuant to Section 40-33-10(A) of the Nurse Practice Act, when appointing members to the Board of Nursing, the Governor will give consideration to include a diverse representation of principal areas of nursing, but not limited to hospital, acute care, advanced practice, community health, and nursing education.
The decision was issued July 10 after the board found eight violations of the Nurse Practice Act.
Mandatory reporting requires RNs and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to report violations of the Georgia Nurse Practice Act to the appropriate Board, in this instance the GBON.
ONA works to protect the nurse practice act from being altered by those unfamiliar with nursing .
Damages are not required to establish a violation of the nurse practice act so when plaintiffs are not able to establish a claim for malpractice, they can always put the nurses' licenses in jeopardy with a complaint.
The Colorado State Board of Nursing (SBON) has contracted with Peer Assistance Services, Inc (PAS), a non-profit organization, since June 2008 for the services required in the Colorado Nurse Practice Act (12-38-131).
The Court agreed with the reasoning of an Attorney General Opinion interpreting the phrase at issue, shortly after the Nurse Practice Act was revised in 1976.
You see, TNA was not there to initiate and successfully lobby the legislation that changed the Nurse Practice Act to authorize APN practice.
In April 2011, Wisconsin's Nurse Practice Act (State Statute 441) was amended with the insertion of a new section, 441.
During this time, she participated in the evolution of nursing practice by advocating for a nurse practice act that allowed nurses to practice to the fullest extent of their education.
Students noted that the student should not be "prideful" and should ask for assistance and must know and follow the scope of practice as set forth in the Nurse Practice Act.

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