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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I have three overall goals for this project: (a) to inspire passion for the professional registered nurse role; (b) to raise awareness of the historical evolution and importance of the state nurse practice act and how its contents influence current practice; and (c) to identify nurses' collective voice regarding proposed legislation affecting professional practice.
1921-Introduced 1st Nurse practice Act to Legislature.
Although we might not think about it, the Nurse Practice Act is the part of the Tennessee Code that grants us the legal privilege to practice nursing as it is defined in our state of residence.
The Board often receives inquiries regarding the general responsibilities a nurse has under the Nurse Practice Act, and specifically, when an incident should be reported to the Board.
Section 40-33-40 of the Nurse Practice Act provides four options for documenting continued competency which include: (1) completion of 30 contact hours from a Board recognized continuing education provider; (2) maintenance of certification/re-certification by a Board recognized national certifying body; (3) completion of Board recognized academic program of study in nursing or a related field; or (4) verification of competency and the number of hours practiced, as evidenced by employer certification on a Board approved form.
The Colorado Nurse Practice Act and the State Board of Nursing (Board) Chapter XV Rules and Regulations for Prescriptive Authority (RXN) for Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) requires an APN who was granted Prescriptive Authority in Colorado prior to July 1, 2010 to complete an Articulated Plan and submit an Attestation of Development of Articulated Plan Form to the Board by July 1, 2011.
In 1921 the ASNA legislative committee developed and presented the Nurse Practice Act Bill to the State Legislature.
This bill would amend the Nurse Practice Act to enter the state into the Nurse Licensure Compact for the purpose of multistate licensure for the practice of telephonic nursing by registered nurses.
Wisconsin Association of Graduate Nurses, like all other state associations of nurses, began at once the primary task of establishing a nurse practice act through state legislation.
THE BOARD IS responsible for enforcing the laws, regulations, and practice decisions that regulate the practice of nursing, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act.
When practicing on a multistate privilege in a remote state, the nurse is accountable for complying with the Nurse Practice Act of that state.
Colorado Nurses Association has been actively engaged in issues relating to APNs and the transition from collaborative agreements to the articulated plan model under the reenactment of the Nurse Practice Act in 2009.

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