The Professional Nurse: Regulatory Standards of Practice

Nursing is a dynamic profession that continues to evolve. Changes to the healthcare industry impact nursing practice, thus it is important for nurses to respond to those changes being ever-mindful of practice standards and scope as outlined in the North Dakota Nurse Practices Act (NPA) and Administrative Code (NDAC). Each professional nurse is responsible and accountable to practice according to the standards described by the board and the profession. It is not the setting or the position title that determines a nursing practice role, but rather the application of nursing knowledge (NDAC 54-05). This article addresses some of the common inquiries submitted to the NDBON, including role of licensed professionals in specific settings or specialties (such as aesthetic and long-term care or basic care settings); the scope of practice for nurses related to dispensing of prescription drugs; and scope of practice related to nurse administrators (Director of Nursing or supervisory positions). Click to read article. 

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