Texas Nurse Practice Act Research Paper

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Nursing Practice Act Pennsylvania and Texas Definition of nursing practice The Professional Nursing Law in Pennsylvania (1985, 21.1, para i), describes nursing as “treating human responses” to health issues. They should also operate under various other capacities as a health advocator and providing supportive care to physicians and other personnel. Nurses also implement the care planned for the patients. It does not include any prescribing of medication or corrective procedures. The Texas Nurse Practice Act (2013 sec.301.002, para 2), likens the practice to an “art”. It involves a specific knowledge and education about the…show more content…
It states that the scope of an advanced practice nurses will differ between nurses. The advanced practice nurse has the responsibility of practicing within their individual and professional scope of practice. When adding new procedures to their scope of practice there are considerations they should take. Firstly, they must identify why the new practice is needed and how it will benefit the patient. Furthermore, they must be knowledgeable of any regulations preventing the practice of being put into play. The advanced practice nurse is responsible for being aware of what the research supports. They must also be able to validate the procedure and show safe competent…show more content…
There was however an article called “Tele- health in Rural Pennsylvania” (2014, Rhoads, Bankston, Roach, Jahnke, Roth p 108), says that tele health faces a few obstacles in Pennsylvania including the fact that currently nurses can only provide tele health in the state they are licensed in. Therefore, removing this regulation would increase the availability of tele health. There is also a lack of funding for tele-health. The Texas Board of Nursing (2017), states any form of electronic nursing is considered tele health, “All of these actions constitute the practice of nursing, even when there is no face-to-face or physical contact with a person or patient. If a job description requires a person to hold a valid nursing license, then the job duties therein involve the practice of nursing. This means a nurse must comply with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and Board Rules in the exercise of his/her practice of nursing. Board Rule 217.11, Standards of Nursing Practice, is the primary rule applied to nursing practice in any setting.”
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