Nursing Scope Of Practice Research

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The purpose of this posting is to discuss the nurse’s scope of practice. The nursing scope of practice includes the functions, actions, or procedures that nurses can legally perform (American Nurses Association 2010). As a registered nurse (RN), I must know what is within the scope of practice since I work under the direction of a licensed physician (MD) or advanced practice nurse (APN). The MD or APN may place an order that may not be within my scope of practice and performing that task may be harmful to the patient and result in loss of my license. Each state or country has their own definitions of the scope practice which are important to know as well as they may differ. I work in Ohio, and an RN can assess, administer medications under

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