Abstract: The Nurse Practice Act has been put into place to protect those who are nurses and to govern the choices that are made. It is a set of rules that gives nurses a parameter for what they are allowed to do and are not to do in their practice. Of course, most of the time rules are made after a situation or problem happens that requires those specific rules to be made and this is how the history of the nurse practice acts evolved. The Nurse Practice Act influences every nurse’s daily practice in the field as a set of guidelines to follow for practice such as delegation guidelines, for example. Illinois Nurse Practice Act Purpose The state Nurse Practice Act has been written as guidelines for the way to provide safe
Role, duties and responsibilities as a registered Nurse or Staff Nurse Registered nurse duties different according to the areas of the expertise. They carry along a central role in promoting the wellness by performing a full range of services. A registered Nurse mainly focuses on caring for educating the patients and their family members about early recovery and ways of prevention of diseases. Hence, nurses assess patients’ health problems and needs, develop and execute nursing care plans and maintain medical records. The profession of a registered nurse comes along with the complexities and major responsibilities.
Patient’s previous experiences had influenced their level of empowerment in decision making. Patient’s who had exposed to encouragement from nurses to actively participate in decision making, felt they were given the rights, and their voice was heard. The concept of patient empowerment in nursing is important as nurses are responsible in planning for discharge preparations for patient (Weiss et al. 2007). Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014).
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses typically have the same goal of providing patients with the best care possible within their scope of practice. Both types of nurses can work in a hospital, doctor’s office or at a home health agency. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses both have to pass the NCLEX test in order to receive their nursing license. Although registered nurses and licensed practical nurses line of work are similar, there are some differences. The significant differences are related to critical care thinking, care planning, level patient care, salary and time spent in nursing school.
They also have to advocate for patient's and support them through their difficult times and with they are improving their health. Professional nurses teach patient's how to manage their health. According to our textbook, The ANA states that “ practice of nursing is based on societies that knows their rights and responsibilities”. In which nurses derive their skill
To me professionalism includes punctuality, looking the part, not being biased on one’s own beliefs and values, working in a team setting and putting the patients first, adhering to your workplaces’ policy and procedures, and knowing your job at hand and what is expected from you as a nurse. In the article, Perceptions of Professionalism Among Nursing Faculty and Nursing Students,” four different viewpoints of professionalism emerged and can be looked at from the view of humanists, the portrayers, facilitators and regulators (Akhtar, 2013)” According to the humanists professionalism is, “respect for human dignity, personal integrity, the right for patient’s to not have HIPPA violated, and the protection of patients from being harmed (Akhtar, 2013).” From the portrayers’ point of view, professionalism is evident from the overall appearance and attitude of an individual. Looking from the facilitators’ point of view of professionalism, one can believe that this should include; “standards and policies along with personal beliefs and values (Akhtar, 2013).” Professionalism seen from the viewpoint of the regulator should be “fostered by the workplaces beliefs and standards in which they are then communicated, accepted, and implemented by its staff (Akhtar, 2013)” Each one of these viewpoints that emerged I have to agree with and can relate to the nursing and
As a professional, registered nurses are individually responsible for their own practice and have an individual accountability to maintain their competency and meet professional standard (Department of Health 2013, p. 2). The ability of decision-making is a core part for their professionalism, so the ability belong to the nurses and they should have a responsibility to assess, plan, implement, direct, supervise and evaluate nursing care (Department of Health 2013, p. 3). According to a national framework for the development of decision-making tools for nursing and midwifery practice, there are two principles contributing to her unprofessional decision-making and the first principle is that a decision by registered nurses has to enhance health
Strong relationship does engage the team to work together and here the nurse leader’s role is important as they need to be fair with all their team members at all times. The nurse leader need to understand that as a human everyone does occasionally makes mistakes. If criticize is required, the nurse leaders need to be more tactful and give constructive feedback rather than destructive feedbacks. An effective nurse leader will be able to built an atmosphere where everyone respect each other and putting the team first, making it clear to the team that the nurse leader is more interested in group achievement rather than personal gains. It is not doubtful that there are many challenges that the nurse leaders need to face in order to carry out their role effectively and
Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997). At the nursing home, I witnessed many of the nurses discuss with the residents what they wanted to do about certain situations. Autonomy honors the fact that it is the patient and the families right to make certain decisions about health care. Nurses also are constantly making sure that they can provide their patients with the best information to help them make a more successful choice about their health care (Taylor
The therapeutic nurse-client relationship is established for the purpose of promoting client health and well-being. RNs practice in accordance with standards for nursing practice and the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (CNA 2008). RNs are responsible for setting and maintaining the appropriate boundaries within the therapeutic nurse-client relationship regardless of the wishes of a client or the setting in which the relationship occurs. RNs are responsible and accountable for their own actions in the therapeutic nurseclient relationship, including actions which result in outcomes that may have been unintended, but should have been foreseen. RNs recognize the impact that the determinants of health*and individual characteristics of the client have on both the therapeutic nurse-client relationship and the health of the client.