2. Explain how these two organizations influence your nursing practice. These two organizations involve the foundation of my nursing practice. It is through the State Board of Nursing I obtained my nursing license and they grant my renewal every two years. Fortunately, I have not had to have any dealing with them in regard to any concerns with my nursing practice. The American Nurses Association help to develop my scope of practice and hold me to a code of ethics as a nurse. The standards of practice I am held accountable for not only keeps my patients safe but also support my nursing practice by giving a scope to work within. 3. Explain the requirements for professional license renewal in Missouri. Upon completion of a nursing program the graduate may practice as a graduate nurse until they receive results of the NCLEX or 90 days after graduation, whichever comes first (Morice, 2014). The graduate cannot practice if they fail the exam. If the graduate passes the exam they are automatically a licensed registered nurse and all requirements are met. (Morice, 2014). Registered nurses renew every two years in February to April, in odd number years. The fee for
7 TASK 1 PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE renewal is $60 every two years. When I first became a nurse, it was required to renew my license every year. a. Discuss the consequences of failure to maintain license requirements in Missouri. There are four nursing license status in Missouri: Active, Inactive, Lapsed, and Retired Status. Failure to maintain license requirements would include a lapsed license status. A lapsed license is if the nurse does not properly request inactive status (Scheidt, 2016). The nurse cannot practice nursing except with an active nursing license. Nursing licenses are suspended for not filing or paying state income taxes, as well as, cause for discipline if the nurse failures to inform the board of change of address (Scheidt, 2016). Missouri license reinstatement requirements include: a completed, signed and notarized petition; a non-refundable fee of $60 if license was inactive versus $110 for a lapsed license; evidence of U.S. citizenships; and a criminal background check (Morice, 2014). 4. Compare the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state. The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) allows registered nurses to practice in multiple states (York, 2009). These nurses do not have to obtain licensure in each state and can practice across state lines. In 2015, the NLC went through revisions forming a new compact known as the enhanced NLC (eNLC) (Puente, 2017). To become a member the state has to pass eNLC legislation through the legislative process (Puente, 2017). Missouri is a Nursing Licensure Compact State. To be eligible for a multi-state license you have to reside in a NLC state, hold a license as a registered nurse and meet the requirements for your home state, as
8 TASK 1 PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE well as, pay a renewal fee (Puente, 2017). The nurse is held responsible to the standards of the state they are practicing in and the state where the patient is located (Puente, 2017).
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