The scope of the practice in Nevada for nursing is the performance for

The scope of the practice in nevada for nursing is

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The scope of the practice in Nevada for nursing is the performance for compensation of any act in the observation, care and counsel of the ill, injured or infirm. The maintenance of health or prevention of illness of others, in the supervision and teaching of other personnel, in the administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by an advanced practitioner of nursing, a licensed physician, a licensed dentist, or a licensed podiatric physician. Requiring
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PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 8 substantial specialized judgement and skill based on knowledge and application of the principles of biological, physical and social science. It does not include acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of therapeutic or corrective measures (Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2017). If I as a nurse went outside my Nevada nursing scope of practice, it would be a violation of the Nevada Nurse Practice Act and I would be liable for discipline against my nursing license and liable for legal ramifications as well. It is my responsibility to know or find out if a service I will provide as a nurse is within my state and facility guidelines (Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2017). Delegation - A registered nurse must understand delegation in order to use it effectively when managing workflow. Delegation is handing over a nursing task to someone who is able to correctly perform the task for the nurse. An example would be a nurse having a certified nursing assistant the feed a patient his or her lunch tray and document the intake. This delegation transfers the task of the activity but the accountability belongs to the nurse. Before delegating any task, the nurse shall determine the amount of direction needed, the complexity of care, educational preparation and competency and review policy and procedure (American Nurses Association, 2015). Nursing as a Scientist, a Detective and a Manager of the Healing Environment - As a practicing nurse for the past eight years I have realized the role of nursing encompasses different roles, three of these are scientist, detective and manager of the healing environment. As a nurse scientist, I use my knowledge of evidenced based practice, critical thinking, and anatomy and physiology to make me think scientifically about each task I perform in patient care. I think of each thing I do as a science experiment, it may go as expected or completely unexpected outcomes could ensue. As a detective, I analyze every single detail to help me predict patient
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PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 9 outcomes. Finally, as a nurse manager of the healing environment, I keep mindful that the best care is well thought through plans that encompass all aspects of the patient’s social, spiritual and physical being. Application of ANA Provisions - Provision Eight states, “The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities.” (American Nurses Association, 2015). This provision explains that the nurse has the responsibility to be mindful of a patient’s healthcare needs as well as the community’s healthcare concerns. Knowing the community that you are nursing is important as
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