fees or if currently involved in a displinary action, legal issue or a drug abuse situation / detox program this may affect the nurse’s application or renewal approval (Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2017).
PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 5 Compact Verses Non-Compact State - Registered Nurses that want to work under a compact state nursing license must legally live in a compact state and that state needs to be the primary place they live. The nurse needs to have an active RN or LPN/LVN license with no issues against their license. If the nurse practices in a different compact state, then the nurse follows the nursing practice for that state. You can only have a multi-state license if you live in a compact state. If you live in a non-compact state, you can apply for a license in a compact state, but your eligibility will be a single state license that is valid in that state only (Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2017). Functional Differences Food and Drug Administration & Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. They administer the Medicare program, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and health insurance portability standards. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has other responsibilities, including HIPPA the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, quality standards in long-term care facilities and clinical laboratory quality standards (CMS, 2017). The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for making sure of the safety, efficacy, and security of drugs for people and animals, biological products, and medical devices. They make sure our nation has safe food supplies, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. They also regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products (US FDA, 2017). The difference between the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is that the Food and Drug Administration focuses on keeping the products we use safe for humans use and or consumption. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 6 focuses on administering the Medicare and Medicaid programs for Americans as well as monitoring long-term care, nursing homes and clinical laboratory improvements. Both of these agencies influence nursing, while caring for my patients as a bedside nurse I give medications and use products and medical devices to perform care. I rely on the Food and Drug Administration to ensure that I provide care with safe medications, products and medical devices (US FDA, 2017). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has a significant impact on my current role as a registered nurse; I currently coordinate care for patients post hospital discharge. The patient’s resources are key to appropriate follow up care. Discharge planning structures what the patient will need to return to base line or optimal health after a hospitalization. However, without the appropriate resources, the patient may not be compliant. So many patients rely on Medicare
- Fall '15
- Nursing, professional nursing practice, Nevada State Board of Nursing