The focus of this assignment is to help you better understand the various components of and appreciate the importance of Nurse Practice Acts, scopes of practice, and the NCSBN Consensus Model.
Discussion Board Items:
1. Compare and contrast two (2) Nurse Practice Acts addressing
a) identify each state (Ohio and Kentucky)
b) the APRN Title,
c) Scope of Practice including prescriptive authority,
d) education requirements, and
e) national certification.
2. Define scope of practice.
3. How does an APRN determine his/her scope of practice?
4. Let’s explore the NCSBN Consensus Model. Use the Implementation Status link on the NCSBN Consensus Model website.
a) Identify the goal of the NCSBN Consensus Model
b) How does your state’s Nurse Practice Act compare to the NCSBN Consensus Model?
c) Which states are in full compliance with the Consensus Model?
d) Which states are the least compliant?
e) What are the educational requirements identified by the NCSBN Consensus Model for all APRNs?
f) How does the educational requirements at NKU compare with those identified in the NCSBN Consensus Model for APRNs?
Read the following documents:
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2018). APRN Consensus Model Toolkit. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/739.htm (Links to an external site.) review this site and find the information needed for the Discussion Board items.
Review state implementation of NCSBN Consensus Model. National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2018, April 23). APRN consensus implementation status. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/5397.htm (Links to an external site.)
Review Kentucky Board of Nursing. (2018). RN & APRN Licensure Information. Retrieved from https://kbn.ky.gov/aprnlicenseinfo/Pages/default.aspx (Links to an external site.)
Pay particular attention to: nursing licensure requirements including APRN, nurse practice acts including APRN, scope of practice including APRN, the specifics of the NCSBN Consensus Model, the various sources of regulation, and the role of courts in shaping policy.
Further, pay particular attention to: Understanding Scope of Practice. Scope of Practice is tied to the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which you practice.
For nurses who work for the Veterans Administration, this is a bit different (this is truly the only exception that am aware of).
You must know the Nurse Practice Act in your state and understand that this is legislated.
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