Nursing Regulations

Nursing Regulations

  • Review key regulations for nursing practice of your state’s/region’s board of nursing and those of at least one other state/region and select at least two APRN regulations to focus on for this Discussion..

compared at least two APRN board of nursing regulations in your state/region with those of at least one other state/region. Describe how they may differ. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain how the regulations you selected may apply to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who have legal authority to practice within the full scope of their education and experience. Provide at least one example of how APRNs may adhere to the two regulations you selected.

at least 2 references

Due 9/23/19 by 5pm

Resources for both A&B

Bosse, J., Simmonds, K., Hanson, C., Pulcini, J., Dunphy, L., Vanhook, P., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Position statement: Full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses is necessary to transform primary care. Nursing Outlook, 65(6), 761–765. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.002

Neff, D. F., Yoon, S. H., Steiner, R. L., Bumbach, M. D., Everhart, D., & Harman J. S. (2018). The impact of nurse practitioner regulations on population access to care. Nursing Outlook, 66(4), 379–385. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2018.03.001

Peterson, C., Adams, S. A., & DeMuro, P. R. (2015). mHealth: Don’t forget all the stakeholders in the business case. Medicine 2.0, 4(2), e4. doi:10.2196/med20.4349

part B

you are leading a staff development meeting on regulation for nursing practice at your healthcare organization or agency.

  • Review the NCSBN and ANA websites to prepare for your presentation.

The Assignment: (9- to 10-slide PowerPoint presentation)

Develop a 9- to 10-slide PowerPoint Presentation that addresses the following:

  • Describe the differences between a board of nursing and a professional nurse association.
  • Describe the geographic distribution, academic credentials, practice positions, and licensure status of members of the board for your specific region/area.
    • Who is on the board?
    • How does one become a member of the board?
  • Describe at least one federal regulation for healthcare.
    • How does this regulation influence delivery, cost, and access to healthcare (e.g., CMS, OSHA, and EPA)?


    • Has there been any change to the regulation within the past 5 years? Explain.
  • Describe at least one state regulation related to general nurse scope of practice.
    • How does this regulation influence the nurse’s role?
    • How does this regulation influence delivery, cost, and access to healthcare?
  • Describe at least one state regulation related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).
    • How does this regulation influence the nurse’s role?
    • How does this regulation influence delivery, cost, and access to healthcare?

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The regulation of nursing began as a simple registry process to protect the nursing title and the public. Today, the primary purpose is still the protection of the public through defining nursing practice, approving nursing education, and overseeing the competence of nurses through licensing and disciplinary rules and regulations. State Boards of Nursing are legislatively given the authority to license and discipline the nursing profession. The RN is responsible for the care given to assigned patients. Issues of staffing, delegation, and reporting of incompetent or impaired nurses are a concern of nurses today with regard to their license. Each nurse must understand the regulations, which vary from state to state, that directly and indirectly affect his/her daily practice. As the health care environment is met with several challenges, pressures are increasing to modernize the licensing and competency assessment of nurses. Ultimately, the safety of patients must remain at the center of the regulatory debate

Nursing regulation refers to the laws and regulations that define nursing practice and disciplinary measures. The ultimate goal of nursing regulation is to protect the public from harm that could be caused by an unqualified, incompetent, or unfit practitioner

Keeping up with the many rules and regulations associated with health care can be a challenge in these times of constantly increasing and changing local, state, federal, and accreditation agency regulations. The task can be made simpler by using a quality improvement process to track and enhance performance and compliance. This article focuses on the development of a plan that not only tracks requirements, but also provides the format for process change and improvement. The process is designed for use in the ambulatory surgery setting, although certain ideas and processes can be applied in the hospital setting as well. The process can and should ensure that the unit or facility is doing the “right thing” for team members, patients, and visitors.

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