NURS 6050 week 6 Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting
The Assignment: (8- to 9-slide PowerPoint presentation)
Develop a 8- to 9-slide PowerPoint Presentation that addresses the following:
Submit your Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting Presentation.
To be recognized as a profession, a discipline should comply with predetermined principles including having instituted canons of practice and regulatory mechanisms (National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), n.d.). Regulation in the profession of nursing is a critical component to guarantee competent and safe practice (NCCHC, n.d.). This presentation focuses on the regulation of nursing practice, with a key focus on the disparities between professional nurse associations and Board of Nursing organizations.
oBoards of Nursing
oMembership is compulsory for nurses
oPromotes and protects public health and wellbeing
oNCSBN and BONs are led by board of directors elected by members
oBoard of directors from every BON meet often to enforce the regulations that administrate nursing education and practice
oThe state governor and legislature delegate the BON to implement nursing laws and policies
Nursing practice is regulated at the state level via civil procedures and administrative laws. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) oversees the state boards of nursing (BONs), which are government agencies that develop the standards of practice and outline the scope of practice; but, they do not draft legislations or lobby. BONs also renew and monitor issued licenses NURS 6050 week 6 Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting. BONs promotes and protect public health and wellbeing by overseeing and ensuring all nurses are trained and licensed to practice and offer safe and competent care. Contrastingly, professional nursing associations, like the American Nurses Association (ANA), represent and advocate for nurses’ interests but lack the legal power accorded to the BONs (ANA Enterprise, n.d.). While membership of nurses is voluntary in professional nursing organizations, membership is compulsory in BONs.
oProfessional Nursing Associations
oFederal, international, or specialty-specific nursing organizations
oAdvocate for nurses’ interests
oHave the authority to lobby for public health policies
oHave no power to issue or monitor licensing
oBoards of Nursing
oNCSBN’s membership is open to global Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs)
oPracticing nurses are the only eligible members of BONs
oBased on the state’s Nurse practice Act, BONs oversee the applications, approvals, renewals, and withdrawals of nursing licensure
oProfessional Nursing Associations
oOffer certification and professional development programs
oMembership represents a way of advancing nurses’ careers
oMembers have to pay fees to join
Nursing practice is regulated at the state level via civil procedures and administrative laws. Practicing nurses are eligible to join state BONs, which supervise the application, approval, and renewal of licenses. Besides, they oversee the punishment of members or hospitals that violate stipulated laws. Professional bodies provide certification programs, training programs, and the voluntary membership represent a proper approach to advance nurses’ careers, as well as unify members with the principle goal of improving the interests of nurses and public health (ANA Enterprise, n.d.)
oThe nursing profession serves important public interests
oBONs offer nurses seeking appointments a chance to uphold the indebtedness of public service and influence healthcare policy.
oAppointment to BON fosters a sense of prestige, recognition, and accomplishment
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) confirm that nursing profession serves essential public interests with regards to healthcare and health, and it is indebted to those receiving nursing care (NACNS, 2018). Thus, qualified and competent nurses seeking appointment to BONs are embracing one of the most successful approaches to uphold the indebtedness of public service and influence healthcare policy (NACNS, 2018). Appointments, therefore, fosters a sense of prestige, recognition, and accomplishment, and subsequently, improves the visions of an exiting career in public service
oMandates individual nurses and hospitals to act in line with the standards of practice for registered nurses NURS 6050 week 6 Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting
oIt has fully approved the provision of practical nursing programs in 22 institutions and one conditionally approved
oTammy Bryant, RN, MSN – President, Practical Nursing Education Member
oMerry Fort, RN, BS – Vice-President, Nursing Service Administration Member
oTwo registered nurse educators, two advanced practice RNs, a certified RN anesthetist, consumer member, and three licensed practical nurses, one additional RN, and one nurse practitioner
oQualified RNs can apply for appointment to the BON
oThe appointment is done by the Governor
oThe Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is defined by the NPA
oNLC outlines the framework for RNs to practice across state lines over telephone connections or digitally
oThe NLC was authorized into law in Georgia on 8th May, 2017.
oThe passage of the regulation will enhance access to care by enabling nurse mobility and reduce cost of nursing care through telehealth
As outlined previously, all U.S. states and territories set their rules and regulations that guide nursing practice, which are described in the NPA. One such law defined by the NPA is the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which, in Georgia, it previously restrained RNs to practice over telephone or online across state lines (NCSBN, 2020). The Governor signed into law the NLC to ease RNs in the state to practice across state lines on 8th May, 2017 (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, 2017). Consequently, enable them to acquire multistate license to teach and practice in any of the states which have approved the NLC (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, 2017). The passage of the NLC is expected to improve access to care by enabling nurse mobility and reduce cost of nursing care through telehealth (Interstate Commission of NLC Administrators, 2019) NURS 6050 week 6 Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting
The Governor passed the SB 321 into law on 4th August, 2020. The regulation expands the APRNs scope of practice. By allowing APRNs to request radiographic imaging exams in non-fatal cases as deputized by a physician, the SB 321 law increases patient’s access to care and decreases the cost of care by addressing the wait times concerns.
SB 321 is a law that authorizes APRNs to request radiographic imaging exams in non-fatal cases as deputized by a physician (Diaz, 2021). The regulation is anticipated to eliminate barriers of APRN practice in the state. The regulation also rises the physician: physician assistant supervision ratio to 1:4 (Diaz, 2021). The Governor passed the SB 321 into law on 4th August, 2020
vThe presentation focused on the regulation of nursing practice
vNotably, nursing practice is controlled at the state level via civil procedures and administrative laws (BONs)
vState BONs advocate for safe and competent nursing care
vProfessional nursing associations advocate for nurses’ interests
vBoth professional nursing associations and BONs serve critical roles in promoting safe and effective nursing practice NURS 6050 week 6 Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting.
vIn Georgia, the BON has 13 members nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the congress
How the profession of nursing is regulated is the focus of this presentation. In sum, it is apparent that nursing practice is regulated at the state level via civil procedures and administrative laws. The disparities between BONs and professional nursing associations are many, including the aspect that BONs are government agencies that have the power to license and implement the nursing practice standards while professional associations are private organizations of nurses from diverse specialties that advocate for nurses’ interests. Georgia BON has 13 members appointed by the state Governor.
oANA Enterprise. (n.d.). About ANA. https://www.nursingworld.org/ana/about-ana/
oCase Text. Section 43-26-4 – Georgia Board of Nursing, membership, meetings, officers, Ga. Code § 43-26-4. (2021). https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45/board_members_and_st aff.
oGeorgia BON. (n.d.-a). Board members and staff. https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45/board_members_and_staff
oGeorgia BON. (n.d.-c). Scope of practice decision-making model. https://sos.ga.gov/PLB/acrobat/Forms/38 Reference -Scope of Practice DecisionTree.pdf
oNACNS. (2018). Guide to getting appointed to your State Boards of Nursing: Why seek appointment to your state board of nursing? http://nacns.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/11/3B-GuideToBON.pdf
oNational Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). (n.d.). The world leader in nursing regulatory knowledge. https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm NURS 6050 week 6 Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting