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Nursing Licensure and Standards of Practice
- Describe scope of practice in a variety of health care settings.
- Describe licensure requirements for registered nurses.
- Describe state Nurse Practice Acts and their impact on professional nursing practice.
Legal Standards and Nursing Liability
- Discuss potential nursing liability issues in a variety of health care settings.
- Compare and contrast negligence and malpractice.
Access to Care and Informed Consent
- Discuss the nurse's role in obtaining informed consent.
- Compare and contrast the impact of Medicare and Medicaid on patient's access to care.
Impact of Law on Professional Nursing Practice
- Discuss the impact of the nursing shortage on professional nursing practice.
- Discuss the role of the nurse in protecting patient safety.
- Discuss issues and trends affecting current nursing practice.
- Define professional ethics.
- Compare and contrast personal values and professional ethics.
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