Standards & Liabilities
Due October 23
The purposes of this scholarly writing paper are to develop and to communicate a deeper understanding of the relationship of the scope of practice to the legalities and liabilities of being a practicing nurse. This paper will require you to research the Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice and the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
Then, write a three to four-page paper (excluding the title page and references) on how the standards and scope of practice are important to nursing and what liabilities a nurse may face in their practice.
Include an Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion sections. Using the Level One Headings (bold, centered), include in the Discussion section:
· A summary of the importance of standards
· Compare and contrast Standards to entry-level practice
· The relationship of the scope of practice to the liability and legalities of those in the role of the nurse
· An example from your experience or your work setting on how the standards of care are applied
To better organize the paper, use Level Two Headings (flush with the left margin, bolded) for the topics included in the discussion. So, the sections in the paper should look like this:
Importance of Standards of Care
Your paragraph(s). Include why and how the standards of care and state practice acts determine the professional scope of nursing practice.
Compare and Contrast Standards to Entry-Level Practice
Your paragraph(s). Include how the standards can guide entry-level practice and discuss perceived problems they may encounter.
Relationship of Scope of Practice to Liability
Your paragraph(s). Analyze one case that the nurse was found either guilty or not guilty due to scope of practice and discuss if the student agrees or disagrees with the verdict and why.
Professional Practice Example
Your paragraph(s) Provide an example that you have observed in nursing practice of how the scope of practice and standards impacted the care provided.