Professional Accountability In Nursing

RGP Task 1: Professional Accountability

RGP Task 1: Professional Accountability 1

RGP Task 1: Professional Accountability

Student Name

Western Governors University

Date

Professional Accountability

A. Identify a nursing theory that has influenced your values and goals.

A nursing theory that has influenced the candidate’s values and goals is identified.

1. Explain how nurses apply the identified theory from part A to implement excellent nursing practices.

The explanation of how nurses apply the selected theory in part A to plan excellent nursing practices is logical.

2. Discuss how the identified theory from part A fits your professional practice.

The discussion of how the theory from part A fits the candidate’s professional practice is relevant, and it accurately addresses the identified theory.

B. Identify the contributions of two historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century.

The contributions of 2 historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century is identified.

1. Compare the differences in contributions of the two historical figures identified in part B.

The comparison accurately addresses the differences in the contributions of the 2 historical figures identified in part B and is logical and well supported.

2. Describe how the contributions of the two historical figures influence your professional nursing practice.

The description of how the contributions of the 2 historical nursing figures have influenced the candidate’s nursing practice is accurate.

C. Explain the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Association (ANA).

The explanation of the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the ANA is accurate and well supported.

1. Define the roles of these two organizations.

The definition of the roles of the State Board of Nursing and the ANA is provided and supported.

2. Explain how these two organizations influence your nursing practice.

The explanation of how the State Board of Nursing and the ANA influence the candidate’s nursing practice is accurate and relevant.

3. Explain the requirements for professional license renewal in your state (NEW JERSEY)

The explanation of the requirements for professional license renewal in the candidate’s state is accurate and well supported.

a. Discuss the consequences of failure to maintain license requirements in your state.

The discussion of the consequences of failure to maintain license in the candidate’s state is accurate.

4. Compare the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state.

The comparison accurately addresses the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state and is well supported.

D. Discuss the functional differences between the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (see the web links below).

The discussion of the functional differences between the given agencies is accurate and well supported.

1. Discuss how the two regulatory agencies influence your professional nursing practice.

The discussion of how the regulatory agencies influence the candidate’s professional nursing practice is relevant.

a. Describe your role as a patient advocate in promoting safety when a patient has requested to use an alternative therapy.

The discussion of the candidate’s role as a patient advocate in promoting safety when the patient has selected an alternative treatment is relevant.

E. Discuss the purposes of the Nurse Practice Act in your state and its impact on your professional practice.

The discussion of the purposes of the Nurse Practice Act and its influence on the candidate’s professional practice is accurate and well supported.

1. Discuss the scope of practice for a RN in your state.

The discussion of the scope of practice for an RN in the candidate’s state is logical and well supported.

2. Discuss how your state defines delegation for the RN.

The discussion of how the candidate’s state defines delegation for the RN is logical and well supported.

F. Apply each of the following roles to your professional practice:

• a scientist

• a detective

• a manager of the healing environment

The discussion of the application of each nursing role to the candidate’s professional practice is relevant.

G. Identify two provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (see web link below).

2 provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics are accurately identified.

1. Analyze how the two provisions identified in part G influence your professional nursing practice.

The analysis accurately addresses how the 2 provisions identified in part G influence the candidate’s professional nursing practice and the analysis is reasoned.

2. Describe a nursing error that may occur in a clinical practice (e.g., clinical setting, skills lab, or simulation).

The description of a nursing error in a clinical practice example is relevant.

a.  Explain how the ANA provisions identified in part G can be applied to the error discussed in part G2.

The explanation of how the ANA provisions in part G can be applied to the error from part G2 is relevant.

H. Identify four leadership qualities or traits that represent excellence in nursing.

4 leadership qualities or traits that represent excellence in nursing are identified, and are appropriate for a nursing practice.

1. Discuss the significance of the four leadership qualities identified in part H in the nurse’s role as each of the following:

• a leader at the bedside

• within a nursing team or interdisciplinary team

The discussion of how the nurse uses the identified leadership qualities or traits in part H includes each of the 4 traits, includes each of the given roles, and it is relevant.

2. Identify how your work environment impacts the following:

• nursing leadership

• decision making

• professional development

The submission identifies of how the work environment is impacted, and provides relevant details and examples of how each given point is impacted.

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