Scope of Practice / Nurse Practice Act

  1. 0 What/where is the Nurse Practice Act for Indiana? I am an LPN and I am trying to clearly define my role in my current workplace, however I am not able to find it. I am most interested in the scope of the LPN in Indiana.. PLEASE HELP!!!!
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  4. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Have you checked the IN BON website? Usually, all the rules/regs related to nursing practice are posted somewhere on the state's BON website.
  5. Visit  sunnysideup09 profile page
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    Your workplace should have a policy on what an LPN can do. The Nurse practice act is very vague on the roles.
    http://www.in.gov/pla/files/ISBN_2008_EDITION.pdf

    see page 44.
  6. Visit  hoosier guy profile page
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    i have searched high and low for something spelling out the scope of practice for nurses in indiana. the information i find is very vague. interestingly, the scope of practice for pa’s is clearly defined and spelled out to the letter. i wonder why the law is so ambiguous toward nurses and so clear with pa’s. the only thing that is clear is that apn’s must have a corroboration agreement with physicians and that crna’s must work under the direct supervision of a physician.
  7. Visit  Whispera profile page
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    Hmmm...I just spent a half hour looking. I found lots of statutes that said what would happen if you didn't follow the rules, but didn't state what the rules are!
  8. Visit  hoosier guy profile page
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    for aprn’s i’m guessing the scope of practice would be defined by your collaboration agreement. i have no idea how they determine rns and lpns scope of practice.
  9. Visit  bstewart40 profile page
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    LPN and RN scopes of practice are determined by the facility. That's why some LPNs can hang blood and others can't.
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  10. Visit  indynurse317 profile page
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    If you look in the IAC (Indiana Administrative Code) the scope of nursing for RN's and LPN's are clearly spelled out. I believe the RN practice acts are on page 39 of this code book. The LPN practice acts should be right after that.

    Good Luck!!!!!!
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  11. Visit  BloomNurseRN profile page
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    Thanks Indynurse317! I will definitely be checking this out, as I will be a graduating RN next May. :-)
  12. Visit  dadda11o profile page
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    Here is the link for the 2011 edition of Administrative and Indiana code related to nursing. I have read portions of other states' Nurse Practice Acts and in some respects, I agree, there is a feeling of "vagueness". Although I have heard at times that is "good" because if it is not expressly prohibited by law ...
    http://www.in.gov/pla/files/ISBN.2011_EDITION.pdf


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