"(2) "Professional nursing" means the performance of an act
that requires substantial specialized judgment and skill, the
proper performance of which is based on knowledge and
application of the principles of biological, physical, and
social science as acquired by a completed course in an
approved school of professional nursing. The term does not
include acts of medical diagnosis or the prescription of
therapeutic or corrective measures. Professional nursing
(A) the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation,
rehabilitation, care and counsel, or health teachings
of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or
experiencing a change in normal health processes;
(B) the maintenance of health or prevention of illness;
(C) the administration of a medication or treatment as
ordered by a physician, podiatrist, or dentist;
(D) the supervision or teaching of nursing;
(E) the administration, supervision, and evaluation of
nursing practices, policies, and procedures;
(F) the requesting, receiving, signing for, and distribution
of prescription drug samples to patients at sites in
which a registered nurse is authorized to sign
prescription drug orders as provided by
Subchapter B, Chapter 157;
(G) the performance of an act delegated by a physician
under Section 157.052, 157.053, 157.054,
157.0541, 157.0542, 157.058, or 157.059; and
(H) the development of the nursing care plan"
I have to answer this question: 1) Identify and discuss three RN's professional values.
Is the list from above ... THE list of professional values, I've looked everywhere and cannot find the professional values.
I also would like to know, if I am using information off files from a case where an RN is being charged ... where it shows..
so and so so so ...... "REVOKED"
and then it says ...
charge I and so... on .. this document ... how do I make a citation for this? I am entirely confused and I've googled and my professor through me to the wolfs
Texas board of nursing. In (2011). Retrieved from http://www.bon.texas.gov/nursinglaw/pdfs/npa2011.pdf
Feb 16, '13
There's a difference between a list of legal responsibilities (which you have listed here from the statute) and professional values. What you seek is easily found in the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice and the ANA Code of Ethics. These can be accessed online for free (Google them) or purchased in hard copy from the ANA website or Amazon. I am looking forward to hearing what you find.
I'm not really understanding much of the rest of your post. Could you clarify what you're looking for? Charge I and so on? What's that?
If you are citing a board action, you can do something like, "Texas Board of Registered Nursing (or whatever it's called) v. Jane Doe, case # 1234567-ABC, Dec. 2008." If decisions on discipline are posted on the Board website, you use the same citation you would for any website: "www.whatevertheboardofnursingswebsiteurlis.go v/janedoe/decision Retrieved Feb 15, 2013"
Nursing board actions are usually based on a breach of standard of care as noted in the statute. How do you think nursing values are reflected in the statutes?
"Through you to the wolfs"-- I think you mean, "threw you to the wolves," but I'm not clear how your faculty did that. It means they did not support you, they let events or other authority overtake you, so you're on your own and in danger. Note that making you find stuff out yourself is not dangerous.
Last edit by nurseprnRN on Feb 16, '13