Defining the term "Entry into Practice"

  1. I have a question for you guys... it's from a study guide for my intro to nursing class. It asks: "Describe the term 'Entry into Practice' and discuss the current status on this subject in California and the rest of the country."
    I think it could possibly be referring to the NCLEX-RN. That would mean that "Entry into Practice," as a term, refers to passing this test (having completed the prerequisite nursing courses at accredited institutions). I don't know of any other legal/regulatory policies governing professional nurse's entry into practice, besides education and the NCLEX-RN. Could this term just be loose? Or does it refer to something specific I don't know about? I haven't been able to find it in the index of the required text for this course, either. Thanks for the insight, peeps.
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  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    Entry into practice, if I am not mistaken, refers to the educational requirements required to become a nurse (not restricted to RNs; remember LPNs are nurses and covered under the regulations of licensure/BON)...

    It most often brings up a heated debate here at allnurses, over whether LPNs are 'real nurses' or should be phased out, ADN vs. BSN, etc.

    Here is an interesting article you might want to read