A. Identify/Define nursing theory- Dorothea Orems Self Care Theory
1. Explain how nurses apply the identified theory from part A to implement excellent nursing practices. 2. Discuss how the identified theory from part A fits a nurses professional practice. B. Identify the contributions of two historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century. 1. Compare the differences in contributions of the two historical figures identified in part B. 2. Describe how the contributions of the two historical figures influence your professional nursing practice. C. Explain the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Association (ANA). 1. Define the roles of these two organizations. 2. Explain how these two organizations influence nursing practice. 3. Explain the requirements for professional license renewal in Indiana.
a. Discuss the consequences of failure to maintain license requirements in Indiana. 4. Compare the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state. D. Discuss the functional differences between the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (see the web links below). 1. Discuss how the two regulatory agencies influence a professional nursing practice. a. Describe a nurses role as a patient advocate in promoting safety when a patient has requested to use an alternative therapy. E. Discuss the purposes of the Nurse Practice Act in Indiana and its impact on a nurses professional practice. 1. Discuss the scope of practice for a RN in Indiana. 2. Discuss how Indiana defines delegation for the RN. F. Apply each of the following roles to a nurses professional practice: • a scientist • a detective • a manager of the healing environment G. Identify two provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics. 1. Analyze how the two provisions identified in part G influence a professional nursing practice. 2. Describe a nursing error that may occur in a clinical practice (e.g., clinical setting, skills lab, or simulation). a. Explain how the ANA provisions identified in part G can be applied to the error discussed in part G2. H. Identify four leadership qualities or traits that represent excellence in nursing. 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 2. Identify how your work environment impacts the following: • nursing leadership • decision making • professional development