Nurses must act to prevent unsafe and unethical care practices. Many resources exist to resolve ethical and other practice dilemmas.
Watch the Professional Standards Scenario below before continuing.
Once you’ve watched the scenario, analyze it related to delegation according to your own stateâ€™s Nurse Practice Act. Then, compare it to one other stateâ€™s Nurse Practice Act. Use citations from the professional nursing literature and your stateâ€™s Nurse Practice Act, or scope of practice documents as resources. Include your stateâ€™s definition of delegation in your introductory paragraph and the comparison stateâ€™s definition in the body of the paper.
According to your stateâ€™s definition of delegation, was the nurse able to delegate this task to the nursing assistant? Why or why not? Compare and contrast this scenario with another delegation scenario from your nursing practice.
All submissions must have a minimum of two scholarly references to support your work.
- Your state nursing board website
- American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Joint Statement on Delegation
Examples of work to show mastery:
- 2-3 page paper
- 5-6 slides Microsoft Power Point presentation
- 3-5 minute video presentation