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Legal Scope of Practice Online Course (Individual)
The purpose of this course is to provide information and clarification regarding the legal scope of practice for nurses in North Carolina. This self-paced online course provides a basic understanding of nursing regulation and the parameters of practice for all levels of nursing personnel. It contrasts the scopes of the registered nurse and licensed practical nurse and provides examples of “exceeding” one’s scope.
- 2.3 contact hours $40.00
- 3 weeks unlimited access
Please read the information below carefully in preparation for taking this course.
The course is divided into an introduction and five chapters. Handout material can be downloaded and reviewed prior to logging on to begin the course. You must register with the Board to receive an access code, which will be valid for 3 weeks of unlimited access. You may exit the course at any time and complete it at your own pace. Upon completion, you will be expected to take a post-test and submit your answers for scoring. In order to receive contact hours, you must score a minimum of 80% on the post-test.
Read the following handouts:
The following documents and pages provide information that will be of assistance in completing the Legal Scope of Practice Course:
- Rules Defining Components of Practice for Registered Nurses pg 23-25
- Rules Defining Components of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses pg 25-28
- Position Statement LPN in Charge
- Position Statement Staff Development
- Position Statement Procedural Sedation
- Position Statement Cosmetic Procedures
- Position Statement Wound Care-Assessment and Debridement
- Position Statement History & Physical Examination – The Role of the RN
- Nurse Aide I Tasks
- Nurse Aide II Tasks
- Decision Tree for Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
- Position Statement Office Practice Setting
- Revocation, Suspension & Denial of License pg 11
You must register for the course:
Then you may take the course:
Post-Test and Evaluation:
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