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Legal Scope of Practice Online Course (Individual)

Effective December 2017, the North Carolina Board of Nursing has shifted summative evaluation of its contact hour online educational offerings from objective to outcome measures for the purpose of all North Carolina Board of Nursing Continuing Education Bulletin articles/offerings listed on the Board of Nursing website.

The objective should be considered in the same context as a program outcome.

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

Read the information below carefully in preparation for viewing the webcast.

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:

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    Legal Scope of Practice Online Course (Individual)

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    1. Register
      (Receive confirmation number; The next step is to Begin Course)
    2. Begin Course
      (The next step is to select View Webcast to download the webcast, View Post-Test and Evaluation)
    3. View Post-Test and Evaluation
    Last Changed 23-Mar-2020

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