Understanding the Scope of Practice and Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse
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 North Carolina Board of Nursing in 2008 and 2009 comprehensively reviewed the scope of practice and role of the Licensed Practical Nurse. The Board determined that clarification of the scope and role of the Licensed Practical Nurse was needed and requested revisions to related documents. After approving the revisions, the Board voted to have the information disseminated to all licensed nurses and to employers. This online course entitled “Understanding the Scope of Practice and Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)” is provided to accomplish that end.
There is no fee for this webcast. Preparation and viewing time is approximately 1 hour. This webcast will be available for viewing starting at 9:00 a.m. on July 12, 2010.
Read the information below carefully in preparation for viewing the webcast.
To receive contact hours you must read the following handouts:
- § 90-171.19. - § 90-171.21. of Nursing Practice Act
- Scope Comparison Chart
- Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice Clarification
- Registered Nurse Scope of Practice Clarification
- Scope of Practice Decision Tree for the Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse
- Decision Tree for Delegation to UAP
Related Position Statements
- Accepting an Assignment
- Competency Validation
- Delegation and Assignment of Nursing Activities
- Staff Development
Understanding the Scope of Practice and Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
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