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NG 325 Nurse Practice Act (NPA) GRID

 

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Georgia Nurse Practice Act

­­­­North Carolina Nurse Practice Act

Purpose of the NPA

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To ensure
that anyone practicing nursing under the title of “registered professional
nurse” will be licensed, and therefor is expected to comply with rules and
regulations included in the NPA
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To
regulate and control registered nursing education and practice, making sure
public health and safety are protected, preserved and promoted.

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Facilitate the responsibility
of the state in protecting the health and safety of the public
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Promote and assure the collaboration
of party states in the areas of nurse licensure and regulation
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Enable teamwork amongst party
states in nursing regulation, investigation, and opposing actions
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Ensure the following of the
laws governing the practice of nursing in every jurisdiction
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By means of joint recognition
of party state licenses, permit all party states the power to hold nurses
accountable for following all state practice law

 

Definition of nursing practice

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The
performance of care/counsel of the ill, injured, or infirm, and
promotion/maintenance of health with individuals, groups, or both.
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Substantial
knowledge of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and nursing
theory

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A dynamic discipline
including:
assessment, care, counselling, teaching, referring and execution
of prescribed treatment in the upkeep of health, inhibition and management of
disease, injury, disability, or the accomplishment of a honourable death.
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Caring for those that suffer
from chronic and acute illnesses in an attentive, sustained, and unceasing
manner.
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Supervision of patients
undergoing or preparing to undergo rehabilitation
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Helpful and healing care
given to ensure the highest level of health of individuals, groups, and
communities
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The supervision, teaching,
and evaluation of student nurses and other fellow nursing associates
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Administration of nursing programs
and nursing services

 

Requirements for licensure

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Attend/graduate
from traditional or non-traditional nursing program recognized by the state
(accreditation)
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Pass
recognized licensure exam after graduating from recognized nursing program
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Complete
satisfactory background check/fingerprint record check by the Georgia Crime
Information Center and FBI
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Completion
of further education if license exam is not passed within no longer than
three years
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Preceptorship
under the supervision of a registered nurse recognized by the state

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Graduation from a course of
study approved by the Board
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Proof of completion of
nursing program directly from the institution in which it was completed
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Completion of forms provided
by the Board
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Payment of application fee
for examination
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Completion of the NCLEX-RN
with a passing grade
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Demonstrate mental and physical
ability to carry out nursing duties and responsibilities (to be determined by
the board)

10 actions within the scope of practice of nursing

1.    
Assess
health status of individuals, groups, or both throughout their lifespan
2.    
Create
nursing diagnoses
3.    
Determine
nursing goals to achieve health care needs
4.    
Plan,
implement, and evaluate nursing care
5.    
Deliver
safe and effective nursing care
6.    
Administering
medications
7.    
Work
together with medical team members in management of care
8.    
Teach
theory and practice of nursing
9.    
Administer
treatments as ordered by licensed physician
10. 
Supervision
and management of the practice of nursing

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Assessment of patient’s
physical health, mental health, and reaction to illness/treatment
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 Documenting and communicating results of
nursing assessment
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Plan, initiate, deliver, and
evaluate appropriate nursing tasks
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Teach, assign, delegate/supervise
other health care staff in carrying out treatment routine
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Work with other health care
professionals in deciding best health care for patient, but no medical
diagnosis or prescribing of treatment plan is to be made unless under the supervision
of a licensed physician
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Treating and administering medications
as ordered by any person approved by State law to prescribe the regimen.
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Provide education/counselling
about patient’s health
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Report and document plan of
care, nursing actions/care implemented, and response of patient to care
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Supervise, teach, and
evaluate current nurses and students when performing nursing duties
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Provide and maintain safe and
effective nursing care, whether rendered directly or indirectly

Circumstances resulting in a nursing license to be disciplined

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Voluntary
surrender or failure to renew license
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Convicted
of felony charge(s) or a crime in which immorality is suspected
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Unable to
perform nursing duties with reasonable skill and safety
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Failure
to meet minimum continuing competency requirement for renewal
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“Unprofessional
Conduct” (unethical, deceptive, or harmful)
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Practicing
under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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Provided falsified
information to the Board in attempt to acquire licensure to practice nursing
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Withheld information when
attempting to attain licensure to practice nursing
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Convicted or plea of nolo contendere
or guilty to any crime that suggests nurse is unfit or not able to practice nursing
or has attempted to deceive the public
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Mental or physical disability
that interferes with nurse’s ability to perform nursing duties safely and
effectively
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Use of drugs that hinder
nurse from performing duties safely and effectively
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Engagement in any activity
that poses a threat to public health
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Any deliberate or negligent
acts or omissions regardless of actual injury to patient
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Wilful violation of any rules
enacted by the Board
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Violations of any provisions
of the Article

Purpose of the Board of Nursing.

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To create
uniformity of nursing licensure requirements, promoting safety and public
health benefits
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Facilitate
states’ responsibility to protect the publics’ health and safety
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Promote
compliance with the laws of nursing

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To create
uniformity of nursing licensure requirements, promoting safety and public
health benefits
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Facilitate
states’ responsibility to protect the publics’ health and safety
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Promote
compliance with the laws of nursing
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By means of joint recognition
of party state licenses, permit all party states the power to hold nurses
accountable for following all state practice law

Compact State?

Yes

Yes

References (APA)

Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act,
O.C.G.A. § 43-26-1 (2017).

North
Carolina Nurse Practice Act, Gen. Stat. § 90-171-1 (2009).

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