Important for Nurses to Review The Nurse Practice Act

Here’s an interesting post we found on about The Nurse Practice Act, commonly referred to as “The Act.”

In it the author, Kevin Erickon, defines The Act as “a set of laws that govern specific aspects of the nursing profession..[it] claims to protect the public from an unsafe nurse by ensuring minimum levels of performance.”  It’s important for all nurses to stay up-to-date with the The Nurse Practice Act in their respective states so that they can be knowledgeable of the legal obligations associated with The Act.  Mr. Erickson goes on to say that most public libraries carry a copy of the stat statute book, but it’s important to make sure that you have the most updated version and/or any new amendments.

Where The Nurse Practice Act gets a little tricky is when it comes to travel nurses.  Because a nurse is bound by the Act of the state in which she is licensed as well as the state in which he/she is employed.  So it is very possible for a travel nurse to be disciplined in multiple states if an incident were to occur.

Click here to read the entire post: The Nurse Practice Act – A Closer Look