Scope Of Practice: A Nursing Case Study

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In this written assignment, a chosen nursing colleague’s scope of practice and competence to practice nursing will be discussed and evaluated. Then the concept of competence will be additionally explained. Furthermore, the assessment and standards used to measure the competent nursing practice will be analysed whilst taking into consideration of the assessment’s reliability, feasibility and validity factors.
As the healthcare environment continues to change and expand, the scope of registered nurse (RN) practice has also been increasingly recognised for its importance (Casey et al., 2014). In New Zealand (NZ) 2003, the RN scope of practice was highlighted within the enactment of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA). Furthermore,
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The self-assessment’s main purpose is to capture a snapshot of the nurse’s status at that specific moment in time. The self-assessment does not rate or label the person from the results. The RN 's learning requirements identified from the assessment can then be joined to relevant CCF opportunities in pursuance of developing their future professional development plan (Hicks, Schumacher, Guralnick, Carraccio, & Burke, 2014). CCF activities are then ventured and RNs reassess on their competence for practise improvement and growth. The PDRP process leads to opportunities for practitioners to take ownership of their practice competency excellence and make real changes to …show more content…
Also, the nursing practice that is deemed competent only via observation cannot be determined as complete. The literature recommends that competencies are not subject to quantification as the underpinning of competency assessment ideally requires an evaluation of other components (de Holanda, Marra, & Kowal Olm Cunha, 2015). Therefore, other components that need to be taken into consideration include the RN’s behaviours, attitudes and insights. Yanhua and Watson (2012) have found that RNs with a limited insight of their professions were strongly related to nursing practice that was high in risk or unsafe. Furthermore, in order to ensure its content validity can be affirmed, more than one method of measuring competence, competence indicator and the models for assessing competence should be available in the assessment of competence, PDRP (Yanhua and Watson, 2012). Fortunately, the PDRP has already incorporated and realised that the competence assessment in nursing should not be based whole on the RN’s knowledge or task-oriented expertise skills but also importantly take into consideration of the RN’s attitudes and behaviours relevant to the professional practice as

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