Is There a Unique Body of Nursing Knowledge Essay

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Do you believe that there is a unique body of nursing knowledge? Ukelegharanya Onyinye Joy Student#: 211969326 Nursing 3010 3.0 Section L York University June 7, 2012

Nursing is a dynamic discipline and self-regulated profession. In Ontario, the regulatory body of nursing is the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). The title nurse is protected by the College and only an individual with comprehensive nursing knowledge is legally entitled to practice nursing and use
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This can only differentiate the novice from the expert, for example, when an experienced nurse unexpectedly meets a crisis situation like a patient presenting with hypoglycaemia in the emergency room. The knowledge of the immediate action to take is already available through the experience of a similar situation or through observing experts’

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