The regulation of nursing practice is delineated within each state’s nurse practice act. Nurses are responsible for knowing and understanding how their practice is regulated by the state in which they are licensed. A nurse who practices beyond their state’s legal definition of nursing is subject to disciplinary action by the regulatory agency.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- What should a nurse do if requested to perform a duty that is beyond the scope of practice outlined in your state’s nurse practice act?
- Include which state you are from.