For further information on the Professional Standards or any nursing practice issue, contact BCCNP. Practice BCCNP Standards of Practice are available online at .. Email [email protected] or telephone (ext. with the responsibility for establishing, monitoring and enforcing standards of practice and professional ethics for licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, . BCCNP’s legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of nursing professionals (LPNs, NPs, RNs, and RPNs), setting standards of practice, .
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The Professional Standards are used by registered nurses and nurse practitioners to: A standard is an expected and achievable level of performance against which actual performance can be compared.
The Indicators peactice not written in order of importance, nor are they intended to be an exhaustive list of criteria for each Professional Standard. The Indicators will be especially helpful for nurses who assume responsibilities in practice areas outside their primary area of responsibility.
What is a Standard? Developing job descriptions that identify expectations for practice Developing orientation programs Creating performance appraisal tools. The policies of employers or other organizations cannot relieve individual nurses of accountability for their own actions or their primary obligation to meet these Professional Standards.
In British Columbia, the public has entrusted the BC College of Nursing Professionals through the Health Professions Act, with the responsibility for establishing, monitoring and enforcing standards of ptactice and professional ethics for licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and standsrds psychiatric nurses.
BCCNP The college is responsible for assuring that the profession as a whole carries out its commitment to the public. Public The public can use the Professional Standarxs to understand the expectations for professional nursing practice.
Nurses The Professional Standards are used by registered nurses and nurse practitioners crhbc Individual nurses As self-regulating professionals, nurses are responsible for acting professionally and being accountable for their own practice. For example, a nurse whose primary responsibility is for clinical practice may at times assume responsibilities for education e.
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Indicators provide specific criteria for meeting each Professional Standard in each of the four main areas of practice: Or a nurse who usually works in administration may sometimes be responsible for research e. Nursing has a proud history of service to the public, and the public expects competent nurses to provide safe and ethical nursing care.
This is achieved in part by establishing and regularly reviewing the Professional Standards, by providing resources to support nurses in understanding and stancards them, and by developing other Standards of Practice that provide more specific information on a particular topic e.
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The college is responsible for crhbc that the profession as a whole carries out its commitment to the public. Indicators are used to measure the actual performance of an individual nurse. Why have Professional Standards? All nurses are responsible for understanding the Professional Standards and applying them to their practice, regardless of their setting, role or area of practice. In these cases, nurses will find helpful direction in the Indicators for the relevant practice areas.
As self-regulating professionals, nurses are responsible for acting professionally and being accountable for their own practice. The primary purpose of the Professional Standards is to promote, guide and direct professional practice.
Employers have a responsibility to provide essential support systems, including human and material resources, that allow nurses to meet these Professional Standards. It is the minimum level of acceptable performance.
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The public can use the Professional Standards to understand the expectations for professional nursing practice. Share Facebook Twitter Email Print. Employers Employers have a responsibility to provide essential support systems, including human and material resources, that allow nurses to meet these Professional Standards.