New Nurses: Key Issues

Completing an approved nursing program and passing the NCLEX are the first steps to launching a successful nursing career. As nurses enter the workforce it is important that they understand how the profession is regulated and are aware of issues relating to professional responsibility. This includes knowing what constitutes a violation of the nurse practice act.

New Nurses: Your License to Practice Video

“New Nurses: Your License to Practice” highlights topics that newly licensed nurses should be aware of as they begin their first nursing positions. It gives them, as well as practicing nurses and students, an explanation of how the profession is regulated, through nursing licensure, U.S. Nursing Regulatory Bodies and state laws called nurse practice acts. The video also details the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and upholding nursing ethics. Watch now!

Resources for New Nurses

Online Courses

NCSBN offers courses on topics that are related to nurse practice acts and professional boundaries.

Nurse Practice Acts

Upholding the Standard: Professional Accountability in Nursing