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  • Practice Support Initiatives That Contribute to the Regulation of RNs and NPs

    In British Columbia, the regulatory body recognizes that providing support so nurses can meet the Standards of Practice helps protect the public and promote the goal of competent, ethical care. This article describes the mechanisms through which practice support is provided and some tools that help RNs apply standards and meet expectations for professional practice.

    2012 | Publication

  • Medication Administration in Nursing Homes: RN Delegation to UAP

    The purposes of this article are to provide an overview of medication errors in nursing homes, an understanding of the challenges nursing homes face in ensuring safe medication processes, and the role delegation can play in safe medication administration.

    2011 | Publication

  • Analysis of Employed Medication Aides in All Health Care Settings

    This article provides the results of a nonexperimental, descriptive study conducted to explore the frequency and importance of activities performed by certified, entry level MAs. More than 1,800 MAs provided valid responses.

    2012 | Publication

  • An Alternative Method of Transitioning Into Practice: A Non-Employee Based Program

    In this article a program that takes an innovative, alternative approach to transitioning RNs into practice developed and implemented by nurse leaders in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas, is described and discussed.

    2012 | Publication

  • Nursing Internships: Practicing Without a License

    This article explores nursing internship programs not associated with nursing courses or curricula but are stand-alone programs used to recruit nurses. Issues discussed are the nurse interns’ liability and misunderstanding of the licensure requirement and the health-care systems' promotion of practice without a license.

    2011 | Publication