Post a comparison of at least two APRN board of nursing regulations in your state/region with those of at least one other state/region. Describe how they may differ. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain how the regulations you selected may apply to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who have legal authority to practice within the full scope of their education and experience. Provide at least one example of how APRNs may adhere to the two regulations you selected.
Professional Nursing and State-Level Regulations
Resources and Mission of Regional Nursing Boards
Nursing is one of the health professionals that have to be regulated so as to ensure that only those that meet the set threshold are allowed to practice. By doing so, the risk of harm to patients is reduced. The Nurse Practice Act mandates regional boards of Nursing with the power to ensure nurses work within safe nursing practices (Kangasniemi et al., 2015). The board is also mandated to issues licenses for people who wish to practice Nursing. According to the Act, the board is supposed to provide qualifications upon which one receives the license, provide the nursing titles to be used, outline the scope of practice for every nurse and finally actions that can be taken against a nurse who fails to live up to the nursing laws.
How Key Regulations Impact Nursing Practice As an ethical and legal requirement, all patients are mandated to receive quality care at all times. Nursing regulation is, therefore, meant to protect the public by ensuring that only qualified people attend to the needs of the patients (Olson & Stokes, 2016). By overseeing the competency of the nurse through aspects such as discipline and licensing…