Nursing NUR402 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Nursing Management, Collaborative Partnerships, Therapeutic Relationship
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CNO Practise standards
The purpose of CNO is to protect the public’s right to quality nursing services by
providing leadership to the nursing profession in self-regulation.
A standard is an authoritative statement that sets out the legal and
professional basis of nursing practice.
Expectations that contribute to public protection
They inform nurses of their accountabilities & the public of what to expect of
They apply to all nurses regardless of their role, job description or area of
7 Standards of Nursing Practice
three of the standards (Knowledge, Knowledge application and
Leadership) have indicators for RNs/NPs.
Why Do we Have Standards?
I. provide a guide to the knowledge, skills, judgment & attitudes that are
needed to practise safely
II. Describe what each nurse is accountable & responsible for in practice.
III. Standards represent performance criteria for nurses
IV. interpret nursing’s scope of practice to the public and other health care
V. used to stimulate peer feedback
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VI. encourage research to validate practice and generate research questions,
lead to improvement in health care delivery
VII. aid in developing a better understanding and respect for the various &
complementary roles that nurses have.
All standards have equal importance & are interconnected.
Each nurse is accountable to the public & responsible for ensuring that
her/his practice and conduct meets legislative requirements and the
standards of the profession.
A nurse demonstrates the standard by:
identifying her/himself and explaining her/his role to clients
providing, facilitating, advocating and promoting the best possible
care for clients; advocating on behalf of clients
seeking assistance appropriately and in a timely manner
sharing nursing knowledge and expertise with others to meet client
ensuring practice is consistent with CNO’s standards of practice and
guidelines as well as legislation
taking action in situations in which client safety & well-being are
maintaining competence and refraining from performing activities
that she/he is not competent in; taking responsibility for errors when
taking appropriate action to maintain client safety
reporting to the appropriate authority any healthcare team member
or colleague whose actions or behaviors toward clients are unsafe
or unprofessional, or indicate physical, verbal and emotional abuse
reporting sexual abuse of a client by a regulated health professional
to the appropriate regulatory college, as legislated in the
Health Professions Act, 1991.
2. Continuing competence
nurse maintains and continually improves her/his competence by
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