Registered Nurses possess minimum standards of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are necessary for them to practice within their scope of practice.
In this assessment item you are required to write an essay defining and discussing scope of practice and what this means in the nursing discipline. Submit a discussion supported by analysis of contemporary literature that compares scope of practice of newly Registered Nurses to that of Registered Nurses (RN), Enrolled Nurses (EN), Assistants in Nursing (AIN) and other Health Care Worker (HCW) roles. You are expected to refer to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) guidelines and other legislation to support your discussion. Some suggestions for applicable areas to begin the literature search are provided below. Content must be applicable to the role of a newly registered nurse.