Legal considerations for nursing practice. Legal limits for nursing. Nurse practice acts: describe and define the legal boundaries of nursing practice within each state Vary from state to state, especially for advanced practice nurses (family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists)
The following must be established in order for nurses to be found guilty of malpractice:
MYTH: Nursing students will never be asked to perform skills that they don’t know how to do.
REALITY: Nurse preceptors are not always aware of which skills have been learned by the nursing students. Students may be asked to perform skills that they have not been taught yet.