Nursing Education & Law. Alice E. Dupler, J.D., APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor. Enduring Understandings?. Like nursing, law is based on guiding values and beliefs, the interpretation of which are fluid in a global society
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Alice E. Dupler, J.D., APRN-BC
Clinical Associate Professor
Nursing workforce requires:
‘Integration of evidence-based, clinical knowledge and research with effective communication and leadership skills’
Call to action
Tri-Council for Nursing
(AACN, ANA, AONE, NLN)
Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2005
‘It’s all about the evidence’
‘Nursing is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him’
the performance of acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based on the principles of the biological, behavioral, and sociological sciences in either….
"Advanced registered nursing practice" means the performance of the acts of a registered nurse and the performance of an expanded role in providing health care services as recognized by the medical and nursing professions, the scope of which is defined by rule by the commission...Perform specialized and advanced levels of nursing … Upon approval by the commission, an advanced registered nurse practitioner may prescribe legend drugs and controlled substances contained in Schedule V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, chapter 69.50 RCW, and Schedules II through IV subject to RCW 18.79.240(1) (r) or (s).
The nurse shall have knowledge of the statutes and rules governing nursing practice and shall function within the legal scope of nursing practice
clear and convincing evidence
beyond a reasonable doubt
Connect the dots!
Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom (1940, 1970 rev)
Teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, but they should be careful not to introduce into their teaching controversial matter which has no relation to their subject. Limitations of academic freedom because of religious or other aims of the institution should be clearly stated in writing at the time of the appointment.
The rights of students and faculty!
‘no state can deprive a person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law’
What will you do!
Now what the heck should you do???