Nursing: Scope and standards of practice

During this course, students have completed a comprehensive physical assessment, which included taking a patient history and evaluating for at-risk behavior. What new assessment skills did you develop in the course, or how did the assessment assignments in Shadow Health help you build on your assessment skills? How do you plan to integrate these new assessment skills into your professional practice? How do you plan to integrate the necessary skills for assessing the readability of health education materials into your practice? In your journal assignment, reflect on your learning regarding the importance of health literacy in patient health and well-being.

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This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO5: Develops a plan for continued personal and professional development through enrollment in graduate education, continuing education programs, certification attainment, professional reading and participation in professional organizations’ and service to the community. (PO#5)


Now that each one of you is very close to completing this major accomplishment in your nursing career, please share your professional development plans to keep up to date in your chosen specialty and nursing in general.

  • In what professional nursing organizations do you currently participate? What organizations might you think about participating in for the future?
  • What nursing certifications are you considering?
  • How might consideration of continuing your education to pursue a graduate degree fit into your future plans?


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American Nursing Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). American Nurses Publishing.


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