Professional Nurses : An Understanding Of The Nursing Profession Essay

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Professional Nurses Practice “Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora te iwi” This whakatauki underpins the importance of partnership and symbolises the work of the nursing profession. It also inspires and encourages future nursing students of all ages, cultures, ethnicities and religions to work in partnership with colleagues, throughout their journey as student nurses and careers as registered nurses to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for all individuals and whānau in their care. The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of the Nursing Council’s function and to develop knowledge and understanding of the realities in nursing practice when working with Maori and Tauiwi. The scope of practice for registered nurses will be explained in this assignment. It will further discuss how Tikanga and Kawa Whakaruruhau guide nursing practice. How the Health Practitioner’s Competence Assurance Act 2003 and the Crimes Act 1961 is incorporated into nursing practice will also be discussed. It concludes with how the role of Maori principles and ethics contribute to the development of professional comportment. Registered Nurse Scope of Practice As the statutory authority, the Nursing Council of New Zealand oversees all nursing scope of practices. The registered nurse (RN) scope of practice articulates education preparation and clinical experience requirements that nurses need to undertake to meet the standards of daily practice. The RNs scope of practice, set by
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