Responsibilities Of A Registered Nurse

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Nursing profession originated from the moral practice of caring and the belief to do good. (New Zealand Nursing Organization [NZNO], 2010). The International Council of Nurses (ICN) (2014) states that nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness and caring ill and disabled people. A registered nurse encompasses individually and collaborative care of individual of all ages, families, groups and communities. A registered nurse promotes a safe environment and helps educate individuals. Registered nurses must demonstrate their competence every year by providing evidence to show that they are meeting the standards and legislative requirements (Nursing Council of New Zealand [NCNZ], 2007). This essay will describe the…show more content…
A Registered nurse should be able to demonstrate knowledge and judgment and being accountable for own actions and decisions while promoting an environment that maximizes health consumer safety, independence, quality of life and health. Domain Two: Management of Nursing Care in which contains competencies that are related to assessing and managing health consumer care, in response to their needs and supported by nursing knowledge and evidence-based research. Domain Three: Interpersonal Relationships involves competencies that are related to interpersonal and therapeutic relationship and communication with health consumers, colleagues, and documentations. Domain Four: Interpersonal health care & quality improvement in which contains competencies that registered nurses must evaluate the effectiveness of care and promotes a nursing perspective inter-professionally (NCNZ, 2007). As there are so many competencies, this essay will only focus on competence 2.3 and 2.4. Confidentiality is one of the ethical values that nurses need to uphold. This includes keeping the privacy of patients ' observed body language and any of their written or spoken information. A registered nurse must be mindful of the information they obtained from the client and also must protect the physical, emotional and social rights of the client from privacy invaders (NZNO 2010 p.). This ethical value relates back to competency 2.3 of NCNZ in which a registered nurse must
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