NRS 430V GCU Professional Accountability Standards of Practice & Professional Development Paper


Grand Canyon University

Question Description

DQ: Outline the process for the development of nursing standards of practice for your state(Miami ,Florida) including discussion of the entities involved in developing the standards of practice and how the standards of practice influence the nursing process for your areas of specialty(Registered Nurse).

Mention briefly what standards of practice do you follow in your employment as a Registered Nurse?


Read Chapter 4 in Dynamics in Nursing: Art and Science of Professional Practice.

Review "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010), located on the National Academies of Sciences website.

Review the Nurse Practice Act of your home state. A copy of the Nurse Practice Act should be available on the website of your state's board of nursing or nursing regulatory body.

Explore the "List of Nursing Organizations," located on the website.

Explore the America Nurses Credentialing Center website. In particular, familiarize yourself with the resources describing standards of practice.

Final Answer




Professional Nursing
Grand Canyon University



Standard practice is essential in all fields, no matter what discipline an individual is practising.
Nurses are very familiar with policies and protocols. The procedures and protocols must be coming
from somewhere. In nursing, they come from the Nurse Practice Act and the ANA scope standards.
Nurse Practice Act is a state law that covers specific nursing topics and varies from state to state.
Florida, like other states, also has a nursing act to maintain high competency in nursing as a
practice. The act also protects the public from any danger that may come from incompetent nurses.
The act primarily looks into Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) (the
United States of America, 2019). The Nursing Practice Act bares definitions that encompass the
scope of practice for all medical practitioners in the nursing profession. The state of Florida
requires all nurses to be familiar with the act.
The Florida statutes define nursing diagnosis as the evaluation and observation or mental or
physical state, behaviours, signs and symptoms of illnesses to medical attention. It fu...

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