What Is a Practice Nurse?

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A practice nurse is a person who works in the general practitioner (GP) and practice providing patient examination, screening and treatment. The nurse also provides general travel health advices including prevention of malaria. They can handle the following tasks treating small injuries helping with minor operations done under local anaesthetic, health screening, and family planning, running vaccination programmes, and running programmes to help people to stop smoking.
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The Nurse Practice Act are laws in each state that define the scope of nursing practice. The Nurse Practice Act protects safety, welfare and public health.
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The Nurse Practice Act (NPA) defines the scope of practice specific to a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse, an advanced nurse practitioner and a nurse anesthetist. It represents
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Law defining the scope of nursing practice in a given state. (Chitty, Kay Kittrell. Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 5th Edition. Saunders Book Company, 032007. 18.14
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n. A licensed practical nurse. A person who has had practical experience in nursing care but who is not a graduate of a degree program in nursing.
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