“The aging population, growing consumer expectations, changing disease patterns, increased availability and cost of health-related technology and medicines are straining the Australian health system. The nursing profession represents Australia’s largest regulated health workforce, yet its practice boundaries are poorly understood” (Briks et al., 2016, p.522).

 For this reflective essay,

Define  ‘scope of practice’ within nursing .

Discuss the registered nurses’ scope of practice in terms of the current Australian health care demands.

Identify one area of clinical practice you wish to pursue after the completion of your nursing degree and reflect why so.

Develop your reflection on the chosen area of practice, based on your previous clinical placement experience.

Use research evidence to support your thoughts and facts.

Use recommended readings and journal articles to develop the essay