Registered Nurses Standards For Practice

Critically reflect on relevant clinical nursing experience/s from your Bachelor of Nursing practicum. Relate the significance of this experiential learning to TWO of the NMBA (2016) Registered Nurses Standards for Practice. Produce a written reflection that demonstrates critical reflection considering the NMBA standards and your experience/s. Ensure your discussion is supported with evidence-based literature. The NMBA Standards can be found here: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016). Registered Nurses standards for practice.

RN standards for practice

Standard 1:Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice RNs use a variety of thinking strategies and the best available evidence in making decisions and providing safe, quality nursing practice within person-centred and evidence-based frameworks.

The RN:

1.1 accesses, analyses, and uses the best available evidence, that includes research findings for safe quality practice

1.2 develops practice through reflection on experiences, knowledge, actions, feelings and beliefs to identify how these shape practice

1.3 respects all cultures and experiences, which includes responding to the role of family and community that underpin the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of other cultures

1.4 complies with legislation, policies, guidelines and other standards or requirements relevant to the context of practice when making decisions

1.5 uses ethical frameworks when making decisions

1.6 maintains accurate, comprehensive and timely documentation of assessments, planning, decisionmaking, actions and evaluations, and

1.7 contributes to quality improvement and relevant research.

Standard 2: Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships

RN practice is based on purposefully engaging in effective therapeutic and professional relationships. This includes collegial generosity in the context of mutual trust and respect in professional relationships.

The RN:

2.1 establishes, sustains and concludes relationships in a way that differentiates the boundaries between professional and personal relationships

2.2 communicates effectively, and is respectful of a person’s dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights

2.3 recognises that people are the experts in the experience of their life

2.4 provides support and directs people to resources to optimise health related decisions

2.5 advocates on behalf of people in a manner that respects the person’s autonomy and legal capacity

2.6 uses delegation, supervision, coordination, consultation and referrals in professional relationships to achieve improved health outcomes

2.7 actively fosters a culture of safety and learning that includes engaging with health professionals

Standard 3: Maintains the capability for practice

RNs, as regulated health professionals, are responsible and accountable for ensuring they are safe, and have the capability for practice. This includes ongoing selfmanagement and responding when there is concern about other health professionals’ capability for practice.

RNs are responsible for their professional development and contribute to the development of others. They are also responsible for providing information and education to enable people to make decisions and take action in relation to their health.

The RN:

3.1 considers and responds in a timely manner to the health and well being of self and others in relation to the capability for practice

3.2 provides the information and education required to enhance people’s control over health

3.3 uses a lifelong learning approach for continuing professional development of self and others

3.4 accepts accountability for decisions, actions, behaviours and responsibilities inherent in their role, and for the actions of others to whom they have delegated responsibilities

3.5 seeks and responds to practice review and feedback

3.6 actively engages with the profession, and

3.7 identifies and promotes the integral role of nursing practice and the profession in influencing better health outcomes for people.

Standard 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments

RNs accurately conduct comprehensive and systematic assessments. They analyse information and data and communicate outcomes as the basis for practice.

The RN:

4.1 conducts assessments that are holistic as well as culturally appropriate

4.2 uses a range of assessment techniques to systematically collect relevant and accurate information and data to inform practice

4.3 works in partnership to determine factors that affect, or potentially affect, the health and well being of people and populations to determine priorities for action and/or for referral, and

4.4 assesses the resources available to inform planning.

Standard 5: Develops a plan for nursing practice

RNs are responsible for the planning and communication of nursing practice. Agreed plans are developed in partnership. They are based on the RNs appraisal of comprehensive, relevant information, and evidence that is documented and communicated.

The RN:

5.1 uses assessment data and best available evidence to develop a plan

5.2 collaboratively constructs nursing practice plans until contingencies, options priorities, goals, actions, outcomes and timeframes are agreed with the relevant persons

5.3 documents, evaluates and modifies plans accordingly to facilitate the agreed outcomes

5.4 plans and negotiates how practice will be evaluated and the time frame of engagement, and

5.5 coordinates resources effectively and efficiently for planned actions