Key Terms- Chapter 1
state of optimal functioning or well-being
to be given a license to practice nursing in a state or province after successfully meeting requirements
Nurse Practice Act
law established to regulate nursing practice
profession that focuses on the holistic person receiving healthcare services and provides a unique contribution to the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
5 step systemic method for giving patient care.
5 steps of Nursing Process
an occupation that meets specific criteria
Specific criteria for professions
1. a well-defined body of specific and unique knowledge,
2. a code of ethics and standards,
3. ongoing research
Process allowing a nurse to apply for and be endorsed as a registered nurse by another state
acceptable, expected level of performance established by authority, custom, or consent.