Key Terms- Chapter 1

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Health

state of optimal functioning or well-being

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Licensure

to be given a license to practice nursing in a state or province after successfully meeting requirements

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Nurse Practice Act

law established to regulate nursing practice

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Nursing

profession that focuses on the holistic person receiving healthcare services and provides a unique contribution to the prevention of illness and maintenance of health

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Nursing Process

5 step systemic method for giving patient care.

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5 steps of Nursing Process

assessing

diagnosing

planning

implementing

evaluating

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Profession

an occupation that meets specific criteria

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Specific criteria for professions

1. a well-defined body of specific and unique knowledge,
2. a code of ethics and standards,
3. ongoing research
4. autonomy

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Reciprocity

Process allowing a nurse to apply for and be endorsed as a registered nurse by another state

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Standards

acceptable, expected level of performance established by authority, custom, or consent.