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Professional Responsibility and Accountability

 Standard 1: Professional Responsibility and Accountability

Maintains standards of nursing practice and professional conduct determined by CRNBC.

CLINICAL PRACTICE

  1. Is accountable and takes responsibility for own nursing actions and professional conduct. 
  2. Functions within own level of competence, within the legally recognized scope of practice and within all relevant legislation (2). 
  3. Assesses own practice and undertakes activities to improve practice and meet identified learning goals on an ongoing basis (3,4)
  4. Takes action (5) to promote the provision of safe, appropriate and ethical care to clients. 
  5. Advocates for and/or helps to develop policies and practices consistent with the standards of the profession. 
  6. Maintains own physical, psychological and emotional fitness to practice. 
  7. Maintains current registration. 
  8. Understands the role of the regulatory body and the relationship of the regulatory body to one’s own practice.

EDUCATION

  1. Is accountable and takes responsibility for own nursing actions and professional conduct.
  2. Functions within own level of competence, within the legally recognized scope of practice and within​ all relevant legislation (2).  
  3. Assesses own practice and undertakes activities to improve practice and meet identified learning goals on an ongoing basis (3,4).  
  4. Takes action (5) to promote the provision of safe, appropriate and ethical care. 
  5. Advocates for and/or helps to develop policies, practices and education consistent with the standards of the profession. 
  6. Maintains own physical, psychological and emotional fitness to practice. 
  7. Maintains current registration. 
  8. Understands the role of the regulatory body and the relationship of the regulatory body to one’s own practice.

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Is accountable and takes responsibility for own nursing actions and professional conduct. 
  2. Functions within own level of competence, within the legally recognized scope of practice and within all relevant legislation (2).
  3. Assesses own practice and undertakes activities to improve practice and meet identified learning goals on an ongoing basis (3,4).
  4. Takes action (5) to promote the provision of safe, appropriate and ethical care.
  5. Advocates for and develops policies and practices consistent with the standards of the profession. 
  6. Maintains own physical, psychological and emotional fitness to practice. 
  7. Maintains current registration. 
  8. Understands the role of the regulatory body and the relationship of the regulatory body to one’s own practice.

RESEARCH

  1. Is accountable and takes responsibility for own nursing actions and professional conduct. 
  2. Functions within own level of competence, within the legally recognized scope of practice and within all relevant legislation (2).
  3. Assesses own practice and undertakes activities to improve practice and meet identified learning goals on an ongoing basis (3,4).
  4. Takes action (5) to promote the provision of safe, appropriate and ethical care. 
  5. Advocates for and/or helps to develop policies and practices that support research and the integration of research findings and other evidence into client care. 
  6. Maintains own physical, psychological and emotional fitness to practice. 
  7. Maintains current registration.
  8. Understands the role of the regulatory body and the relationship of the regulatory body to one’s own practice.

 Professional Standards Footnotes

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