APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Scope of Practice
During this course, we’ll be looking at:
- the term ‘scope of practice’ in the context of a registered nurse, with specific emphasis on the general practice setting
- the regulatory and professional aspects of scope of practice
- professional decision making
1 hour / 1 CPD hour
About the Author
The module has been developed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
The course includes four lessons that will provide you with an understanding of the following:
Lesson 1: What is ‘scope of practice’?
In this lesson you will look at what scope of practice is, and some of the factors that can influence scope of practice.
Lesson 2: Regulatory and professional standards
In this lesson you will gain understanding in the regulatory and professional standards used within the nursing profession.
Lesson 3: Professional decision making
In this lesson you will look at professional decision making, and the framework in place to help nurses make appropriate clinical decisions.
Lesson 4: Opportunities for practice
In this lesson you will look at opportunities for practice and identifying the required scope of practice of nurses to meet patient and client needs.
Suitable for registered nurses, practice managers and general practitioners.
What you’ll get
At the completion of each module you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.
To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.