What is the relationship between knowledge of the Nevada State Nurse Practice Act and critical thinking?
Critical thinking skills are very important for nurses which helps them to prioritize the needs of care in an emergency situation. It is essential to make a clinical judgment and good decision making. While giving care the nurse should include ideas, theories, concepts in practice. While assessing the patient, the nurse should interpret, analyze, and evaluate the client clinical condition to find out the actual problem. When developing a nursing care plan, the nurse should be rationalized for the planned intervention.
Nevada state Nurse Practice Act has specific rules and regulations in Nursing practice. The registered nurse in Nevada state has a scope of practice in various areas by using specific knowledge and skills and application of principles of biological, physical, and social science. They are authorized to perform diagnosis and treatment of potential problems of the patient, making accurate decisions, delegating work to other personnel, supervision of staff, plan for the discharge of the patient, and managing the risk in health care services.
They are authorized to perform these tasks based on the critical thinking skills of the registered nurse. The nurses also have additional authority during an emergency situation. An ongoing education is compulsory for renewal. The state board also offers advanced practice nurses in the field of psychotherapist, midwife, and clinical specialist. Thus the Nevada state Board is offering a wide variety of opportunities to develop knowledge and critical thinking skills.