Like other governing bodies for a given occupation, nursing boards have standards and laws that help ensure consistency across the industry. These measures are aimed at meeting uniform standards of care both statewide and nationwide. The rules determined by the boards not only help keep patients safe, but they also help protect the nurses as well.
There are different nursing boards that establish standards for different kinds of nurses, from nurse practitioners to registered nurses and beyond. In the content that follows, you will learn the basics of how to fulfill the requirements mandated by state boards of nursing, including the licensure process and what specific laws you may have to abide by, depending on where you choose to work as an LVN. (more…)