Understanding the Nurse Practice Act: NCSBN’s Guide to Reducing Your Liability

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM ET – 4:00pm ET
Duration: 1 hour*

Many nurses lack a good understanding of how the nurse practice act impacts their practice. There are common elements of nurse practice acts across US jurisdictions but there are also differences. A strong understanding of one’s nurse practice act, administrative rules and other board rules serve to protect the license. The presentation will also focus on the basic principles of nursing regulation, the structure of the nurse practice act, its model act and rules, including the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), as well as an individual nurse’s responsibility to follow the nurse practice act.

Learning Outcome: 
After completing this activity, at least 75% of the participants will demonstrate
knowledge of the nurse practice act.

  1. Identify the role of the nurse practice act in nursing practice.
  2. Examine the basic elements of the nurse practice act.
  3. Apply concepts of nursing regulation to protect a nursing license.
Speaker Information:
  • Speaker: Michelle Buck, MS, APRN, CNS, Senior Policy Advisor, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Moderator: Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization (NSO)

In order to earn CE credit for this event:
Participants must (1) register, (2) attend the entire live event on 08/10/2023 at 3pm ET, and (3) complete the post event survey evaluation. Only those who meet these requirements will be issued a certificate of completion. It is the responsibility of the participant to make accommodations for time zone.

*This activity is eligible for ANCC credit; see final announcement for specific details.
Provider Accreditation
This activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and jointly provided by Nurses Service Organization.
Lippincott Professional Development (LPD) is accredited as a provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC)
Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 1.0 contact hours, the District of Columbia, Florida #FBN50-
1223, and Georgia Board of Nursing #50-1223.
Nurses Service Organization is a registered trade name of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (TX 13695); (AR 100106022); in CA, MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465);
in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (CA 0G94493); Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY,
AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. 

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