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Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR) - CE Articles

Recognizing Moral Disengagement and Its Impact on Patient Safety (January 2017)

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CE Credit: 1.0 Contact hours

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Recognizing Moral Disengagement and Its Impact on Patient Safety is a continuing education article from the January 2017 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying post-test to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Differentiate moral disengagement and moral distress.
  • Identify causes of moral distress.
  • Discuss mechanisms of moral disengagement.
The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements: Resource for Nursing Regulation (July 2016)

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CE Credit: 1.0 Contact hours

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The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements: Resource for Nursing Regulation is a continuing education article from the July 2016 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying post-test to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as the profession’s ethical standard of practice.
  • Describe how nurse regulators use the Code of Ethics to support decision making.
  • Identify the nine provisions of the Code of Ethics.
National Guidelines for Nursing Delegation (April 2016)

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CE Credit: 1.0 Contact hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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National Guidelines for Nursing Delegation is a continuing education article from the April 2016 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying post-test to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand evidence-based, state-of-the-art standards for delegation.
  • Explain the differences between assignment and delegation and the responsibilities of the employer, nurse leader, delegating nurse, and the delegatee in the process of delegation. 

The Nurse Licensure Compact: A Historical Perspective (October 2015)

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CE Credit: 1.0 Contact hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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The Nurse Licensure Compact: A Historical Perspective is a continuing education article from the October 2015 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying post-test to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Summarize the history of nurse licensure compacts.
  • Explain the advantages of nurse licensure compacts.
  • Identify the barriers to nurse licensure compacts.

Identifying and Investigating Unlicensed Practitioners (July 2015)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.0 Contact hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Identifying and Investigating Unlicensed Practitioners is a continuing education article from the July 2015 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying post-test to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the scope of the problem with unlicensed practitioners.
  • List strategies to identify and prevent unlicensed practitioners.
  • Explain the value of collaboration among agencies to prevent unlicensed practitioners.

The 2015 Regulatory Environment: Executive Summary (January 2015)

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CE Credit: 1.2 Contact hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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The 2015 Regulatory Environment: Executive Summary is a continuing education article from the January 2015 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe trends in today’s health care environment.
  • Discuss trends in the nursing workforce.
  • State practice issues that affect boards of nursing.

Regulatory Implications and Recommendations for Distance Education in Prelicensure Nursing Programs (October 2014)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.2 Contact hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Regulatory Implications and Recommendations for Distance Education in Prelicensure Nursing Programs is a continuing education article from the October 2014 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the types and characteristics of distance education.
  • Identify advantages and limitations of distance education.
  • Discuss the NCSBN Regulatory Guidelines for Nursing Education Prelicensure Distance Education Programs.
Worksite Monitors Protect Patients From Unsafe Nursing Practices (JNR July 2014)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.2 Contact hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Worksite Monitors Protect Patients From Unsafe Nursing Practices is a continuing education article from the July 2014 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe how the worksite monitor protects patients.
  • Explain how the principle “risk determines action” protects patients.
  • List five steps in the supervision process for managing performance of a nurse enrolled in a monitoring program.
Preventing, Detecting, and Investigating Drug Diversion in Health Care Facilities (JNR April 2014)

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CE Credit: 1.2 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Preventing, Detecting, and Investigating Drug Diversion in Health Care Facilities is a continuing education article from the April 2014 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify risks of drug diversion
  • Discuss how to prevent and detect drug diversion
  • Describe investigative processes related to drug diversion

professional Wrongdoing: Reconciliation and Recovery (JNR January 2014)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.2 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Professional Wrongdoing: Reconciliation and Recovery is a continuing education article from the January 2014 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the ethical response to mistakes and professional misconduct
  • Discuss the benefit of social and personal reflection in the recovery process
  • Relate how the recovery model might be applied to nurses who err but are not subject to regulatory or legal actions
  • Recognize the scope of responses to professional wrongdoing
  • Explain the steps of the delegation process

Effective Delegation: Understanding Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability (JNR Oct 2013)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.2 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Effective Delegation: Understanding Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability is a continuing education article from the October 2013 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify three factors that affect delegation
  • Discuss what registered nurses can and cannot delegate
  • Explain the steps of the delegation process

Achieving Regulatory Goals Through Strategic Planning (JNR July 2013)

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CE Credit: 1.2 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Achieving Regulatory Goals Through Strategic Planning is a continuing education article from the July 2013 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • State the purpose of strategic planning
  • Describe the benefits of strategic planning for nurse regulators
  • Explain five steps of strategic planning

Management of Complaints Against Nurses: Review, Investigation, Action, Resolution (JNR APR 2013)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.5 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Management of Complaints Against Nurses: Review, Investigation, Action, Resolution is a continuing education article from the April 2013 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss how a board of nursing processes a complaint, including filing, review, investigation, and action.
  • State at least five types of cases leading to complaints.
  • Differentiate formal and informal proceedings.
  • Describe enforcement and monitoring following board actions.
Avoiding Violations of Patient Privacy With Social Media (JNR JAN 2013)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.4 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Avoiding Violations of Patient Privacy With Social Media is a continuing education article from the January 2013 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss state and federal law related to patient privacy.
  • Describe examples of inappropriate use of social media.
  • Identify strategies for reducing the risk of using social media.
Nurse Practice Acts Guide and Govern Nursing Practice (JNR OCT 2012)

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CE Credit: 1.4 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Nurse Practice Acts Guide and Govern Nursing Practice is a continuing education article from the October 2012 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Recall the history of nurse practice acts (NPAs).
  • Describe the eight elements of an NPA.
  • Discuss disciplinary action, including grounds and possible actions.
Substance Use Disorders and Accessing Alternative-to-Discipline Programs (JNR JUL 2012)

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CE Credit: 1.4 Contact Hours

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Substance Use Disorders and Accessing Alternative-to-Discipline Programs July 2012 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.


Course Objectives:

  • Compare disciplinary and nondisciplinary approaches used by boards of nursing (BONs) for substance use disorder cases.
  • State the benefits of alternative-to-discipline programs (ADPs).
  • Describe the ADP process, including referral, eligibility, and treatment.
  • Discuss the relationship between ADPs and BONs.

Ethics and Professional Conduct: Striving for a Professional Ideal (JNR APR 2012)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.1 Contact Hours

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Ethics and Professional Conduct: Striving for a Professional Ideal is a continuing education article from the April 2012 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours

Course Objectives:

  • State three ethical traditions that inform professional ethics.
  • Describe the Staircase Model for Professional Development.
  • Explain the STOP model for decision making.
  • Discuss professional missteps and ways to correct them.
Regulatory Management of Substance Use in High-Risk Nurse Populations (JNR JAN 2012)

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CE Credit: 1.4 Contact Hours

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Regulatory Management of Substance Use in High-Risk Nurse Populations is a continuing education article from the January 2012 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the challenges of a nurse with a substance abuse disorder who requires prescribed medication.
  • Identify assessment techniques for nurses with a substance abuse disorder who require prescribed medications.
  • Describe monitoring techniques for nurses with a substance abuse disorder who require prescribed medications.
  • Compare commonly abused prescription drugs.
Medication Administration in Nursing Homes: RN Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (JNR Oct 2011)

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CE Credit: 1.4 Contact Hours

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Medication Administration in Nursing Homes: RN Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel is a continuing education article from the October 2011 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe medication administration in the nursing home.
  • Recall steps of the delegation process.
  • Identify the role of unlicensed assistive personnel in medication administration.
  • Discuss how a registered nurse can appropriately delegate medication administration.
Addressing Chemically Dependent Colleagues (JNR JUL 2011)

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CE Credit: 1.8 Contact Hours

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Addressing Chemically Dependent Colleagues is a continuing education article from the July 2011 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Recall at least two recommendations for improving the identification of and successful intervention for impaired nurses.
  • State guidelines for helping and reporting nurses with chemical dependence.
  • Identify barriers to helping and reporting an impaired peer.
  • List warning signs of chemical dependence.

Defining and Assigning Accountability for Quality Care and Patient Safety (JNR APR 2011)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

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Defining and Assigning Accountability for Quality Care and Patient Safety is a continuing education article from the April 2011 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe how accountability relates to patient safety and quality.
  • Identify at least two types of accountability.
  • Define systems theory and systems thinking.

SURVEY RESEARCH: AN EFFECTIVE DESIGN FOR CONDUCTING NURSING RESEARCH (JNR JAN 2011)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Survey Research: An Effective Design for Conducting Nursing Research is a continuing education article from the January 2011 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the steps of the survey research project.
  • Differentiate survey research methods.

REGULATORY IMPLICATIONS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT CE ARTICLE (JNR OCT 2010)

Cost: US$15

CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Regulatory Implications of Pain Management is a continuing education article from the October 2010 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the board of nursing (BON) as related to the patient in pain.
  • Discuss the role of the BON as related to the nurse in pain.

    UNDERSTANDING THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION CE ARTICLE (JNR JUL 2010)

    Cost: US$15

    CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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    Understanding the Disease of Addiction is a continuing education article from the July 2010 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

    Course Objectives:

    • Define addiction, substance abuse, and substance dependence.
    • Identify contributing factors for addiction.
    • Explain the biological neural pathways that underlie addiction.
    EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING REGULATION CE ARTICLE (JNR APR 2010)

    Cost: US$15

    CE Credit: 2.1 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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    Evidence-based Nursing Regulation: A Challenge for Regulators is a continuing education article from the April 2010 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe evidence-based nursing regulation.
    • Discuss the six steps of evidence-based nursing regulation.
    • Identify at least three strategies for implementing evidence-based nursing regulation.
    Defining and Assigning Accountability for Quality Care and Patient Safety (JNR APR 2011)

    Cost: US$15

    CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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    Defining and Assigning Accountability for Quality Care and Patient Safety is a continuing education article from the April 2011 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe how accountability relates to patient safety and quality.
    • Identify at least two types of accountability.
    • Define systems theory and systems thinking.

    SURVEY RESEARCH: AN EFFECTIVE DESIGN FOR CONDUCTING NURSING RESEARCH (JNR JAN 2011)

    Cost: US$15

    CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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    Survey Research: An Effective Design for Conducting Nursing Research is a continuing education article from the January 2011 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe the steps of the survey research project.
    • Differentiate survey research methods.

    REGULATORY IMPLICATIONS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT CE ARTICLE (JNR OCT 2010)

    Cost: US$15

    CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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    Regulatory Implications of Pain Management is a continuing education article from the October 2010 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

    Course Objectives:

    • Discuss the role of the board of nursing (BON) as related to the patient in pain.
    • Discuss the role of the BON as related to the nurse in pain.

      UNDERSTANDING THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION CE ARTICLE (JNR JUL 2010)

      Cost: US$15

      CE Credit: 1.6 Contact Hours

      Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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      Understanding the Disease of Addiction is a continuing education article from the July 2010 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

      Course Objectives:

      • Define addiction, substance abuse, and substance dependence.
      • Identify contributing factors for addiction.
      • Explain the biological neural pathways that underlie addiction.
      EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING REGULATION CE ARTICLE (JNR APR 2010)

      Cost: US$15

      CE Credit: 2.1 Contact Hours

      Subscription Length: 3 weeks

      Enroll Now: Go to NCSBN's Online Campus Now

      Evidence-based Nursing Regulation: A Challenge for Regulators is a continuing education article from the April 2010 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Read the article and take the accompanying posttest to receive contact hours.

      Course Objectives:

      • Describe evidence-based nursing regulation.
      • Discuss the six steps of evidence-based nursing regulation.
      • Identify at least three strategies for implementing evidence-based nursing regulation.