Regulation of professional nursing practice has ensured that patients in the District of Columbia receive the highest standards of care for the past century. Registered nurses secured professional autonomy against strong and powerful opposition through passage of legislation that created the Board of Nursing. As more states join the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), there is increasing pressure by the health care industry for DC to join the NLC.
Nurses must have a full understanding of what the NLC is and how this change in regulatory governance could affect control over our practice, our ability to advocate for our patients and uphold the highest standards for our patients, and our role in the U.S. health care system. This class presents an overview of the NLC and explores the implications and the motivations behind the push for DC to join the NLC.
After attending this class participants should be able to:
- Understand and articulate the need for registered nurses to maintain control of the regulation of the profession.
- Understand and articulate the ramifications of compact licensure coupled with other industry-led initiatives on standards of care.
Instructor: Michelle Mahon, RN
This will be a 1.5-hour online class via Zoom for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.
After registering, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation prior to the day of the class.
CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.
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