Registered Nurses (RN

Registered nurses (RN) practice is more of a personal experience which is based on evidence from results gathered. This approach includes elements like curative, supportive, formative, therapeutic and preventative measurements. They practice work at a broader range covering individuals, communities, groups, and families as well as a relationship based on therapeutic and professionalism (Atack, L., & Rankin, J. 2002). These group may be healthy or having health challenges as well. The problems can be shown through a psychiatric,  physical, intellectual and developmental disability.

To develop and maintain a constructive relationship, there is a need for continuous thinking and analysis. To stay live in this work, registered nurses need to enhance growth in their professional fields and maintain their capabilities for professional practices. Through registered nurses, there is determination, coordination, and provision of safe and quality nursing. The training covers a comprehensive assessment, plan development, outcomes evaluation, and implementation. The registered nurses are therefore responsible for supervision and assigning of activities carried out by the enrolled nurses.

The Australian community has a combined diversity in linguistic and cultural. Additionally, registered nurses value the history and culture behind the wellbeing and health of a person. Registered nurses, therefore, are accountable to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Nurses are obligated to practices like regulatory, clients relationship, advisory, research, education, administration, clients and working in management. Different ways of using the seven standards include:

Standard 1: critical thinking and nursing practice analyses.

According to Hart (2005), different thinking strategies are used. To make the right decision, the best available evidence is used.  This Methodology provides safety and good nursing practices, therefore, having quality output.  The nurses who are registered use the evidence which is best analyzed, and include findings from the research and therefore ensuring quality practice. Also, when making decisions, nurses use ethical frameworks. They also maintain accuracy in the documentation of assessments, evaluations, decision making, and actions.

The registered nurse:

Accesses, analyses, and uses the best available evidence, that includes research findings, for safe, quality practice

Standard 2: Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships

This System includes building a relationship with clients. Through knowledge skills and experience, nurses develop practice.

They also ensure effective communication which portray values like a person’s dignity.


Standard 2: Therapeutic and professional relationships engagement.

In this second standard, the aim is to engage in therapeutic and professional relationships effectively. This practice include: ensuring effective communication, respect on dignity, values, culture, and beliefs. Provide support when one is deciding on health-related issues.

Standard 3: Enables practice capability

In this standard, the nurses are required to self-manage themselves and offer a response when a concern rises on other professional’s ability to practice. This tactic includes searching and replying to practice feedback and reviews. Provide information needed by people on health issues (Duchscher, J. E. B.  2009).

Standard 4: conducting assessments comprehensively

The registered nurse:

Entails Assessment of available resources for planning. Also, the nurses carry out assessments which respect different cultures. They also work in partnership to identify the problem.

Standard 5: engagement in the development of nursing practice plan

In this standard, registered nurses are supposed to support a given data to develop a plan. They should also coordinate resources for any plan actions.

Standard 6: provision of safety, correct and quality receptive nursing practice.

The registered nurses are supposed to direct their practices to ensure safe responsive and appropriate nursing practice is carried out.

Standard 7: Inform nursing practice evaluation of outcomes

Registered nurses accept the responsibility of evaluating their practices according to plans, goals, Consequences, and priorities (Brandy 2003).




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