The proposed bill would have a significant impact on a nurse’s ability to provide safe and quality care or practice to the highest scope of their nursing license. In the proposed bill, licensed nurses would be allowed to make medical decisions independently without consulting a physician. It would enable nurses to act quickly in emergencies and make quick decisions using their judgment.
If not handled properly, the potential for increased autonomy may also prove dangerous. It is possible to make mistakes that could have serious consequences on patients if they are not properly supervised. It is also proposed that nurses receive ongoing training to keep up with the latest technologies, treatments and standards. The nurses will be able to provide the best care possible while remaining within their scope of practice.
This bill will allow nurses to be more flexible while still staying up-to date on the latest practices and procedures.