Jesse has been a paramedic for the past eight years and continued to work part time while he finished his BScN program and prepared to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). He recently passed his exam and applied for his registered nurse permit. This week, he was offered a part-time position as an RN with the same employer that he currently works for as a paramedic.
Jesse would like to continue working both as a paramedic and an RN but has some questions about how he would do this.
In their practice, registered nurses do one or more of the following:
(a) based on an ethic of caring and the goals and circumstances of those receiving nursing services, registered nurses apply nursing knowledge, skill and judgment to
(i) assist individuals, families, groups and communities to achieve their optimal physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being,
(ii) assess, diagnose and provide treatment and interventions and make referrals,
(iii) prevent or treat injury and illness,
(iv) teach, counsel and advocate to enhance health and well-being,
(v) coordinate, supervise, monitor and evaluate the provision of health services,
(vi) teach nursing theory and practice,
(vii) manage, administer and allocate resources related to health services, and
(viii) engage in research related to health and the practice of nursing, and
(b) provide restricted activities authorized by the regulations
Jesse should determine the details of the liability protection
available through his employer as well as any liability coverage
available through his regulatory colleges.
After some research Jesse determines that as a practising CARNA member, he has liability coverage through his employer and through the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS). CNPS also offers additional liability coverage for members who require more coverage.
To gather the information he needs, Jesse decides to contact the regulatory colleges and associations, CNPS and his employer.
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