Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.271 - DEFINITIONS RELATED TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSING

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Accountability. Means being answerable for one's own actions. (7-1-21)T
02. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Means a registered nurse licensed in this state who has gained additional specialized knowledge, skills and experience through a graduate or post-graduate program of study as defined herein and is authorized to perform advanced nursing practice, which may include acts of diagnosis and treatment, and the prescribing, administering and dispensing of therapeutic pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic agents, as defined herein. Advanced practice registered nurses includes nurses licensed in the roles of certified nursemidwife, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse practitioner, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. Advanced practice registered nurses, when functioning within the recognized scope of practice, assume primary responsibility for the care of their patients in diverse settings. This practice incorporates the use of professional judgment in the assessment and management of wellness and conditions appropriate to the advanced practice registered nurse's role, population focus and area of specialization. (7-1-21)T
03. Authorized Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Means an advanced practice registered nurse authorized by the Board to prescribe and dispense pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic agents pursuant to Section 315 of these rules. (7-1-21)T
04. Certification. Means recognition of the applicant's advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in a defined area of nursing practice by a national organization recognized by the Board. The certification process measures the theoretical and clinical content denoted in the advanced scope of practice, and is developed in accordance with generally accepted standards of validation and reliability. (7-1-21)T
05. Certified Nurse-Midwife. Means a licensed registered nurse who has graduated from a nationally accredited graduate or post-graduate nurse-midwifery program, and has current certification as a nurse-midwife from a national organization recognized by the Board. (7-1-21)T
06. Certified Nurse Practitioner. Means a licensed registered nurse who has graduated from a nationally accredited graduate or post-graduate nurse practitioner program and has current certification as a nurse practitioner from a national organization recognized by the Board. (7-1-21)T
07. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Means a licensed registered nurse who has graduated from a nationally accredited graduate or post-graduate nurse anesthesia program and has current certification as a nurse anesthetist from a national organization recognized by the Board. (7-1-21)T
08. Clinical Nurse Specialist. Means a licensed registered nurse who has graduated from a nationally accredited graduate or post-graduate clinical nurse specialist program and has current certification as a clinical nurse specialist from a national organization recognized by the Board. (7-1-21)T
09. Collaboration. Means the cooperative working relationship with another health care provider, each contributing their respective expertise in the provision of patient care, and such collaborative practice includes the discussion of patient treatment and cooperation in the management and delivery of health care. (7-1-21)T
10. Consultation. Means conferring with another health care provider for the purpose of obtaining information or advice. (7-1-21)T
11. Diagnosis. Means identification of actual or potential health problems and the need for intervention based on analysis of data collected. Diagnosis depends upon the synthesis of information obtained through interview, physical exam, diagnostic tests or other investigations. (7-1-21)T
12. Intervention. Means measures to promote health, protect against disease, treat illness in its earliest stages, manage acute and chronic illness, and treat disability. Interventions may include, but are not limited to ordering diagnostic studies, performing direct nursing care, prescribing pharmacologic or non-pharmacologic or other therapies and consultation with or referral to other health care providers. (7-1-21)T
13. Peer Review Process. The systematic process by which a qualified peer assesses, monitors, and makes judgments about the quality of care provided to patients measured against established practice standards. Peer review: (7-1-21)T
a. Measures on-going practice competency of the advance practice registered nurse (APRN); (7-1-21)T
b. Is performed by a licensed APRN, physician, physician assistant, or other professional certified by a recognized credentialing organization; and (7-1-21)T
c. Focuses on a mutual desire for quality of care and professional growth incorporating attitudes of mutual trust and motivation. (7-1-21)T
14. Population Focus. Means the section of the population which the APRN has targeted to practice within. The categories of population foci are: (7-1-21)T
a. Family/individual across the lifespan; (7-1-21)T
b. Adult-gerontology; (7-1-21)T
c. Women's health/gender-related; (7-1-21)T
d. Neonatal; (7-1-21)T
e. Pediatrics; and (7-1-21)T
f. Psychiatric-mental health. (7-1-21)T
15. Prescriptive and Dispensing Authorization. Means the legal permission to prescribe, deliver, distribute and dispense pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic agents to a client in compliance with Board rules and applicable federal and state laws. Pharmacologic agents include legend and Schedule II through V controlled substances. (7-1-21)T
16. Referral. Means directing a client to a physician or other health professional or resource. (7-1-21)T
17. Scope of Practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Means those activities that the advanced practice registered nurse may perform. Those activities are defined by the Board according to the advanced practice registered nurse's education, preparation, experience and the parameters set forth by the advanced practice registered nurse's recognized, national certifying organization. (7-1-21)T
18. Specialization. Means a more focused area of preparation and practice than that of the APRN role/population foci that is built on established criteria for recognition as a nursing specialty to include, but not limited to, specific patient populations (e.g., elder care, care of post-menopausal women), and specific health care needs (e.g., palliative care, pain management, nephrology). (7-1-21)T

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