(Answered) NR447 Week 5 Discussion: Reflection on Knowledge of Competencies


Reflect on your current knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act in your state or review your acts, rules, and regulations by going to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing at https://www.ncsbn.org/npa.htm (Links to an external site.)

  • How familiar are you with your state’s Nurse Practice Act?
  • What did you learn that you didn’t know before today?
  • How does this knowledge assist you as a leader or manager?


My state of licensure in New Jersey. I am familiar with the state’s nurse practice act (NPA) to a significant extend. I understand that the state must protect people receiving care by ensuring nurse licensing. The NPA guides the nursing practice to ensure it is safe and highly competent. I also know that the NPA is made up of general statements of the appropriate professional actions in nurses. The nurses must incorporate the NPA with their educational background, institutional policies, previous work experience, and technological advancements. I also know that the NJ Board of Nursing creates the NPA. The NJBON regulates the nursing practice, approves nursing education programs, licenses nurses, certifies homemaker-home health aides, regulates the duties carried out by a certified homemaker-home health aide, and ensures…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.