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1. multi state licensure boon or bane

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1. multi state licensure boon or bane

  1. 1. Dr. S.Ani Grace Kalaimathi, M.Sc.(N), Ph.D., Registrar, Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai MULTI LICENSURE – A BOON OR BANE?
  2. 2. Do u and me need quality Life ?
  3. 3. If standard of living is your major objective, Quality of life almost never improves, BUT If quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living always improves . Zig ziglar
  4. 4. Hope you agree ! ! ! Health is an important Indicator of QUALITY LIFE
  5. 5.  Licensing is a legal endorsement awarded by a competetent authority within the state that grants permissions to individuals to practice in a given profession. (eg. R.N , R.M, A.N.M., H.V. )  The individuals seeking license must have demonstrated an essential amount of competency necessary to perform a unique scope of practice prior to receiving the license. (eg. Diploma / B.Sc(N) Degree from University/Board received through recognised nursing institutions)
  6. 6. Courses Category of License Privilieging Avenues  Basic Courses : } ANM, HV, GNM, B.Sc.(N) } * Education  } *Services - Hospital  Higher Education Courses: } - Community  M.Sc.(N), M.Phil, P.Hd } ANM, HV, RN, RM *Administration &  } * Research  Nursing Speciality Courses: } P.B.Diploma in Nursing } Specialities }
  7. 7.  RNs are professionals licensed by the state in which they work.  RNs function as active members of the health care team.  RNs provide and manage care for individuals who are ill and their families.
  8. 8. A practice of nursing (license) that requires rules & regulations (credentials – education & practice) to ensure patient safety and a competent level of behaviour in the professional role of the nurse (privilege)
  9. 9. KEEP IN MIND Obtaining a license to practice nursing requires learning safe nursing practice. Updating/ Keeping a license to practice requires maintaining safe nursing practice
  10. 10. Why to have a License? • Protect the public’s health & safety • Hold each state and nurse accountable • Facilitate the exchange of information • Promote compliance with laws
  11. 11. State Nursing Council • Regulates the practice of nursing • Functions – Licensing and certifying – Setting fees – Establishes standards for educational programs – Determines duration and renewal of licenses (and CEU’s) – Carries out disciplinary actions for violators – Suspends and revokes licenses and appeals
  12. 12. 13 Concepts of License
  13. 13. Multi-State Nursing Licensure The Issue • Nurse Licensure rules and regulations were formed when nursing was practiced primarily within the boundaries of one or two states. • With the development of managed care, tele-health and mobile populations, nurses are frequently required to work with patients who travel or reside across multiple state lines. • Unlike driver’s licenses, many state nursing licenses are not recognized by other states.
  14. 14. • When applying for endorsement into another state. Nurses can verify their licenses by completing the verification process by paying stipulated fee as per license type, per each nursing council where the nurse is applying. • The nurse’s license verification is available immediately to the endorsing nursing council.
  15. 15. Viol Violations ationsViolations Violations of nurse licensure and other laws regulating the practice of nursing may result in injury or harm to the public. SUSPENDED
  16. 16. Duplication Duplication • The current system of duplicative licensure for nurses practicing in multiple states is cumbersome and redundant to both nurses and states.
  17. 17. Advantages • Verify nurse's licensure details • Enter and review disciplinary actions • Identify licenses from all States she has obtained • Enhance communication between member concils • Retrieve discipline and various other reports
  18. 18. STEPS INVOLVED IN ISSUING CREDENTIALING AND LICENSING IN INDIA STATE GOVT --- ESSENTIALITY CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATE INC --- CENTRAL STATUTORY BODY TO ISSUE SUITABILITY / PRESCRIBING CREDENTIAL FOR NURSING COURSES SNC ---RECOGNITION / Endorsing the Credential EXAMINING BODY (Issuing Credential Certificate) Affiliation UNIVERSITY GOVT BOARD CMAI BOARD SCHOOL OF NURSING (Diploma – ANM , GNM & DNEA) COLLEGE OF NURSING (Baccalaureate, Masters, PG Diploma CANDIDATES PASSED OUT FROM THE APPROVED NURSING INSTITUTION WILL BE PERMITTED TO RECEIVE LICENSE AND PRIVILEGE TO WORK AS A PROFESSIONAL NURSE IN PAR WITH COMPETENCIES
  19. 19. KEY elements to safe and quality nursing practice
  20. 20. KEY elements to safe and quality nursing practice
  21. 21. The future politician Collective bargaining Our rights Rights in
  22. 22. Professional certification REGISTERED /License to practice Is it mandatory ?
  23. 23. WHAT SHOULD THE NURSE EDUCATORS DO TO TRANSFORM
  24. 24. Disseminate knowledge on
  25. 25. In summary Credentialing & licensing will allow for safe and quality nursing practice by Protecting patients Avoiding risk management or legal liabilities (claims of negligent credentialing) Complying with regulatory/accrediting agencies Protecting the reputation of the organization Preventing illegal or unlawful practice
  26. 26. MULTI LICENSURE – A BOON OR BANE
  27. 27. QUESTION ANSWER DISCUSSION

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