Review your state nurse practice act by visiting Find your Nurse Practice Act and compare the specific scope of practice for RNs, Licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs), certified nurse assistants, certified medication aids, and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs).
Create a Microsoft Word document and respond to the following:
1. How does a nurse leader and manager know that staffing levels are adequate?
2. Compare and contrast various state regulations regarding minimum staffing levels.
3. Provide at least one example of skills or tasks that are within the scope of practice for each of the following healthcare team members:
4. Consider one of your clinical experiences throughout the nursing program. How well did the unit or clinical setting staff the unit? What was the typical nurse- to-patient ratio? What was the typical staff mix on the unit? Did the unit use LPN/LVN, CNAs/UAPs, or CMAs? If so, what were their responsibilities?