Delegation in Nursing Practice--new online CE module.
Subject: Continuing medical education (Methods)
Medical societies (Services)
Nurses (Vocational guidance)
Author: Adkins, Sharon
Pub Date: 03/22/2010
Publication: Name: Tennessee Nurse Publisher: Tennessee Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Tennessee Nurses Association ISSN: 1055-3134
Issue: Date: Spring, 2010 Source Volume: 73 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 360 Services information
Product: Product Code: 8622000 Medical Associations; 8043100 Nurses NAICS Code: 81392 Professional Organizations; 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 222309631
Full Text: The Tennessee Nurses Association is pleased to present a new online CE module, Delegation in Nursing Practice, to the nurses of Tennessee.


This educational tool provides an opportunity for the Tennessee RN to review and update their knowledge of the Tennessee Nurse Practice Act and their role in delegation. In 2009, TNA members were surveyed about their perceptions and knowledge of delegation and these results guided the content for the module. Application of knowledge was a theme that emerged from the survey, hence the participant will benefit from many case scenarios included in the module. Organizations and individual nurses can improve practice and minimize risk when healthcare workers' knowledge of acceptable practice is current and consistent among the team. Take this opportunity as an RN to participate in this module, or as an organization, make this module a requirement for annual competency. Patient care will benefit and nurses will be more confident in the care they provide.

This course is provided by the Tennessee Nurses Association and is approved for one contact hour of continuing nursing education.

The Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To access the online CE module, visit the TNA website at and log into the Members Only Home link. Click on the link for the Delegation in Nursing Practice Online CE Module to access the link to the module and the special code for TNA members to enter to take the course free of charge.

Nurses who are not TNA members can access the delegation module by going to the TNA website,, click on Nursing Practice and then the link for the Delegation in Nursing Practice Online CE module link. There is a registration fee of $15 for the continuing education program.

At a time when nursing practice is increasingly complicated, the care giving team is expanding and the settings in which care is given are becoming more diverse--it is imperative that registered nurses understand their professional responsibility and accountability. This educational program will help with that process.

by Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN
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