Protects the consumer from unprofessional and unsafe licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and psychiatric technicians (PTs). Public protection is the highest priority of the Board in exercising its licensing, regulatory and disciplinary functions.
Advances the profession by fostering high standards of practice, promoting rights in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health.
Consumer health information covering topics rangeing from Alzheimer's to women's health; programs like Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, and Welfare; information on drug safety, food labeling, food safety, and nutrition.
These resources will help you write on the job and in the classes you will take to become a nurse. "Writing as a Professional Nurse" provides three general, though important, rules working nurses should keep in mind while writing reports and charts and while communicating with doctors and patients. "Writing in the Field" discusses three examples of writing tasks nurses perform: flowcharts, care plans, and narratives. "List of Nursing Resources" provides links to Purdue OWL resources.