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Guidelines: Asking Clinical Practice Question & Clinical Practice Inquiry Form

If you would like the Board to consider a scope of practice question that hasn't yet been answered, please download the Clinical Practice Inquiry Form  Word file and

The board will review your question and determine whether additional information is needed. If additional research is required, the Practice and Education committee will review and send a recommendation to the board for its decision. P&E committee uses the following questions in their work:

  • Does having a nurse perform the task enhance patient care? Is doing so in the best interest of the patient?
  • Does the proposed task enhance the practice of professional nursing, or is it simply an additional responsibility for nurses at the convenience of the physician?
  • If nurses perform this task, can they address potential complications independently?
  • Is it legal for the nurse to perform the task, according to the Nurse Practice Act, which differentiates the practice of Nursing from the practice of Medicine?

The board will determine an answer at its board meeting and allow a 30 day public comment period for interested persons to respond. The board will confirm the final answer at its next meeting. The board will not reverse a decision without presentation of facts that have changed and/or there is scientific data to convince the board of a decision reversal. The board will post all decisions in Board of Nursing White Paper documents.

Please check the "Nursing Practice" section of this website for board actions. The board meets the 3rd Thursday each month.

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