Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
Student Elements

Critical Thinking Exercises

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1:  Does your state participate in the Nurse Licensure Compact? Visit

Why might this be important to you when you become licensed in your state after graduation?

2:  State the differences between certification and licensure.

3:  In malpractice actions, a nurse's performance is based on a professional standard that is then compared with the performance of other nurses in the same specialty.

How can a nurse ensure that a malpractice action does not occur?

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