; acknowledging when the nurse makes a mistake rather than hiding the fact
*Diverting drugs by taking a patient’s meds
*Known and suspected patient mistreatment or abuse
*Unauthorized treatment outside the scope of practice
*Practicing without a license
*Failure to follow physician’s orders
*Failure to perform a necessary action
Taking disciplinary measures against nurses who fail to follow the NPA
Regulating the practice of nursing as well as nursing education
Abuse of disabled and elderly individuals
Gunshot or stab wounds
Rapes and sexual assaults
chemical restraints: sedatives and tranquilizers
belts, tied sheets, wrist or ankle restraints and vest or halter restraints
* physical or sexual relationships with patient
* financial involvement with a patient
* accepting gifts or tips from a patient
* established within nursing textbooks
* nursing journals
* nursing accreditation and regulatory agencies
* professional nursing association
* written policy and procedure manuals
* subscribing to nursing journals
*attend educational seminars
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* court order, marriage history of living independently and being self supporting, service in the military