A nurse who has an obvious physical disability applies for a staff nurse position. Which question, asked by the nurse recruiter, is legal?
“How long have you been disabled?”
“How does your disability affect your life?”
“Are you able to fulfill the requirements of this job?”
“Has your condition stabilized, or do you foresee it getting worse with time?”
What is the basic purpose of the state board of nursing?
To ensure that all practicing nurses are competent
To restrict nursing practice through regulations
To ensure that all schools of nursing seek national accreditation
To establish a means of protecting the public at large
A nurse brings suit against the hospital after being terminated for excessive absenteeism. Who is the defendant in this lawsuit?
The nurse bringing the suit
The nurse’s attorney
The hospital’s attorney
Which of the following principles underlies the actions of all health care providers and assures that those actions will meet or exceed standards of care?
What is the nurse’s legal duty with regard to implementing a physician’s order?
The nurse should follow the order unless the nurse believes some other course of action would be better.
The nurse should follow the order unless the nurse has reason to believe that the patient could come to harm if the order is followed.
The nurse should review each order with the physician and then follow the order.
The nurse should question every order with the physician, since physicians are only human.