Nursing and Nurses with Advanced Training: While recognizing the value of nurses who have obtained advanced training, the concept of independent delivery of health care by nurses is opposed. Nurses should, however, be encouraged to obtain advanced education and training. The nurse with such training engages in decision making about the nursing care of patients under the supervision of a physician. The nurse collaborates with social workers, nutritionists, and others in making decisions about nursing needs. The nurse plans and institutes nursing programs as a member of the health care team. The nurse is directly accountable and responsible to the patient for the quality of nursing care rendered under the Nurse Practice Act of Texas (Council on Medical Education, p 92, A-94; amended CME Rep. 4-A-04; reaffirmed CM-PDHCA Rep. 2-A-14).
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October 07, 2016