Registered nurses who are certified by BCCNP can autonomously carry out some restricted activities that normally require an order. Decision support tools (DSTs) set out the activities that are included in the certified practice. In other words, they establish the parameters for this expanded scope of registered nurse practice.
For example, nurses certified in sexually transmitted infections (STI) management can independently diagnose and treat some diseases (e.g., gonorrhea) with prescription medications, e.g., antibiotics, by following BCCNP-approved Decision Support Tools (DSTs).
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RNs with certified practice can now refer eligible patients/clients for select laboratory tests in accordance with the RN(C)’s scope of practice.
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