Navigating Delegation: Balancing Responsibility and Collaboration


About the Course  

Episode 1: In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, it's crucial to grasp the distinctions between Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). This course delves into the responsibilities, delegation, and scopes of practice for each role, equipping nurses with the knowledge they need to function effectively within their healthcare teams. The episode delves into the legal and regulatory considerations of healthcare delegation, highlighting the roles of different team members and suggesting the potential advantages of reintroducing team nursing for enhanced patient outcomes.

Episode 2: In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, it's crucial to grasp the distinctions between Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). This episode explores the essential distinctions between Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in the dynamic healthcare landscape, emphasizing their roles, responsibilities, and scopes of practice. The conversation also touches on the importance of effective communication, empowerment, and collaborative teamwork in providing optimal patient care, particularly in areas like the ICU with specific patient needs and frequent skilled assessments. 

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the roles of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and certified nursing assistant,  the educational and licensing requirements, and the regulatory bodies that govern these professions. 
  • Identify the primary responsibilities of RNs, LPNs, and CNAs within healthcare settings. 
  • Identify the critical elements of effective delegation, ensuring patient safety and the delivery of quality care 
  • Select  strategies for effective teamwork and collaboration, ultimately leading to enhanced patient outcomes. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Candace Pierce is a nurse leader committed to ensuring nurses are well prepared and offered abundant opportunities and resources to enhance their skills acquisition and confidence at the bedside. With 15 years in nursing, she has worked at the bedside, in management, and in nursing education. She has demonstrated expertise and scholarship in innovation and design thinking in healthcare and education, and collaborative efforts within and outside of healthcare. Scholarship endeavors include funded grants, publications, and presentations. As a leader, Dr. Pierce strives to empower others to create and deploy ideas and embrace their professional roles as leaders, change agents, and problem solvers. In her position as the Sr. Course Development Manager for Elite, she works as a project engineer with subject matter experts to develop evidence-based best practices in continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Dr. James V. Stowe, JD, RN. is both a nurse and attorney, obtaining a nursing degree from Auburn University and a Juris Doctor from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. He practiced in the legal field, concentrating in part on medical claims before returning to hospital administration. James is currently the Director of a large Emergency Department. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire recording which requires a 1 hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

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Accreditations and Approvals

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.