(1) The practical nursing graduate, utilizing a knowledge base from the natural and social sciences shall be prepared to provide direct care to clients in structured health settings who are experiencing common, well-defined health problems.
(2) The graduate contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting and reporting accurate subjective and objective data.
(3) The graduate participates in the development of the plan of care, as well as the implementation of the plan.
(4) The graduate contributes to evaluation of the response to care and any modifications of care indicated.
(5) The graduate adheres to the statutes and regulations governing nursing within the legal and ethical boundaries of practical nurse practice.
(6) The graduate functions under the supervision of the registered nurse, physician, naturopathic physician, physician assistant, optometrist, advanced practice registered nurse, dentist, osteopath, or podiatrist as provided by law.
(7) The graduate is accountable for nursing care provided by self and/or delegated to others.
(8) The graduate actively advocates on behalf of clients, families, and others.
(9) The graduate recognizes the benefit and need for continued learning in order to maintain knowledge and skills.