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7: Expanding the Scope of Practice for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Involved in Immunization

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    19697
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    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Articulate the rationale for expanding the scope of practice for registered nurses (RNs) in Ontario to include the ability to prescribe medications.
    • Understand the scope and limitations of the RN prescriber role as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
    • Describe additional expectations and competencies for prescribing vaccines.
    • Describe scope of practice considerations for other health professionals.


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