Based on your program option (i.e., nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse administration), answer these questions in an initial post. (Use the online resources available to you in the APA Legal Formatting Resources and Online Legal Resources module to support your initial post.) Please cite all relevant legal and ethical sources throughout your post. Respond to two (2) classmates.

What are your legal responsibilities regarding the care of patients? Did you find any laws that outline or guide your responsibilities?
Did you find any proposed legislation (state or federal) that would impact your specialty? If so, please briefly explain the bill and the positive/negative impact it could make.
As you are forming a legal question/topic for the scholarly paper, what resources do you find helpful in locating information around your topic
Ressources
This list of websites (and links to those sites) may helpful at throughout the course. These websites contain valuable information for use when preparing your work in this course. There are many other sites and sources “out there” which contain valid, reliable information, but as the elderly Crusader said to Indiana Jones, “Choose wisely.”
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research Guidelines (Links to an external site.)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (Links to an external site.)
Congress.gov (Links to an external site.)
Findlaw (Links to an external site.)
Iowa Nursing Statutes (Code of Extracts) (Links to an external site.)
Medline on the Net (Links to an external site.)
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (Links to an external site.)
National Institute of Health (Links to an external site.)
National Library of Medicine (Links to an external site.)
Nebraska Nursing Statutes & Regulations (Links to an external site.)
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Answer these questions in an initial post based on your program choice (NP, NE, NEA). The APA Legal Formatting and Online Legal Resources modules have online resources to help your initial post. Please cite all relevant legal and ethical sources. Reply to two (2) peers.

What are your legal responsibilities in patient care? A law that defines or guides your responsibilities?
Did you identify any state or federal legislation that would affect your specialty? If so, please describe the bill’s potential impact.
What resources do you find useful in researching a legal question/topic for a scholarly paper?
Ressources
On this page you’ll find a list of websites (and links to them) that may be These websites include useful information for preparation for this course. However, as the elderly Crusader advised Indiana Jones, “Choose wisely.”
Guidelines for Health Care Policy and Research (Links to an external site.)
American Nurses Association (Links to an external site.)
Rep.gov (Links to an external site.)
Findlaw (Links to an external site.)
Iowa Nursing Statutes (Links to an external site.)
Medline Online (Links to an external site.)
NSCBON (Links to an external site.)
NIH (Links to an external site.)
NLM (Links to an external site.)
Nebraska Nursing Laws (Links to an external site.)
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