Understanding the Role of the Registered Practical Nurse

Scholarly Paper

Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) work in a variety of settings and are valued members of the health care team. Understanding the role of the RPN within a chosen specialty will provide students with an introductory understanding of the RPN scope of practice and role clarity.

Aims of the Paper:

· To explain and discuss the concept of scope of practice.

· To explore the role of the RPN

· in a chosen specialty.

· To discuss the concept of client centered care and how it is applied in the chosen specialty.

· To develop scholarly writing skills.


· Be written in APA format 7th edition with citations and references according to APA @ Conestoga

· Be no more than 3 pages (not including title page or references). The paper will not be marked beyond the paper limits.

· Have a title page, headers and page numbers

· Paper should have an introduction and conclusion

· Be in Ariel 12 font, double-spaced

· Submitted electronically on the course shell.

· Turn-it-in enabled on shell.

Paper Overview

· Explain the term scope of practice and the importance of understanding your scope of practice as a Registered Practical Nurse.

· Explore ONE of the listed specialties where RPN’s practice.