The Clinical Nurse III practices at the level of a competent to expert practitioner of nursing, as defined by Beener, P. (1984). From Novice to Expert. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. The nurse at this level demonstrates competence in caring for patients with complex problems according to prescribed, delegated medical regimen and the hospital policies. Incumbents are accountable to the North Carolina Board of Nursing for practicing nursing within the scope of the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act. In addition, the Clinical Nurse III demonstrates clinical leadership skills through contribution to standards of care and unit/service goals. The Clinical Nurse III serves as a leader and role model for staff, an ambassador for new employees, and participates in endeavors to increase nursing knowledge.
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