Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that includes the following:
Discuss the source of your state’s authority to regulate nursing practice.
Describe the functions of your state board of nursing.
Identify your state’s requirements for licensure.
Describe the scope of practice of the registered nurse (RN) as defined by your state’s Nursing Practice Act.
Explain specific regulations included in your state’s Nursing Practice Act that regulate practice.
How will knowledge of your state’s nursing practice act affect your nursing practice?
Include a minimum of two professional references from the University Library.