Roles and Functions of the Nurse


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As a caregiver, the nurse addresses which of the following needs of a patient:

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1. As a manager of care, the nurse is responsible for the care of a patient:

2. When acting as a patient advocate, the nurse should:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nurses have diverse roles when it comes to caring for patients, and this worksheet/quiz combo will test your understanding of the many ways that nurses help those in need of medical care. Some functions of nursing on which you will be assessed include nurses as managers of care and patient advocates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this test, you will be assessed on your comprehension of the following:

  • Patient's needs that are met by a nurse who serves as a caregiver
  • Role of a nurse as a manager of care
  • Responsibilities of a nurse as a patient advocate
  • Care that encompasses all of a patient's needs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nursing lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the many different functions of a nurse and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a nurse's role in a given scenario

Additional Learning

To learn more about nursing, review the accompanying lesson titled Roles and Functions of the Nurse. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand nursing as a rewarding, challenging, and complex profession
  • Differentiate between the roles of a nurse as a caregiver, decision maker, communicator, manager of care, patient advocate, and teacher
  • Define holistic care and find examples of holistic care provided by nurses
  • Understand real-world examples of how nurses interact with patients to provide medical treatment in multiple ways