The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
The ability of bacterial cells to take up exogenous DNA and be genetically transformed by it.
The expected function of a member of a particular profession.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).
Administration of nursing services for one or more clinical units.
The functions of the professional nurse in the operating room.
Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.
Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.
The application of technology to the solution of medical problems.
Automated systems applied to the patient care process including diagnosis, therapy, and systems of communicating medical data within the health care setting.
Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.
The expected function of a member of the medical profession.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.
Studies beyond the bachelor's degree at an institution having graduate programs for the purpose of preparing for entrance into a specific field, and obtaining a higher degree.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Registered nurses with graduate degrees in nursing who provide care to pediatric patients who are acutely or critically ill.
The educational process of instructing.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.