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Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

Third Edition

American Nurses Association (author)

ISBN: 9781558106192

Publication Date: Jul 2015

Format: Paperback

Informed by the advances in health care and professional nursing today. This keystone standard contains 17 national standards of practice and performance that define the who, what, where, when, why and how of nursing practice.

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The premier resource for professional nursing practice, Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition, is informed by the advances in health care and professional nursing today. This keystone standard contains 17 national standards of practice and performance that define the who, what, where, when, why and how of nursing practice.

The scope and standards of practice inform and guide nursing practice and are often used as a reference for:
  • Quality improvement initiatives.
  • Certification and credentialing.
  • Position descriptions and performance appraisals.
  • Classroom teaching and in-service education programs.
  • Boards of nursing members' orientation programs and regulatory decision-making activities.

It also outlines key aspects of nursing's professional role and practice for any level, setting, population focus, or specialty and more! In sum, Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is a detailed and practical discussion of the competent level of nursing practice and professional performance. It is a must-have for every registered nurse.
Imprint Nursesbooks
Pages 260
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jul 2015
Publisher American Nurses Association
Subject/s Nursing  
  • Scope of Nursing Practice
  • Definition of Nursing
  • Professional Nursing's Scope and Standards of Practice
  • Description of the Scope of Nursing Practice
  • Development and Function of the Standards of Professional Nursing Practice
  • Standards of Practice
  • Standards of Professional Performance
  • The Function of Competencies in Standards
  • Integrating the Art and Science of Nursing
  • The What and How of Nursing
  • What Is Nursing?
  • Tenets Characteristic of Nursing Practice
  • The How of Nursing
  • The Art of Nursing
  • The Science of Nursing
  • When Nursing Occurs
  • Nursing Knowledge, Research, and Evidencebased Practice
  • The Where of Nursing Practice
  • Healthy Work Environments for Nursing Practice
  • Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)
  • Fatigue in Nursing Practice
  • Workplace Violence and Incivility
  • Optimal Staffing
  • Supports for Healthy Work Environments
  • High-Performing Interprofessional Teams
  • Key Influences on the Quality and
  • Environment of Nursing Practice
  • Societal, Cultural, and Ethical Dimensions Describe the Why and How of Nursing
  • Model of Professional Practice Regulation
  • The Code of Ethics for Nurses
  • Specialty Practice in Nursing
  • Professional Registered Nurses Today: The Who of Nursing
  • Statistical Snapshot
  • Licensure and Education of Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Roles
  • Professional Competence in Nursing Practice
  • Evaluating Competence
  • Professional Trends and Issues
  • Creating a Sustainable Nursing Workforce
  • Nursing Education
  • Technological Advances
  • Population Focus
  • Redefining Health and Well-being for the Millennial Generation
  • Baby Boomers: Health and Chronic Illness
  • Summary of the Scope of Nursing Practice
  • Contents –Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition
  • Standards of Professional Nursing Practice
  • Significance of Standards
  • Standards of Practice
  • Standard 1. Assessment
  • Standard 2. Diagnosis
  • Standard 3. Outcomes Identification
  • Standard 4. Planning
  • Standard 5. Implementation
  • Standard 5A. Coordination of Care
  • Standard 5B. Health Teaching and Health Promotion
  • Standard 6. Evaluation
  • Standards of Professional Performance
  • Standard 7. Ethics
  • Standard 8. Culturally Congruent Practice
  • Standard 9. Communication
  • Standard 10. Collaboration
  • Standard 11. Leadership
  • Standard 12. Education
  • Standard 13. Evidence-based Practice and Research
  • Standard 14. Quality of Practice
  • Standard 15. Professional Practice Evaluation
  • Standard 16. Resource Utilization
  • Standard 17. Environmental Health
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Appendix A. Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition (2010)
  • Appendix B. Nursing's Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession (2010)
  • Appendix C. ANA Position Statement: Professional Role Competence (2014)
  • Appendix D. The Development of Essential Nursing Documents and Professional Nursing
  • Appendix E. List of Selected Nurse Theorists
  • Appendix F. Culturally Congruent Practice Resources

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