The draft of the 2010 edition of Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is now available for public comment. Please read and react to this draft. The public comment period will be open until 5 pm Friday, March 12, 2010. After that, we will be unable to incorporate comments, so it is very important that all interested parties take this opportunity to comment.
ANA provides information in this document on the scope of practice for all registered nurses, as well as the standards to which they as practicing professionals are held. This document represents one of the three foundational documents for nursing practice, and this draft has undergone revision by a group of nurse experts from the previous 2004 edition. There have been some significant changes, including the incorporation of competency statements in the place of measurement criteria under the standards section, and an expanded list of standards of practice.
If you have questions, please contact either:
Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC
Katie Brewer, MSN, RN