The ANA Scope and Standards of Practice guides nursing practice and gives an extensive description of the art and science of nursing. It also provides direction for registered nurses throughout the nation and helps define values and priorities.
If a nurse is accused of inappropriate professional behavior or malpractice, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice is one of the tools used to determine whether the allegations are correct. Other tools and documents used include the facility’s policies and the ANA Code of Ethics.
1.Explain how the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics serve as a foundation for nursing practice and health promotion
2.Compare and contrast the nursing process and clinical reasoning
3. Describe how the nursing process is utilized to promote the health of individuals and families
4. Examine the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse related to promoting health and wellness
5. Apply knowledge of the nursing role to promoting health behaviors in others