Scope of Nursing Practice

Scope of Nursing Practice

Required Reading

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.).

  • pp. 31-37; 69-70; 79-81
  • Scope of Nursing Practice (Societal, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions Describe the Why and How of Nursing thru Specialty Practice in Nursing); Standards of Professional Performance (Standards 8, 14, & 15) Scope of Nursing Practice



Required Articles

Porter-O’Grady, T. (2018). Leadership advocacy: Bringing nursing to the homeless and underserved. Nursing Administration Quarterly42, 115-122. (Links to an external site.)

Stalter, A. M., & Mota, A. (2018). Using systems thinking to envision quality and safety in healthcare. Nursing Management, 49(2), 32-39.  (Links to an external site.) Scope of Nursing Practice

Additional Background Reading

Levy, N. (2018). Legal issues…patient advocacy and the nursing role. CINAHL Quick Lesson, 5, CINAHL Information Systems/EBSCO Information Services. (Links to an external site.)

 Discussion Questions


Go to the link (Links to an external site.).

View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice! Scope of Nursing Practice

  • In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice?
  • Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization. Scope of Nursing Practice