Phoenix Chapter of HPNA

Putting the Nursing Scope and Standards into Practice

CE Information
11.3 CNE credits
Completion Time
11 hours, 18 minutes
Available Until
May 3, 2027
Posted By
Ready to start this activity?
Login required. You will be redirected to an external website to register for and complete this activity.


Acute Care, Allergy and Asthma, Ambulatory Care, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Case Management, Chemical Dependency, Correctional Nursing, Critical Care, Dermatology, Disabilities, Educational/Research, Emergency/Trauma, Endocrinology, Family, Forensic, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology / Oncology, Holistic Nursing, Home Health, Hospice / Palliative, Infection Control / Infectious Disease, Informatics, Infusion / Vascular, Long Term Care, Management/Admin/Leadership, Medical/Surgical, Mental Health, Neonatal, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing Student, OB/GYN/L&D, Occupational/Public Health, Orthopedics, Other, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Perianesthesia, Perioperative, Professional Development, Psychiatric, Pulmonary, Quality / Risk Management, Radiology, Rehabilitation, School Health, Telemetry, Urgent Care, Urology, Womens Health, and Wound Care

Nursing is, by definition, a profession of caring. Your nursing practice must follow Scope and Standards that range from competent clinical knowledge to navigating complex healthcare systems. You advocate for your patients and colleagues, innovate solutions when systems fail, and serve as leaders throughout your career.

The Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (4th Edition) act as the guide for you in your professional capacity as a nurse, from the bedside to the C-suite. Nurses like you may find it challenging to integrate the who, what, where, when, why, and how of professional nursing practice every day. This online course, developed by members of the Scope and Standards 4th Edition Workgroup, provides you with the context and opportunities to reflect so you can:

  • Define nursing
  • Understand the scope of your practice to support your autonomy to practice at the full extent of your license
  • Describe how to incorporate the Scope and Standards of Nursing at each level of nursing
  • Explain how the profession of nursing integrates both art and science as a core foundation into its practice
  • Identify ways to overcome the barriers of implementing the Scope and Standards into your daily practice
  • Discover ways you can impact the future of nursing

Nurses at all stages of their education and careers, from the newly licensed RN to DNP, will benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives

Nurses will apply, analyze, and evaluate:

  • The concepts and relevance of the Nursing Scope and Standards to their current nursing practice

CE Information

This activity offers 11.3 CNE credits to attendees.

Accredited by the American Nurses Association.

The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) does not endorse any products or services.

Ready to start this activity?

Login required. You will be redirected to an external website to register for and complete this activity.

Log in and start activity