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ANA Releases Revised Scope & Standards of Practice for Neonatal Nurses

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The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) have released a new second edition of Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.

The nursing organizations describe concise guide to contemporary neonatal practice contains up-to-date information for RNs practicing in this nursing specialty and defines the level of nursing practice and professional performance for neonatal nurses at all practice levels and in all settings.

The 16 standards are those by which all RNs in neonatal nursing are held accountable for in their practice. Each standard is measurable by a set of specific competencies that serve as evidence of minimal compliance with that standard.

Since the late 1990s, ANA has partnered with other nursing organizations to establish a formal process for recognition of specialty areas of nursing practice. This includes the criteria for approving the specialty itself and the scope statement and an acknowledgment by ANA of the standards of practice for that specialty.

Because of the significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environments, ANA's approval of specialty nursing scope statements and its acknowledgment of specialty standards of practice remain valid for five years, starting from the publication date of the documents.

Earlier this month, ANA released orevised standards for both holistic and neuroscience nurses co-published by the American Holistic Nurses Association and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, respectively. http://nursing.advanceweb.com/News/National-News/ANA-Co-Publishes-Revised-Standards-for-Holistic-Neuroscience-Nurses.aspx  

All three publications are available for purchase at www.nursesbooks.org.


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