American Nurses Association (ANA)
ANA Standards of Practice
Standard 1. Assessment
The registered nurse collects comprehensive data pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation.
Standard 2. Diagnosis
The registered nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnoses or issues.
Standard 3. Outcome Identification
The registered nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation.
Standard 4. Planning
The registered nurse develops a plan of care that prescribes strategies and interventions to attain expected outcomes.
Standard 5. Implementation
The nurse implements the interventions identified in the plan.
Standard 5A. Coordination of Care
Standard 5B. Health Teaching and Health Promotion
Standard 5C. Consultation (Graduate Prepared Specialty or Advanced Practice Nurse)
Standard 5D. Prescriptive Authority and Treatment (Advanced Practice Nurse)
Standard 6. Evaluation
The registered nurse evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.
ANA Standards of Professional Performance
Standard 7. Ethics
The registered nurse practices ethically.
Standard 8. Education
The registered nurse attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
Standard 9. Evidence-Based Practice and Research
The registered nurse integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
Standard 10. Quality of Practice
The registered nurse contributes to quality nursing practice.
Standard 11. Communication
The registered nurse communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
Standard 12. Leadership
The registered nurse demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
Standard 13. Collaboration
The registered nurse collaborates with the healthcare consumer, family and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
Standard 14. Professional Practice Evaluation
The registered nurse evaluates her or his own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
Standard 15. Resource Utilization
The registered nurse utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective and financially responsible.
Standard 16. Environmental Health
The registered nurse practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice, 2010