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Nurse Practice​
Registered Nurse Practice Act- found under Board Forms/Applications
Practical Nurse Practice Act- found under Board Forms/Applications
Important Notice Regarding RN Continuing Education
FAQs on Continuing Education for Registered Nurses
A. Registered Nurses
B. Practical Nurses
C. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
D. Interpretations
E. Child Abuse Reporting Requirements
According to 49 PA Code, Section 21.11(d), the Board of Nursing "recognizes standards of practice and professional codes of behavior, as developed by appropriate nursing associations, as the criteria for assuring safe and effective practice. These standards can be found in publications from the American Nurses Association and National Association of School Nurses (NASN).
American Nurses Association (ANA) Foundations of Nursing Package (2010). This package includes: Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Applications (2015); and Nursing's Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession.
ANA and NASN Scope and Standards of Practice for School Nurses
Updated: January 7, 2015