The nursing profession is responsible for articulating nursing values and for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice. This responsibility includes the regular review and revision of core professional documents. The American Nurses Association has funded and supported workgroup initiatives that have resulted in several draft documents now ready for public review and comment. Please use this opportunity to read, review, reflect, react, and respond with your recommendations and comments by March 14, 2003 about these proposed publications:
Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice
The workgroups are interested in hearing from you about the adequacy of the scope and standards statements and measurement criteria, how well the definition of nursing reflects today's nursing practice, any confusing language, unclear statements, or missing content and concepts.