I'm a new grad nurse, and have heard misleading flip-flopping answers on this throughout nursing school. I live in a very hurricane-prone area, and just want to clarify before I am licensed what is/is not acceptable.. Are there times that an RN can act outside of his/her scope? Such as mass casualty nursing, car accidents or other incidents where there may not be other help available? In cases where we know how to help, how can we just stand by while someone dies and do nothing? Aren't there some circumstances where we can go above and beyond our 'hospital scope'?Hope this is the right place to ask this, couldn't find any boards more suitable. Thanks!