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New Jersey Board of Nursing

Determining Scope of Nursing Practice Model


  1. Is the act consistent with your scope of practice and the Rules and Regulations in the New Jersey Board of Nursing Practice Act?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, continue to the next step.
  2. Is the act consistent with the Board's Guidelines regarding nursing practice?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, continue to the next step.
  3. Is the act supported by Standards of Nursing Practice or scope of practice statements from professional nursing organizations, and research data in nursing and health related literature?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, continue to the next step.
  4. Is the act to be performed within accepted "standards of care" which would be provided by a reasonable, prudent nurse in this setting?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, continue to the next step.
  5. Do you posses the required knowledge and have you demonstrated the clinical competency required to implement the act safely?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, continue to the next step.
  6. Is the act authorized by a valid order (written agreement with collaborating physician for the advanced practice nurse), and in accordance with established institutional, agency or provider protocols, policies and procedures?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, continue to the next step.
  7. Are you prepared to assume accountability of the act and for the outcome of the care rendered?
    • If NO, STOP.
    • If Yes, you may perform the act based upon a valid order (written agreement with collaborating physician for advanced practice nurses), and in accordance with the institution, agency or provider's established protocols, policies and procedures.
Last Modified: 2/9/2015 11:13 AM