Decision Tree

The Scope of Practice Decision Tree is a tool designed to assist nurses, nursing students, employers, and policy makers in determining the responsibilities a nurse can safely perform. The Scope of Practice Decision Tree's intended use is to complement professional judgment rather than deliver definitive answers to complex and evolving situations. The Scope of Practice Decision Tree encourages individual accountability in practice decisions, communicating nursing scope of practice to health care professionals and students, and promotes safe nursing practices.

Laws and Rules

ResourcesUsed with permission from National Council State Boards of Nursing: Scope of Nursing Practice Decision-Making Framework, Journal of Nursing Regulation, Volume 7, Issue 3, October 2016.