Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nurses Association
Publisher: American Nurses Association
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN 10: 1558104704
ISBN 13: 9781558104709
eISBN: 9781558104716
Edition: 2nd


This concise guide to contemporary neonatal practice contains up-to-date information for RNs practicing in this nursing specialty and defines the level of nursing practice and professional performance for neonatal nurses at all practice levels and in all settings. The 16 standards are those by which all RNs in neonatal nursing are held accountable for in their practice. Each standard is measurable by a set of specific competencies that serve as evidence of minimal compliance with that standard. This book is a must have for neonatal nursing practitioners, educators, students, and others directly involved in the nursing profession. Other healthcare providers, researchers and scholars as well as employers, insurers, lawyers, regulators, policy makers, and stakeholders will find value in referencing this publication.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors

Scope of Neonatal Nursing Practice

  • Definition and Overview of Professional Neonatal Nursing
  • History of Neonatal Nursing
  • Underlying Assumptions of Neonatal Nursing
  • Practice Characteristics of Neonatal Nursing
  • Practice Environments and Levels of Care in Neonatal Nursing
  • Education, Certification, and Roles in Neonatal Nursing
  • Future Considerations

Standards of Neonatal Nursing Practice

  • Standards of Practice for Neonatal Nursing
  • Standards of Professional Performance for Neonatal Nursing




Appendix A. Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2004)