(225 ILCS 65/60-35)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 60-35. RN scope of practice.
    (a) Practice as a registered professional nurse means the full scope of nursing, with or without compensation, that incorporates caring for all patients in all settings, through nursing standards recognized by the Department, and includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
        (1) The comprehensive nursing assessment of the
    
health status of patients that addresses changes to patient conditions.
        (2) The development of a plan of nursing care to be
    
integrated within the patient-centered health care plan that establishes nursing diagnoses, and setting goals to meet identified health care needs, determining nursing interventions, and implementation of nursing care through the execution of nursing strategies and regimens ordered or prescribed by authorized healthcare professionals.
        (3) The administration of medication or delegation
    
of medication administration to licensed practical nurses.
        (4) Delegation of nursing interventions to implement
    
the plan of care.
        (5) The provision for the maintenance of safe and
    
effective nursing care rendered directly or through delegation.
        (6) Advocating for patients.
        (7) The evaluation of responses to interventions and
    
the effectiveness of the plan of care.
        (8) Communicating and collaborating with other
    
health care professionals.
        (9) The procurement and application of new knowledge
    
and technologies.
        (10) The provision of health education and counseling.
        (11) Participating in development of policies,
    
procedures, and systems to support patient safety.
(Source: P.A. 95-639, eff. 10-5-07.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-513)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 60-35. RN scope of practice. The RN scope of nursing practice is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, the prevention of illness and injury, the development and implementation of the nursing plan of care, the facilitation of nursing interventions to alleviate suffering, care coordination, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Practice as a registered professional nurse means this full scope of nursing, with or without compensation, that incorporates caring for all patients in all settings, through nursing standards of practice and professional performance for coordination of care, and may include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
        (1) Collecting pertinent data and information
    
relative to the patient's health or the situation on an ongoing basis through the comprehensive nursing assessment.
        (2) Analyzing comprehensive nursing assessment data
    
to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues.
        (3) Identifying expected outcomes for a plan
    
individualized to the patient or the situation that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes.
        (4) Implementing the identified plan, coordinating
    
care delivery, employing strategies to promote healthy and safe environments, and administering or delegating medication administration according to Section 50-75 of this Act.
        (5) Evaluating patient progress toward attainment of
    
goals and outcomes.
        (6) Delegating nursing interventions to implement
    
the plan of care.
        (7) Providing health education and counseling.
        (7.5) Advocating for the patient.
        (8) Practicing ethically according to the American
    
Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
        (9) Practicing in a manner that recognizes cultural
    
diversity.
        (10) Communicating effectively in all areas of
    
practice.
        (11) Collaborating with patients and other key
    
stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice.
        (12) Participating in continuous professional
    
development.
        (13) Teaching the theory and practice of nursing to
    
student nurses.
        (14) Leading within the professional practice setting
    
and the profession.
        (15) Contributing to quality nursing practice.
        (16) Integrating evidence and research findings into
    
practice.
        (17) Utilizing appropriate resources to plan,
    
provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe and effective.
(Source: P.A. 100-513, eff. 1-1-18.)