(225 ILCS 65/60-35)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
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
(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
(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.)