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(225 ILCS 65/60-35)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
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
(6) Delegating nursing interventions to implement
(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
(10) Communicating effectively in all areas of
(11) Collaborating with patients and other key
stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice.
(12) Participating in continuous professional
(13) Teaching the theory and practice of nursing to
(14) Leading within the professional practice setting
(15) Contributing to quality nursing practice.
(16) Integrating evidence and research findings into
(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