Scope of practice refers to the activities that registered nurses are educated and authorized to perform. These activities are established through the legislated definition of nursing practice and are further defined by standards, limits and conditions set by CRNBC.
Registered nurses provide care only within the regulated scope of practice. There are two exceptions to this rule:
There are four levels of control on registered nurses' practice:
There are several groups of practice activities that are within the Scope of RN nursing practice.
See the "Reflecting on scope of practice" model below