A statement that describes the profession of nursing and its professional framework & obligations to society.
A reference point at which other things can be evaluated against, to serve as guides to practice. May be different among states.
As defined by the ANA, Nursing is:
The protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities , prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Scope of Practice tells:
The "who, what, where, when, why and how" of nursing practice.
Profession of Nursing & Healthcare Context
Queens University of Charlotte NUR 370 Concepts of Professional Nursing