The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, is an essential document for every psychiatric-mental health nurse practicing in the United States. The scope of practice statement answers the who, what, when, where, how, and why questions of psychiatric-mental health nursing. The standards provide authoritative statements of the actions and behaviors that all registered psychiatric-mental health nurses are expected to competently perform, regardless of role, population, specialty, and setting.
The product of extensive thought work by many registered nurses, this new edition provides 17 national standards of practice and professional performance. Each standard is accompanied by detailed competencies for the three practice levels. This premier professional resource informs and guides psychiatric-mental health nurses in their vital work in providing safe, quality, and competent care. It is a must-have for every registered psychiatric-mental health nurse.