This document addresses the role, scope, and standards of nursing practice for the specialty of transplant nursing. The scope of practice addresses the definition of transplant nursing, its various levels of practice based on educational preparation recognizing its worldwide variations, current clinical practice activities and sites, and current evidence-based practice relevant to transplant nursing. The standards of transplant nursing practice are objective, measurable statements of the responsibilities for which all transplant nurses are accountable.
Audience for This Publication
Registered nurses in every clinical and functional role and setting constitute the primary audience of this professional resource. Students, interprofessional colleagues, agencies, and organizations will find this an invaluable reference. Legislators, regulators, legal counsel, and the judiciary will also want to examine this content. In addition, the individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations using nursing and healthcare services can use this document to better understand what constitutes the specialty of transplant nursing and how registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses lead within today’s healthcare environment.