What do the Wisconsin Statutes say in Regards to the Standard of Practice for Registered Nurses?

  • General Nursing Procedures: An RN shall utilize the nursing process in the execution of general nursing procedures in the maintenance of health, prevention of illness or care of the ill.  The standard is met through performance of each of the following steps of the nursing process:
    • Assessment: the systematic and continual collection and analysis of data about the health status of a patient culminating in the formulation of nursing diagnosis.
    • Planning: Development of a nursing plan of care for a patient, which includes goals and priorities, derived from the nursing diagnosis.


Use of Standards

Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act

Congruency Issues

Negligence & Malpractice


ANA Code of Ethics

FAQ for Advanced
Practice Nurses