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The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Scope and Standards of Orthopaedic Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition

Harvey, Carol V.; David, Jonathan; Eckhouse, Diane R.; Kurkowski, Tina; Mains, Cherie; Roberts, Dottie

doi: 10.1097/NOR.0b013e3182920e7d
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Carol V. Harvey, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, ONC®


Jonathan David, BSN, MSc, RN, ONC®

Diane R. Eckhouse, MS, APN, OCNS-C®

Tina Kurkowski, MS, RN, ONC, CNOR, ANP-C, ONP-C®

Cherie Mains, MSN, RN, ONC®, CNOR-R

Dottie Roberts, MSN, RN, CMSRN, OCNS-C®, CNE


Dorothy Pietrowski, MSN, RN, ACNP, ONC®

Pam Sapp, MN, RN, OCNS-C®

Marisa R. Swain, MSN, RN-BC, ONC®

Lauri Carpenter Tveit, MSN, RN, ONC®

Michael Vansteel, MSN, RN-BC, ONC®, NE-BC


This third edition of the Scope and Standards of Orthopaedic Nursing Practice is based on the work of Dennis Ross, PhD, MAE, RN (editor of the first edition), as well as his work with Helen Taggart, DSN, RN, CS, on the second edition of this publication.

The authors received honoraria from the NAON for their work on the Scope and Standards. The authors have disclosed that they have no other financial interests to any commercial company related to this educational activity.

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