The Nursing Units and Nursing Councils form the foundation for shared governance within ValleyCare's Division of Nursing. The Councils form an interdependent network to facilitate shared decision making. This structure provides the framework in which nurses at all levels can investigate, develop, implement and evaluate standards of practice and care.
The American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards Model of Professional Nursing Practice formulates our standard of care at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare. The foundation of our care is rooted in the Nursing Professional Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and specialty certification.
Our nursing practice is guided by the California Nurse Practice Act, Title XXII, Title XVI and ANA Standards of Care, in conjunction with our community and hospital standards delineated in our policy and procedures.