Patients and Visitors go to

Professional Nursing Organizations

- Tennessee Nurses' Association
- Tennessee Board of Nursing

- The Advisory Board Company
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
   - ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses
   - ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses at Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics
   - ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses at Vanderbilt Hospitals and Clinics
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Joint Commission Standards Manual
- Nurse Practice Act Search
Instructions on how to access the Nurse Practice Act using the above link:  This links to Michie's Legal Resources, where The Tennessee Code and the full text of the state constitution are published on the Web by LexisNexis. To locate the Nurse Practice Act, enter 63-7-101 into the search box and click on Go. A box with links to the various sections of the Nurse Practice Act will appear on the upper right. Scroll down through the links in this box to access all sections which include 63-7-101 through 63-7-126; 63-7-201 through 63-7-210; and 63-7-301 through 63-7-304.
(63-7-103 look for "Practice of Professional Nursing" defined)