The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is proud to present the Managed Care Nursing Practice Standards. These standards were developed by a committee of managed care nurses employed in a variety of managed care practice settings throughout the United States. Revision of these standards evolved in response to the ever-changing role and function required of the professional nurse in today's managed healthcare delivery system. As the process of managed care changes, so too must the functions of the managed care nurse. These standards represent a foundation for the practice of managed care nursing. It is our goal that they encompass the many and varied roles required of today's professional nurse as a member of the managed healthcare delivery team.