Nursing: The American Nursing Association and the Oklahoma Borad of Nursing

586 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 2 Pages
One of the organizations is the American Nurses Association (ANA) whose mission statement is “nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all” and their philosophy is committed to ensure that there are an adequate supply of “high-skilled and well-educated nurses is available” (ANA, 2014). The ANA helps to advance the nursing profession through fostering high standards, the promotion of the general welfare of nursing professionals in the workplace, projecting a positive as well as realistic view of nursing practices, and lobbying within Congress about health care issues that affect both nurses and the general public (ANA, 2014). The ANA is primarily responsible for restructuring healthcare through legislature and lobbying on both state and national levels (ANA, 2014).
Another organization that rallies for the safeguarding of nursing in a different fashion is the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN). The OBN was created to protect the health and welfare of the public in Oklahoma by ensuring that nurses who are licensed to work as a nurse are competent to do so (OBN, 2014). The OBN has many different functions but the top five functions are to prescribe standards for educational programs that prepare nurses for licensure, administer the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses, administer unlicensed professional…