Principles and Standards for Reistered Nurses Essay

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Nursing is an ever-changing and growing profession. Tools such as, the scope and standards for nursing, state nursing legal regulations, code of ethics, and general principles of philosophy are used to set standards and promote growth within the profession. I use these principles and standards daily in my career as a registered nurse (RN). In this paper I will discuss the importance of these factors in my career, and how they all contribute to making outcomes successful for all involved. American Nurses Association Scope of Practice There are six set standards of the nursing practice; assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation (ANA, 2010; pp. 9-10). Throughout a typical shift on the unit…show more content…
One of the first standards is that an RN will only be licensed after completing an “educational program approved by the state board of nursing and pass a licensing examination before a license to practice is granted” (ONA, 2012; p.1). To become an RN I completed my associate degree in nursing (ADN) at Columbus State Community College. I then passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to receive my license. Provisions 7, 8, & 9 “Provision 7 challenges the nurse to participate in the profession’s contributions to society by being actively engaged with its progress and development” (Fowler, 2010; p. 91). Education is a constant element in my career as a nurse. At the state level I am required to have a set amount of continuing education hours every two years to carry a valid nursing license. Through my hospital, I must be current with my cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), be familiar with changes in policies and procedures, and be familiar with the different diagnosis on my unit; such as, ischemic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhages. I am also continuing my education by taking classes to earn my bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). It is not only my responsibility to further my own education, but it is also important for me to help others continue their education as well. I have done this on my unit by orienting new nurses. This is important because not only does it educate others, but it also helps reinforce what I have learned during

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