Professional And Personal Application Statement

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Professional/Personal Application Statement Stephanie Sciaudone University of Indianapolis Introduction Transitioning into the role of an advanced practice nurse requires more than simply gaining more education or demonstrating leadership abilities beyond that of a traditional registered nurse. Instead, the role of an advanced practice nurse requires an understanding and appreciation of the ethical challenges and issues that will be faced, as well as communicating the importance of ethics to other nursing professionals (Jormsri et al., 2005). In order to be prepared to handle the task of addressing ethical issues, both on a personal and professional level as an advanced practice nurse, it is necessary to demonstrate a comprehension of nursing ethics and to consider how those ethics will be integrated into professional practice. The ethical challenges that will be faced as a nursing professional must be examined, as well as how various concepts that have been learned by studying nursing ethics will be used in practice. In addition, it is necessary to contemplate how ethical development among colleagues will be promoted within the profession and within the larger health care community. Finally, a consideration of how the knowledge from this course in nursing ethics will be used to help in the transition into the advanced practice nursing role is also important. Ethical Challenges Experienced as a Nursing Professional The greatest single ethical challenge

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