Essay on Professional Roles and Values Wgu

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Professional Mission Statement
Western Governor’s University
Lindsey Isdahl

Mission Statement
Here at the facility we promote quality safe care of all our patients through our well trained staff to treat each individual physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Part A
A board of nursing (BON) is the enforcement of licensure, education standards, and laws and regulations to ensure patient care and safety and usually occur at the state level.
Professional nursing associations (PNA) can be at a state or national level and is an organization to bring nurses together to promote quality care and measures through observation, experience, education and research.
Both the BON and PNA affect my career as a nurse. Every two years I am
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Provision 7: The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice, education, administration, and knowledge development.
The second provision I chose describes the importance of continued education in the nursing field. This education can be through continuing education credits (CEUs), advancements in a degree, or participating part of a work force committee. Advancements are always being made in patient care and safety; for this reason the state of MN requires 24 continuing education credits every two years. This can be completed through online courses, lectures, conferences, and courses that meet requirements. The hospital I work for also provides emails, bulletin boards, and meetings on any changes or updates that will effect and implemented by nursing staff. Besides meeting my employers and state requirements, I am also currently a student to obtain a BSN in nursing.
Part C.
Four professional traits that can be seen in Americas Nursing Association Code of Ethics are: Leadership, communicative, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Leadership is an important trait as a nurse. A nurse should be able to delegate tasks and make decisions. Also, need to be able to communicate between the patient, staff, and family to provide continuity of care. Being knowledgeable is important to be able to provide the
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