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Students who violate accepted standards for professional nursing may be
discharged from the program.
The Code of Ethics for Nurses was adopted by the
American Nurses Association in 1950 and revised in 1960, 1968, 1976, 1985, and
2001 (
Reissued in 2010).
The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and
respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual,
unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes,
or the nature of health problems.
The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual,
family, group, or community.
The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and
rights of the patient.
The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice
and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse’s
obligation to provide optimum patient care.
The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility
to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue
personal and professional growth.
The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving health
care environments and conditions of employment conducive to the provision
of quality health care and consistent with the values of the profession through
individual and collective action.
The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through
contributions to practice, education, administration, and knowledge
The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in
promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs.
The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members,
is responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of
the profession and its practice, and for shaping social.