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ANA Standards of Professional Performance:
The American Nurses Association has implemented Standards of Professional
Performance (2010) that describe a competent level of behavior in the
professional role. Registered nurses are accountable for their professional actions
to themselves, their patients, their peers, and ultimately to society.
The registered nurse practices ethically.
The registered nurse attains knowledge and competency that reflects
current nursing practice.
The registered nurse integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
The registered nurse contributes to quality nursing practice.
The registered nurse communicates effectively in all areas of practice.
The registered nurse demonstrates leadership in the professional practice
setting and the profession.
The registered nurse collaborates with healthcare consumers, families, and
others in the conduct of nursing practice.
The registered nurse evaluates her or his own nursing practice in relation
to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules,
and regulations.
The registered nurse utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing
services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
The registered nurse practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner
ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses:
Each person, upon entering the nursing profession, inherits a measure of
the responsibility and trust associated with the profession, along with the
corresponding obligation to adhere to the standards of ethical practice and
conduct it has set. Nursing students are expected to show responsibility in their
behavior; to deal with faculty, peers, patients, and clinical staff in a direct and
honest manner; and to be professional in their conduct.