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The registered nurse evaluates her or his own nursing practice in relation
to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and
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.
Students who violate
accepted standards for professional nursing may be discharged from the
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
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.