Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MOADN) is a state organization primarily interested in working to retain the Registered Nurse title and scope of practice for the associate degree nurse. The organization is also interested in working for nurses to have an easy transition from ADN to BSN if so chosen. In addition, MOADN works to assure quality health care for consumers by being involved with all issues concerning nursing. Politics is defined as is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level. Policy is defined as a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.
Each nurse has the responsibility to practice faithfully and to uphold all ethical values. These values are outlined and regulated by two very important entities, The Nursing Practice Acts and the Texas Board of Nursing. Nursing Practice Acts, are specific laws in each state that define a nurse’s scope of practice. These acts were first established in 1909 with the purpose of protecting public health, safety, and welfare. Their purpose is to provide rules and regulations that will protect society from unsafe and unqualified nurses.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is an organization that represents Registered Nurses (RNs) throughout the United States. It protects the public and also holds RNs accountable for the action and care provided. For this discussion, I will explain Nursing’s Social Policy Statement for the nursing discipline, nursing practice, and societal health. I will also identify one item from the statement that will help me alter my professional behavior. I will also list goals and the steps that will be taken to reach these goals.
According to the Nursing Practice Act as mentioned in the Business and Professions Code’s Article 2: Scope of Regulation – Section 2725 Legislative intent: Practice of nursing defined, the independent functions of nursing practice include ensuring the protection of the patients through providing them safety, comfort, and maintaining their hygiene as well as advocating for disease prevention and restorative measures (BRN, 2015). 4. What are the dependent functions of nursing practice according to the Nursing Practice
Ethics, Law, and Policy, 18, 55-57. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/DocumentVault/Ethics/Practical- Use-of-the-Nursing-Code-of-Ethics-Part-I.pdf Stone, S. (2000). The purpose of a code of ethics and code of conduct for nursing students. Retrieved from http://www.nsna.org/portals/0/skins/nsna/pdf/ pubs_code_of_ethics_and_code_of_conduct.pdf
HIPAA: Privacy and Security Rules The Computer, the Nurse and You Introduction How would you like to keep track of your personal health information record in your computer at home? The electronic data exchange was one of the goals of the government to improve the delivery and competence of the U.S. healthcare system. To achieve this plan, the U.S. Congress passed a regulation that will direct its implementation. The Department of Health and Human Services is the branch of the government that was assigned to oversee the HIPAA rules. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a national public law in the United States that was created to improve health insurability, prevent insurance abuse and to protect the privacy and security of a person’s health information.
Part 2: Nursing standards, their history and significance by Harry Breece • September 1, 2007 • Uncategorized • Comments Off on Part 2: Nursing standards, their history and significance • 1120 The purpose of standards of clinical nursing practice is to describe the responsibilities for which nurses are held accountable. The standards for nursing practice: 1) Reflect the values and priorities of the nursing profession; 2) Provide direction for professional nursing; 3) Provide a framework for the evaluation of nursing practice; 4) Define the profession’s accountability to the public and the client outcomes for which nurses are responsible. The first Standards of Nursing Practice were published by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1973.
The Code of Ethics for nurses was developed to explicit the primary values, goals, and responsibility towards the nursing profession. It is used as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations from nurses. The 1st provision states, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by consideration of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of the health problems” (American Nurses Association, 2001, p. 7). The 2nd provision states, “The nurses primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community” (ANA, 2001, p. 9). The 3rd provision states, “The nurse promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient” (ANA, 2001, p. 12).
Nursing has several organizations. “The National League for Nursing (NLN) is primarily responsible for regulating the quality of the educational programs that prepare nurses for the practice of nursing”(Catalano, 2000,p.10). Also, the American Nurses Association (ANA) which “is more concerned with the quality of nursing pra...
A. Explain the functional differences between a regulatory agency, such as a board of nursing (BRN), and a professional nursing organization (PNO) as it pertains to your professional nursing practice. The Board of registered nursing is a state governmental agency and serves to protect the public and regulate the practice of registered nurses (California BRN, 2014). The BRN enforces the Nursing Practice Act. Specific to my practice as a RN the BRN sets the educational standards to make sure the education a RN receives is acceptable for the state of California.