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A. Explain the functional differences between a regulatory agency, such as a board of nursing(BRN), and professional nursing organization (PNO) as it pertains to your
professional nursing practice.
B. Discuss two examples of how provisions from nursing code of ethics influence your practice.
C. Discuss four professional traits from American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (web link provided below) you will need to bring to an interdisciplinary team
of healthcare professionals.
1- The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by
considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems
2- The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of patient
3- The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining and improving healthcare 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
4- The nurse collaborated with other health professionals in promoting community, national, and interpersonal efforts to meet health needs
Source: American Nurses Association, 2001, Washington, DC: ANA Nursebook.org
D.Identify a nursing theory that has influenced your professional practice.
1. Explain how this theory fits your professional practice.
Watsons Human Caring Theory because caring is central to nursing.
E. Discuss how the contributions of one historical nursing figure have impacted your professional nursing practice, including modern-day application.
Florence NightingaleDuring the Crimean War, she and her nurses transformed the environment by setting up diet kitchens, a laundry, recreational centers, and
organizational classes. Also, she trained the orderlies to scrub the wards and empty wastes. Mortality rate dropped from 42% to 2%
F. Discuss a scenario in which you, as a nurse, safegaurded two the following principles for the patient:
*Respect for autonomy
G. when you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format