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Transition to Professional Nursing
STANDARDS FOR CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE

To e-mail the instructor  phillips@fiu.edu

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ASSIGNMENT (FOR WEB-BASED ONLY STUDENTS):
Read the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition) and review the class handout below.

1.   Review the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) from the Florida Board of Nursing web site:
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0464/titl0464.htm    
Discuss how the Florida NPA reflects (or does not reflect) the Standards.  Provide evidence (give examples 
from the NPA). 

2.   Review your own job description.  Discuss how your job description reflects (or does not reflect) the 
Standards.  Provide evidence (give examples from your job description).

E-MAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO THE INSTRUCTOR (AT LEAST 150 WORDS

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CLASS HANDOUT


DEFINITION OF STANDARDS

Standards are authoritative statements by which the nursing profession describes the responsibilities for which its practitioners are accountable.

ROLE OF STANDARDS

REASONS FOR DEVELOPING STANDARDS FOR CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE

American Nurses Association (ANA), as the professional nursing organization:

HISTORY OF STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT
In 1973, ANA published first standards of nursing practice:

Other nursing specialty organizations subsequently developed standards, some in collaboration with the ANA, others were developed independently.  

ANA Standards Of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition)

ASSUMPTIONS RELATED TO THE ANA Standards Of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition)

ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition) consists of:

STANDARDS OF CARE
STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
 

STANDARDS OF CARE

STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

Criteria

Guidelines


The ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and nursing practice guidelines can serve as a basis for: