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STANDARDS FOR CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE
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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).
Review your own job description.
Discuss how your job description reflects (or does not reflect)
Standards. Provide evidence (give examples from your job description).
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DEFINITION OF STANDARDS
Standards are authoritative statements by which the nursing profession describes the responsibilities for which its practitioners are accountable.
ROLE OF STANDARDS
the values and priorities of the profession.
a direction for professional nursing practice.
a framework for evaluating nursing practice.
nursing's accountability to the public.
client outcomes for which nurses are responsible.
FOR DEVELOPING STANDARDS FOR CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE
American Nurses Association (ANA), as the professional nursing organization:
a responsibility to its membership and the public it serves to develop
standards of practice.
responsible for developing generic standards that apply to all nursing
HISTORY OF STANDARDS
In 1973, ANA published first standards of nursing practice:
on the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, planning,
nursing specialty organizations subsequently developed standards, some
in collaboration with the ANA, others were developed independently.
1990, an ANA task force recommended that the 1973 Standards be
1991, the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice was published.
1995, the ANA Committee on Nursing Practice Standards and Guidelines
was charged with establishing a process of periodic review and
revision of the 1991 Standards.
1998, based on the results of the review process, the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing
Practice (2nd edition)
Standards Of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition)
Focus primarily on the processes of providing nursing care and performing professional activities.
Describe a competent level of professional nursing care and performance common to all nurses.
Apply to all nurses in all areas of clinical practice
despite tremendous variability in educational preparation and
Provide a blueprint for specialty nursing organizationsí development of their own standards of practice.
RELATED TO THE ANA Standards
Of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition)
Employers must provide an environment supportive of nursing practice.
Nursing care is individualized to meet a particular patientís unique needs and situation.
The nurse establishes collaborative partnerships with the patient, family, and other health care providers to carry out care.
ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice (2nd edition) consists
STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
STANDARDS OF CARE
a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the nursing
all nursing actions taken to provide care to all clients.
the foundation for clinical decision-making.
themes that cut across all practice and reflect nursing
responsibilities for all patients:
age-appropriate and culturally/ethnically sensitive care.
a safe environment.
patients about healthy practices and treatment modalities.
care across settings and among caregivers.
STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE
a competent level of behavior in the professional role:
Nurses are expected to engage in professional role activities appropriate to their education/position.
are ultimately accountable to themselves, patients, and peers for
indicators of competent practice.
standards to be measured.
a standard to be met, all criteria must be met.
be revised to incorporate new scientific knowledge and clinical
remain consistent with current nursing practice and research.
developed statements based on the scientific evidence and expert
the care of specific patient populations or phenomena (vs. standards,
which provide a broad framework of practice).
a process of patient care management with the goal of improving the
quality of clinical and
The ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and nursing practice guidelines can serve as a basis for:
and regulatory (licensure) systems.
care reimbursement and financing methodologies.
and evaluation of nursing service delivery systems and organizational
descriptions, performance appraisals, and peer review.
policies, procedures, and protocols.