American Nurses’ Association (2010).

American Nurses’ Association (2010). Nursing’s social policy statement, the essence of the profession. American Nurses’ Association, Silver Spring, MD. (I’ll add the attachment)

-Read the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses available at: https://nursingworld.org/DocumentVault/Ethics-1/Code-of-Ethics-for-Nurses.html
(You can choose to register or not)

-Massachusetts law that regulates the practice of nursing from the Board of Registration in Nursing web site. (If you live in another state, you may use that state’s Board of Nursing regulations.) On Blackboard.

-To access, go to https://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/dhpl/nursing/nursing-regs/

-Click on Rules and regulations-244 CMR. Read sections 244 CMR 3.00: Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse, CMR 5.00, & CMR 9.00: Standards of Conduct (Responsibilities and Functions- including delegation of authority and supervision).

• Consider: Which of these documents do you think was most helpful in guiding the practice of the beginning nurse, and why?

• Write a five-page paper to be turned in on Blackboard by March 2nd 2018 at 8:00am

-Must be submitted in a Word compatible document (.doc or .docx format only!!) on to Blackboard on the Assignments section.

-Describe the ANA Social Policy statement, the ANA Code of Ethics and the sections on the 244 CMR Scope of Practice of Registered Nurses.

-In 1-3 paragraphs, describe which of these documents you thought would be the most helpful in guiding the practice of the beginning nurse, and why. Do you think that document would remain the most helpful over time for nurses in practice?

-No abstract is needed, but you should include a reference page in APA format.

Grading criteria Points Earned
Summarize the content of the Social Policy Statement, the Code of Ethics, and the state regulations. 60%

Describe which of these documents you thought would be the most helpful in guiding the practice of the beginning nurse, and why. 20%

On the document you found most helpful: do you think that document would remain the most helpful over time for nurses in practice? Why? 10%

Paper flows logically from introduction to conclusion. Spelling and grammar are correct. Student uses APA formatting. Submitted on time to Blackboard site. Word (.doc or .docx) formatting. 10%