Category: Practice Statements

Position Statement: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Developed: 07/87 Revised: 07/94, 06/07, 02/18 The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses states that the nurse: The nurse practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person. The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population. The nurse …

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The Role of the Nurse Employed Below Licensure Level

Download the Full Statement Here The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses states that the nurse: The nurse practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person. The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population. The nurse promotes, …

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RNs and LPNs Working in Non-Traditional Settings

Download the Full Statement Here The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses states nurse: The nurse practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person. The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population. The nurse promotes, advocates for, …

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Position on Nursing Students Employed as Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

Download the Full Statement Here The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses states: The nurse practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person. The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population. The nurse promotes, advocates for, and …

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Scope of Practice of the Registered Nurse in Light Based (Laser) Therapies

Download the full practice statement here. In accordance with this Code, the intent of this statement is to provide guidelines related to the registered nurse participating in the provision of light based therapies. The role of the registered nurse changes with advancing technology and newly identified needs. The registered nurse’s role must be consistent with …

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Position on the Administration of Medications by Routes (or Purposes) Not Approved by the FDA

Download the full position statement here. The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses  states that the nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions; and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care (Provision 4). Occasionally nurses are asked to administer medications by routes or …

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Role Guidelines for the Nurse Employed by an Ambulatory Care Practice

Download the Full Practice Statement Here Ambulatory care settings employ about 25% of registered nurses in the United States. Of these 25%, 33% have a Masters degree or higher (ANA). Most licensed nurses employed by an ambulatory care practice are primarily clinic-based. Some, however, may work totally or periodically in other ambulatory, long-term care facilities, …

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