Explain the functional differences between a regulatory agency, such as a board of nursing (BON), and a professional nursing organization (PNO) as it pertains to your professional nursing practice.
A regulatory agency – in this case, a board of nursing (BON) – is a governmental agency. A board of nursing exists on the state level. The primary purpose of a BON is to protect the public’s health and welfare by providing oversight over and ensuring the safe practice of nursing; it achieves this by issuing nursing licenses and monitoring licensees’ compliance to state laws. Additionally, these regulatory agencies outline the standards for safe nursing care within the borders of that …show more content…
Discuss two examples of how provisions from a nursing code of ethics influence your practice.
The nursing code of ethics that I am drawing from is the American Nurses Association code. I feel that the first provision certainly influences my practice in a big way. While respect for human dignity and the need for compassion are what drew me to the nursing profession, the part of the provision that has influenced me more is the one concerning the nature of health problems (ANA Code of Ethics Provision 1.3, 2014). Prior to starting my nursing career, whenever I would see persons with moderate to severe disabilities I would wonder about their quality of life and ponder the purpose of choosing to prolong such a difficult existence. Then