CLC Assignment 4&5.docx - Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of Practice \u25aa Pros \u2013 Fulfills standard 8 of ANA Scope and Standards of

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Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of PracticePros:Fulfills standard 8 of ANA Scope and Standards of Practice: EducationExhibit a commitment to the Profession with CE.Continuous acquisition of knowledgeSelf-evaluation of needs.Acquire new knowledge and skills.Notes:“The Standards of Professional Nursing Practice are authoritative statements of the duties that all registered nurses, regardless of role, population, or specialty, are expected to perform competently.” (American Nurses Association, 2010, p. 38) Standard 8 of the ANA Scope and standards of practice pertains specifically to education and lists competencies that nurses should be engaging in to ensure success in the profession that embodies the foundations of nursing and meets minimum professional standards. The ANA emphasizes involvement in exhibiting a commitment to the profession by pursuing educational experiences and engagement relative to current trends and issues of nursing. (American Nurses Association, 2010) Part of professional commitment is a continuous evaluation of self to identify professionalstrengths and weaknesses in knowledge and practice to implement strategies for improvement based off newly acquired knowledge and skills training that are often provided through CE. Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of PracticeCons:Must keep lifelong records and be able to provide evidence of competence.Certificates or degrees do not signify competence.Difficult to evaluate retention and implementation of CE.Difficult to regulate.Notes: Within Standard 8 of the ANA Scope and Standards of practice indicates that nurses are responsible for producing records proving competence and involvement in life-long learning. Certificates or degrees do not necessarily indicate competence, they only indicate completion ofcourses. Evaluating retention and ability to implement acquired knowledge is different. (Hewlet
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