Can provide increased feelings of competence and self confidence Fights 2015

Can provide increased feelings of competence and self

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Can provide increased feelings of competence and self-confidence (Fights, 2015) Helps foster safer work environments, helps educate colleagues, and contribute to a culture of best practice (Rauen & Katz-Brock, 2014) Provides career opportunities (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC], n.d.) Nurse mangers prefer to hire certified nurses because they have a proven knowledge base in specialty practice and an enhanced ability to function in complex patient care situations (Fights, 2015)
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Impact on Professional Certification (cont.) Cons (ANCC, n.d.) Finances Examination fees Association/membership fees Continuing education fees Labor intensive Time consuming to learn the material Initial Certification Testing Prices 2011 All Exams Examination fee for American Nurses Association Me mbers $270 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Members - For Psychiatric Exams Only $290 Discount Rate Organizations * $340 Examination fee for Non- Members $395 Pricing & Discounts Renewal Non-member $350 American Nurses Association members $250
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Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of Practice Pros Improve professional competencies (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2010). Motivation for continuous education for all Mandates improvement in skills and quality of care Improves health outcomes in patients and communities Fosters networking in professional nurses Demonstrates professionalism (ANA, 2010).
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Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of Practice Cons Costly to implement Time consuming Professional resistance against the mandatory requirement Difficult to measure patient outcomes attributed to education
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Relationship to ANA Code of Ethics Ongoing training to engage with moral and organizational complexity
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