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of organizations such as American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Foundation, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. All these organizations help to advance the mission of ANA (American Nurses Association, n.d.). The State Board of Nursing is an appointed board within each state charged with responsibility to administer the nurse practice act of that state (Cherry & Jacob 2017). The California State Board of Nursing regulates nursing practice in California. This board develops uniform rules and regulations for nursing, designates who is accredited to teach nursing programs, determines the scope of practice for nurses, and oversees the licensure training. The State Board of Nursing enforces its rules and regulations through interventions and disciplinary actions (California Board of Registered Nursing, n.d.).C1. Roles of OrganizationsThe American Nurses Association is an overarching professional organization for all nurses in America, regardless of what kind of nurse or what state they practice in. The ANA represents the United States in the International Council of Nursing The ANA advocates for nurses in achieving excellent standards of practice and provides support for the wellbeing of nurses in the workplace. The ANA set a model for other states’ nurse practice acts (Cherry &
TASK 16Jacob 2017). The ANA is optional for nurses to join. As a member, the nurse has access to resources to help guide and support them in their practice. The California State Board of Nursingoutlines the rules and regulations for licensing in the state. It is tasked with enforcing those rules and disciplining or restricting licenses. The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) also has a program for substance abuse which is confidential and available to all nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing, n.d.).C2. Influence of the State Board of Nursing and ANA Decisions I make in psychiatric nursing is affected by both the ANA and the California State Board of Nursing. The exam I took to get my license was a standardized test called theNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This is a national exam developed for every person testing for licensure by the ANA. Members of ANA get access to discounted rates on continuing education (CE) courses, liability insurance, and nursing journals. The California StateBoard of Registered Nursing implements and enforces the Nurse Practice Act. In order to get my license, I had to have a background check and fingerprinting scan to be sure I didn’t have any disqualifying items on my record. They also mandate that any changes to your record be reported, such as driving under the influence (DUI), or drug charges as these may affect your ability to protect the public. I never drive after drinking because I know these rules and have attended a Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) disciplinary hearing to witness the effects of violations on your license (California Board of Registered Nursing, n.d.).
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Nursing, Ana, Cherry, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, California Board of Registered Nursing