C. State Board Of Nursing Versus ANA When comparing the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the ANA there is one main difference. The main difference is that the Board of Nursing regulates nursing practice, while the ANA is a professional nursing organization that advocates for nurses. The State Board of Nursing is a governmental agency and its sole purpose is to regulate nursing practices in each state. The Board of Nursing was established to “protect the public's health and welfare by overseeing and ensuring the safe practice of nursing” National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2018). The ANA also known as the American Nurses Association which was founded in 1896 as a “premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses” American Nurses Association (2018). The ANA was founded to promote high standards of nursing practice, foster a safe and ethical work environment, strengthen the health and wellness of nurses; as well as advocate on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. C1. Roles Of Organizations As previously stated, the Role of the American Nurses Association was founded to promote high standards of nursing practice, foster a safe and ethical work environment, strengthen the health and wellness of nurses; as well as advocate on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. The Role of The State Board of Nursing is to develop regulations on nursing practice. The State board uses this role to protect the public from harm by setting qualifications and competencies that nurses must complete for licensing. The Board of Nursing also may take action against the licenses of nurses who violate those laws or rules.
TASK 1- C304 6 C2. Influence Of The State Board Of Nursing And ANA The State Board of Nursing and the ANA also known as the American Nurses Association have a large influence on my nursing practice. After completing my schooling and earning an Associate’s degree I was required to also pass an examination to prove competencies in my state before I was able to begin my career as a Registered Nurse. The State Board of Nursing requires all nurses to complete this examination in order to demonstrate competencies of all who apply. This examination is required by all states and is regulated by the Board of Nursing. In order to maintain my license in my current state, the Board of Nursing requires me to comply with my states Board of Nursing and practice act in order to uphold my states continued nursing education requirements. The American Nurses Association is an organization that has established the standards of nursing that I currently practice. The ANA is an organization that was created to protect me in the workplace. The ANA serves as a voice for myself and all nurses and speak out against issues that affect us.
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- Fall '15
- Nursing, Registered nurse