Analysis Of The Nursing Profession

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Professional Mission Statement Lisa Marie Persad Western Governors University Introduction As professional nurses, it is vital to be abreast of the laws, values and construct of our profession. As the science of nursing continues to grow and legitimacy of nursing as unique body continues to evolve and expand, the individual nurse has a responsibility to understand the fundamental ideas inherent in the nursing profession. This paper is a discussion of some of those fundamental ideas. A. Functional Difference Regulatory agencies are governmental entities that govern the nursing profession. The nursing profession in each state is regulated by such a body, referred to as state boards of nursing.…show more content…
Their resources for my particular need, included course and tools for faculty development, resources for practical nurse curriculums including testing and simulations. NLN advocacy for the profession, faculty, students and the public consists of ensuring that quality evidenced based education is effectively delivered for continued professional growth. Both the regulatory and professional nurse organizations have the goals of protecting and progressing the nurse practice. While the SBN’s role is to administer, regulate and enforce nurse practice in each state for the promotion and integrity of the nursing profession. The professional nurse organization in relation to the promotion and integrity of the nurse profession, advocates for the nursing profession by providing continued information to nurses and the public regarding nursing values, professional standards and specialty content…show more content…
Dr. Nola Pender’s, Revised Health Promotion model was developed “To assist nurses in understanding the major determinants of health behaviors as a basis for behavioral counseling to promote healthy lifestyles” (Pender, 2011, p. 3). By learning what issues contribute to a patient’s health behavior choice, I can be more effective in helping the patient develop healthy choices. According to Pender (Pender, 2011), the set of variables for behavioral specific knowledge and affect have important motivational significance and these variables can be modified through nursing actions. The goal of the health promotion model is for patients to adopt health promoting behaviors. Pender theorizes that health promoting behaviors should result in improved health, enhanced functional ability and better quality of life at all stages of development (Pender, Murdaugh and Parsons,

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