Familiarize Yourself With The Code Of Ethics


Welcome to day 8 of the #WeAreinThisTogether Student Nurse Wellness challenge.

Nursing is a profession with ethics at its core. For a whopping 18 years in a row, polls show Americans rated nursing as the profession with the highest levels of honesty and integrity.

While you’re training to learn all of the practical, educational, and medical matters of the job, also take the time to build the integrity that nurses are known for.

Today, familiarize yourself with the nurses’ code of ethics and some of these ethical matters that you may face either in school or on the job:
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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Oct 8, 2020 6:22 PM America/Chicago

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I did not understand all the codes of ethics until I took the jurisprudence exam. There is a lot to know about the code, laws, and regulations that go into it. I still do not know them all. I do believe that they are fair to have though so that the nurse knows the scope of practice and the patient’s are taken care of and get fair treatment.
  • Posted Tue 09 Feb 2021 05:55 PM CST
There's definitely a lot of legal/ethical aspects of nursing that's a lot to take in. I took a jurisprudence exam yesterday to prep for NCLEX and it was wild how much there is to being a nurse. But, it makes sense considering how you have to advocate for your patients' lives, and rules are there to make sure nurses hold themselves accountable to performing to the best of their ability regardless of patient condition.
  • Posted Fri 05 Feb 2021 12:35 AM CST

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