Discussion: Accreditation Commission

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Discussion: Accreditation Commission

Discussion: Accreditation Commission

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Looking to the Future

Chapter 14

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Nursing’s Public Image

  • 25 years ago, society perceived nurses in gender-linked, task-oriented terms.
  • Popular media has improved somewhat in their portrayal of nurses.

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Professional
Organizations

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The American Nurses Association
(ANA)

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American Nurses Association

  • Works for improvement of health-care standards
  • Promotes availability of health-care services
  • Fosters high standards for nursing
  • Promotes the rights of nurses in the workplace

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ANA’s Social Policy Statement

  • The social context of nursing practice
  • The nature and scope of nursing practice
  • Specialization in nursing practice
  • Regulation of nursing practice
  • The ethics of nursing practice reviewed by the House of Delegates

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American Nurses Association (cont’d)

  • Stimulates and promotes the professional development of nurses
  • Advances nurses’ economic and general welfare

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Benefits to Membership

  • The primary voice of nursing in the U.S.
  • Continuing education
  • Representation in the workplace and political arena
  • Position statements on contemporary issues of importance of nurses

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The National League for Nursing
(NLN)

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National League for Nursing

  • Membership is open to other health professionals and interested consumers, not just nurses.
  • Participates in test services, research, and publication
  • Lobbies actively for nursing issues
  • Currently working with the ANA and other nursing organizations on health-care reform

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National League for Nursing (cont’d)

  • Accreditation Commission
  • Accredits colleges and schools of nursing
  • Test services
  • Publications
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    Health-Care Reform

    • Universal insurance coverage
    • Better bridges between hospital, home care, nursing homes, ambulatory care
    • More preventive care
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      Current Concerns

      • Fragmentation
      • Many are uninsured
      • High and rising costs
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        Health-Care System Changes

        • Historical perspective
        • Managed care
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          Health Care

          • Technologically advanced
          • Highly sophisticated
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            Specialty Organizations

            • Nurses may join specialty organizations as well.
            • Provide nurses with information regarding standards of practice and evidence-based practice within specialty areas
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              National Institute for Nursing Research

              • Federal agency
              • Supports and conducts basic and applied research
              • Supports research training of nurse scientists

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                American Academy of Nursing

                • Leaders in nursing practice, education, administration, and research
                • Mission to advance health policy and practice
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                  NSNA (National Student Nurses Association)

                  • Associate degree, baccalaureate, and diploma program students are eligible.
                  • Conferences, career development board reviewsNew members are nominated and elected.

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                    National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

                    • Associate degree nursing programs prepare the largest number of new graduates for RN licensure.
                    • Began in 1986
                    • Organizational Affiliate of ANA as of 2013Focus on specific practice areas or interest groupsVery expensiveHealth insuranceQuality and safetyReduced disparities in health care and health- care outcomeAdvocacy

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                      NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Agency)
                      has become
                      ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)

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                      The National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
                      (NOADN)

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                    Role of NOADN

                    • Strong educational programs
                    • Dynamic education of students in a variety of settings
                    • Emphasis on lifelong learning
                    • Continued articulation with colleges and universities

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                    Other Organizations

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