Code of Ethics CE Module

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Code of Ethics for Nurses With Intrepretive Statements - 1.8 Contact Hours
The primary purpose of this independent study module is to familiarize nurses with the nine major planks of the current Code and the accompanying interpretive statements. It will orient nurses to the ethical code and how it affects their own nursing practice; facilitate nurses' ability to use the Code as a guide; and demonstrate how it directs the profession of nursing as a whole. In addition, the module will provide nurses with a brief history of the development of the Code of Ethics by the American Nurses Association.

By completing this independent study module, the nurse will be able to:

  • Present a brief history of the code of Ethics for Nurses, the revision process and reasons for the current changes
  • Identify the nine planks of the 2001 Code of Ethics for Nurses
  • Analyze the key interpretive statements
  • Explain the significance of the Code in guiding and empowering nurses in their practice
  • Apply the 2001 Code of Ethics for Nurses to their own nursing practice and to the practice of nursing within their workplace