Code of Ethics for Nurses

15th time’s a charm!

The December 2016 Gallop Poll announced that once again, nurses were rated the highest for honesty and ethics among professions for the 15th straight year! As we graciously…
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First and last line of defense

Nurses are crucial to ensuring the safety of patients and the public. NURSES want every interaction with every patient to be safe, whether we’re administering a medication or performing…

From your ANA President

As registered nurses, we adhere to policies and procedures, rules and regulations, standards and processes. But what’s central to our practice is ethics. It’s what drives us to…
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What to do when a colleague is impaired

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Medical-surgical staff nurse Subject: Substance use disorder Recently I discovered a colleague on my unit impaired by substance use disorder (SUD). What should…

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