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The nursing profession is self-defined and self-regulated and, in return, guarantees society professional competence, altruistic service and the assurance that members will conduct their affairs with morality and integrity. This program will discuss the elements of professionalism in nursing, and how these approaches and behaviors can ensure that nurses are responsible, accountable and self-directed members of this most trusted profession.To complete this activity, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.
    • Agenda

    • Introduction
    • Maintaining Professional Behavior
    • Communication and Courtesy
    • Professional Character
    • Professional Image
    • Conclusion

      The purpose of this program is to discuss the importance of maintaining professionalism in nursing, specifically professional attitude, behavior and attire.

      After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

    • Describe what makes nursing a profession rather than simply a job.
    • Explain the ultimate importance of maintaining professional behavior, attitude and attire at all times.
    • Describe the importance of being attentive to the patient at all times, and in all circumstances.
    • Describe the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
    • Describe Nursing Statutes and Administrative Laws.
    • Maintain proper communication and courtesy with patients.
    • Explain the importance of being accountable and reliable to both patients and your co-workers.
    • LIst examples of sloppy work habits and sloppy attire/grooming.

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