Why do you think the Standard is relevant to nursing today?

Why do you think the Standard is relevant to nursing today?

Video Assignment: ANA Standards Article and Commentary


· Review the ANA Standards document . Focus on the Standards of Professional Performance.

· Choose one of the 11 standards that captures your attention.

· Search for a relevant journal article which explains or discusses the importance of this standard to professional nursing.

· Consider the prompts below.

Topics and prompts to include in the video:

1. Introduction

a. Announce the chosen Standard of Professional Performance using the number and name from the document in Brightspace.

b. Briefly define the Standard.

2. Journal Article

a. Provide the title, author, date of publication, and where you found the article.

b. Briefly summarize the article and explain how the article connects professional nursing to the chosen Standard.

3. Commentary

a. What does this Standard add to your understanding of the nursing profession?

b. Why do you think the Standard is relevant to nursing today?

c. Provide a concrete example of how you can (and will) incorporate this Standard into your nursing practice.


· Speak clearly.

· A well-rehearsed video is the key to success!

· Keep you video under four minutes.

· Consult the grading rubric so you are aware of how the points are awarded.


American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and Standards of

Practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: ANA.

Standards of Practice

· The Standards of Practice describe a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process.

· The nursing process includes the components of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Accordingly, the nursing process encompasses significant actions taken by registered nurses and forms the foundation of the nurse’s decision-making.

Standard 1: Assessment

Standard 2: Diagnosis

Standard 3: Outcomes Identification (goal setting)

Standard 4: Planning

Standard 5: Implementation

5A. Coordination of Care

5B. Health Teaching and Health Promotion

Standard 6: Evaluation

Standards of Professional Performance

· The Standards of Professional Performance describe a competent level of behavior in the professional role including activities related to ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality of practice, professional practice evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health.

· All registered nurses are expected to engage in professional role activities, including leadership, appropriate to their education and position.

· Registered nurses are accountable for their professional actions to themselves, their healthcare consumers, their peers, and ultimately to society.

Standard 7: Ethics

Standard 8: Culturally Congruent Practice

Standard 9: Communication

Standard 10: Collaboration

Standard 11: Leadership

Standard 12: Education

Standard 13: Evidence-based Practice and Research

Standard 14: Quality of Practice

Standard 15: Professional Practice Evaluation

Standard 16: Resource Utilization

Standard 17: Environmental Health

The Art and Science of Nursing

· What is nursing? How has your view of nursing changed since beginning your BSN journey?

· How do we integrate the art and science of nursing?

· Tenet characteristics of nursing practice:

· Caring and health are central to the practice of the registered nurse.

· Nursing practice is individualized

· Registered nurses use the nursing process to plan and provide individualized care for healthcare consumers.

· Nurses coordinate care by establishing partnerships

· A strong link exists between the professional work environment and the

registered nurse’s ability to provide quality health care and achieve optimal outcomes

Nursing is a learned profession built on a core body of knowledge that reflects its dual components of art and science. Nursing requires judgment and skill based on principles of the biological, physical, behavioral, and social sciences. The art of nursing is based on caring and respect for human dignity. (p. 6)

What is nursing? Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. This succinct but very powerful definition statement reflects the evolution of the profession. (p. 7)

JD 3/18, Rev 8/20

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