PROFESSIONAL ROLES & VALUES
740.1.1: The Nursing Profession – The graduate analyzes the historical and contemporary context of nursing practice.
740.1.2: Nursing Theories and Models – The graduate analyzes leading nursing theories and models as they apply to contemporary nursing practice.
740.1.3: Ethical Comportment and Integrity – The graduate analyzes nursing practice situations to promote ethical comportment and integrity using professional
standards of practice and the code of ethics.
740.1.4: Professional Accountability – The graduate analyzes the responsibilities and accountability of the professional nurse.
740.1.6: The Professional Nurse – The graduate integrates knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the nursing profession into personal and professional interactions and
740.1.8: Interprofessional Practices – The graduate analyzes the impact of evolutions in the field of nursing and in the roles of other care providers on
740.1.9: Healthcare Work Environment – The graduate evaluates how the vision, values, mission, and philosophy of an organization align with an individual’s
professional values and beliefs.
The development of a professional mission statement increases your marketability as a nurse by showcasing your nursing knowledge to prospective employers. This mission
statement allows you, as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, to focus on nursing concepts, professional strengths, and critical thinking abilities that define nursing
practice in practical ways. You will be required to think about real-life scenarios and how they relate to nursing codes as you develop an individual professional
Create a professional mission statement that showcases a professional development plan by doing the following:
A. Explain the functional differences between a regulatory agency, such as a board of nursing (BRN), and a professional nursing organization (PNO) as it pertains to
your professional nursing practice.
B. Discuss two examples of how provisions from a nursing code of ethics influence your practice.
C. Discuss four professional traits from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (web link provided below) you will bring to an interdisciplinary team of
D. Identify a nursing theory that has influenced your professional practice.
1. Explain how this theory fits your professional practice.
E. Discuss how the contributions of one historical nursing figure have impacted your professional nursing practice, including modern-day application.
F. Discuss a scenario in which you, as a nurse, safeguarded two of the following principles for the patient:
• Respect for autonomy
Note: Do not include confidential patient information (e.g., name, location).
G. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding
reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text
of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on
using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.
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