Ameircan Nurses Association

American Nurses Association
University of Phoenix
November 11, 2009
American Nurses Association
According to, “Ethics is the branch of philosophy that deals with morality. Ethics is concerned with distinguishing between good and evil in the world, between right and wrong human actions and between virtuous and nonvirtuous characteristics of people.”
Their voice is heard throughout the United States through newsletters, Internet, magazines, and lobbying. Their goal is to ensure nurses rights in the healthcare settings. They can also deliver messages to their members and other nurses through their website and journals. Their publications and conferences help support the purpose of good nurses and heath care around the world.
According to the American Nurses Association,” it is the leading professional for registered nurses in the United States.” To become a member, registered nurses must be licensed, abide by the American Nurses Association Rules/Regulations, and pay membership dues. He or she can join their state of choice or become members in multiple states, and pay fees according to that particular state’s guideline. This association is not mandatory by registered nurses; he or she can discontinue their membership simply by not registering.
American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association code of ethics for nurses calls for “its nurse to practice with compassion and respect for every individual” (ANA,2001). “They believe that health care is a basic human right” (Schroeter, 2002). Although the American Nurses Association sets goal for higher standards in health care, they also ensure the needs of patients and consumers. According to the American Nurses Association, the Code of Ethics for Nurses are as listed:
      Primacy of the Patient’s interests
      Acceptance of accountability and responsibility
      Moral self respect
      Influence of the environment...