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When comparing the State Board of Nursing with the role of professional organization there are some differences while there are also similarities between the two. Starting with the State Board of Nursing provide many different roles for the nursing profession. One role they provide is education; they provide nurses with updates information on the latest news, research, and resources in nursing. By providing this opportunity this allows nursing to expand their knowledge and help further expand their skills within their current roles or their future goals. The Board also helps regulate nursing practice by collaborating with professional organizations by providing the evidence-based best practices to nursing ( Glazer & Gormley, 2012). The State Board is also responsible for granting permission to practice within the state by verifying that the nurse graduated from the approved pre licensure nursing school and that they have successfully completed the NCLEX (Marcentile, 2016). Lastly the Board is the enforcer when disciplinary action is required, whenever a violation occurs, they are responsible for following up with the violation and then determining where the violation lands in the disciplinary action tree. The board of nursing is the governing body over nursing and they help keep nursing on the right track and have nursing kept accountable for their action. Thus protecting the public and fellow nurses alike from malpractice and providing education to nurses so that they can provide the highest level of care. Compared to the State Board of Nursing, professional nursing organizations are not able to provide disciplinary action to nurses for misconduct. They do however provide similar opportunities and credentialing to nursing. For example, the American Nurses Association (ANA) represents 3.6 million registered nurses and they have a large influence within the nursing community. The ANA provides up to date informative on their website and also provide opportunities to nurse to further their education and knowledge (Rugs & Powell-Cope, 2015). The ANA provide credentialing for nurses who want to expand their current role, for example the ANA has a Nurse Executive certification and Nurse Executive Advanced certification which is something that I would be interesting in doing after completing my master’s degree. Overall both the State and the ANA have guidelines and measures set in place to help provide protection for patients and nurse alike. The State is the governing body for all legal matters while the ANA helps push for healthcare change and further nursing knowledge.
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