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1 Chapter 9 Professional Accountability: Credentialing and Accreditation

2 Professional Accountability Responsibility that one assumes for their practice Obligation to report or account for their actions –To the profession, public, and themselves

3 Regulation of Nursing National, state, and local agencies –Guide regulation to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare Examples of each

4 Hallmarks of a Profession University education Distinct service or practice and discipline Research-based body of knowledge Autonomy (self-governance) and accountability Code of ethics Association membership

5 Accountability Begins with preconditions –Ability –Responsibility –Authority –Ends in accountability Alliance for Nursing Accreditation (ANA)

6 Accreditation and Approval in Nursing Education History Purposes National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) American Nurses Association (ANA)

7 National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) History Purpose Three categories of state boards

8 Licensure History NCSBN’s role National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) APRNs

9 Mutual Recognition Model of Nurse Licensure Goal Nurse Licensure Compact Impact on each state’s Nurse Practice Act

10 Advantages of Compact Nurses practice in multiple states without needing multiple licenses Collaboration between interstate boards of nursing may increase public safety Improved access to nursing care in rural settings

11 Trends in Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) State specific Specialty specific Setting specific Link between MCE and professional competence

12 Certification and Credentialing American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Specialty organizations Advance practice

13 Healthcare Accreditation Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) –History –Purpose –Goals Magnet Status

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