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Ethics in Nursing: ANA Code Code of Ethics for Nurses

ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses


The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements establishes the ethical standard for the profession and provides a guide for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision making.  

It is foundational to nursing theory, practice, and praxis in its expression of the values, and obligations that shape, guide, and inform nursing as a profession.


link: Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) [read only]

       A print copy is available at your LRC

link: Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015): Practical Clinical Application  [PDF]


Additional resources: ANA resources on ethics

Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses (faculty resources)



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