Home Health Nursing: Code of Ethics, Standards of Professional Performance & Practice - N1747


About Course #N1747

Release Date: December 21, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Home health nursing is built on the strong foundation of three important documents that guide all of nursing practice in the United States. Developed and published by the American Nurses Association (ANA), these documents include Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Nursing's Social Policy Statement, and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Nurses deliver, manage, and super-vise care for the majority of home health patients. It is a critical requirement that the professional nurse understands and executes the guiding principles and standards of practice, as well as knows the expectations for professional performance and ethical guidelines in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Nurses practicing in home health are challenged to provide accountable, independent nursing care that is continually evolving in response to healthcare innovations, evidence-based practice, and new payment structures.

The purpose of this course is to provide both new and experienced home health nurses with the critical information found in the ANA's most up-to-date documentation on professional practice, ethics, principles, and evidence-based standards. After completion of this course, the learner will have knowledge relative to how the standards and guiding documents influence, direct, and guide professional performance and the practice of home health nursing.

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1727 Home Health Nursing: A Comprehensive Review of Practical and Professional Issues, 4th Edition.

About the Author(s)

Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN, worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. Lisa serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now.

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in home health nursing and is certified as a specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and in transcultural nursing. Mary currently provides consultation education and quality services to home health agencies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now and has published multiple articles and book chapters on enhancing home health nursing practice.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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