Mr. Land

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RUP1 Project
Johnson N. Land
Western Governor University
February 13th, 2014

Begin with “A”, and discuss the differences between a regulatory agency, such as a board of nursing (BRN), and a professional nursing organization (PNO) as it pertains to your professional nursing practice. As you compare and contrast these two organizations, be sure to highlight the differences between the two.
A.
Boards of Nursing (BONs) and Professional Nurses Organizations (PNOs)
Both BONs and PROs are important in the system that provides society with high quality nurses. Here is a statement from the web site of National Council of State Boards of Nursing ("Boards of nursing,”)
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“What are Boards of Nursing?
Boards of Nursing (BONs) are state governmental agencies that are responsible for the regulation of nursing practice……
Typical powers and duties of a BON are:
• Enforcing the Nurse Practice Act and nurse licensure
• Accrediting or approving nurse education programs in schools and universities
• Developing practice standards
• Developing policies, administrative rules and regulations….
The Nurse Practice Act
Each state or territory has a law called the Nurse Practice Act……”
Professional Nursing Organizations are independent associations whose members are professional nurses who voluntarily join and pay dues to the organization. The major such PNO in the United States is American Nursing Association (ANA). From the web site of the ANA: (ANA statement of purpose)
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“Statement of Purpose
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's entire registered…...

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