Topic 5 DQ 2 paragraph 1

Topic 5 DQ 2 paragraph 1

Please write a Paragraph answering to this discussion below with your opinion. Please include citations and references in case of another source.


“Nurses practice within a framework of legal principles on a daily basis. Legal concepts, expectations, and consequences surround all health care professionals in the United States. An informed and safe nurse must be aware of the effect these legal aspects have on nursing practice to reduce exposure to adverse legal consequences.” (Friberg & Creasia, 2016). We must follow the legislative process starting with maintaining our nursing license, all the way through delegation to non-licensed staff members.

Professional organizations and associations in nursing are critical for generating the energy, flow of ideas, and proactive work needed to maintain a healthy profession that advocates for the needs of its clients and nurses, and the trust of society (Matthews, 2012). Professional organizations such as the ANA play a vital role in the nursing community, they set out to develop the standards and scope of practice in nursing, and even have set forth a Code of Ethics that many organizations follow.

Friberg, E. E., & Creasia, J. L. (2016). Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice.

Matthews, J., (January 31, 2012) “Role of Professional Organizations in Advocating for the Nursing Profession” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 17, No. 1, Manuscript 3.