Nursing Accreditation and Industry Standards

Federal Agency – American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN operates in the establishment of the nursing education standards, helping in the implementation of the standards, and providing support for the overall nursing practice (Rosseter, 2016, para. 1). This agency will take participation in the creation of the unique curriculum model for practicing clinical oncology. The participation of the Federal body such as AACN will be of high importance because any need for improvements will be examined on the federal level.

Under governmental supervision, the U.S. nursing education institutions will incorporate the curriculum changes into practice to improve the quality of the nursing practice nationwide. The implemented changes will positively influence the system of clinical education in the country. Overall, it can be assumed that AACN factoring into the curriculum development will bring a significant benefit to the nursing curriculum on oncology.

The industry standards that will factor into developing a nursing curriculum for oncology include the following:

  • All registered nurses must follow the strict guidelines for reaching positive outcomes for the receiver of health care in the environment of a health care setting (Mailloux, 2011, p. 386).
  • All registered nurses must not take into account the care provided by other nurses due to having a responsibility to provide quality care to the patient admitted to an oncology unit.

The above-mentioned industry standards provide a basic framework of care for any patient, including patients in the oncology unit.

The alignment of the curriculum will be conducted based on the current needs since this process is ongoing in any country that cares about the quality of the provided nursing care (Thompson & Hyrkas, 2014, p. 1).

Regional Accrediting Body – American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association will work towards driving the required changes in the curriculum for nurses on oncology as a part of playing a leadership role in the process of guiding the curriculum into the necessary direction.

The agency will look for any gaps that exist in a current oncology curriculum so that the necessary changes can be identified correctly. Furthermore, the organization will assess the positive and the negative aspects of the curriculum so that action is taken only in the areas that require it. The local nursing education institution will receive a great benefit from the changes included in the oncology curriculum (Del Prato, 2013, p. 287) and will subsequently train skilled oncology professionals who will further study the question of Cytarabine usage in oncology patients.

National League for Nursing

The National League for Nursing is a regulatory body that is committed to producing skilled nursing professionals in any sphere of practice, including oncology. These professionals will be dedicated to providing high-quality care for patients as the core value in their framework of values (Pollard et al., 2014, p. 224). Therefore, the organization will positively factor in the development of the curriculum to achieve a goal of educating capable and skilled nurses that will operate in the sphere of oncology.

The National League for Nursing will assist in creating an exemplary curriculum on oncology that will offer an educational framework for educating future nurses on the peculiarities of working in the sphere of oncology. The organization will become a leader in guiding the state educational agencies in making efficient changes in the curriculum development with regards to oncological training.

References

Del Prato, D. (2013). Students’ voices: The lived experience of faculty incivility as a barrier to the professional formation in associate degree nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 33(3), 286-290.

Mailloux, C. G. (2011). Using The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) as a Framework for Curriculum Revision. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(6), 385-389.

Pollard, M. L., Stapleton, M., Kennelly, L., Bagdan, L., Cannistraci, P., Millenbach, L., & Odondi, M. (2014). Assessment of quality and safety education in nursing: A New York State perspective. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(4), 224-229.

Rosseter, R. (2014). Fact sheet: The impact of education on nursing practice. Web.

Thompson, P., & Hyrkas, K. (2014). Global nursing leadership. Journal Of Nursing Management, 22(1), 1-3.