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The ​​licensed practical nurse understands, upholds and promotes the ethical standards of the nursing profession.


  1. Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times.
  2. Represents self clearly and accurately with respect to name, title and role.
  3. Respects and protects client worth, dignity, uniqueness and diversity.
  4. Protects client information and maintains privacy and confidentiality.
  5. Recognizes, respects and promotes the client’s right to be informed and make informed choices.
  6. Begins, maintains and ends nurse-client relationships in a way that puts the client’s needs first.
  7. Identifies the effect of own values, beliefs and experiences when providing nursing care.
  8. Identifies ethical issues, recognizes potential conflicts; takes action to prevent or resolve them by communicating with the health care team and consulting with the appropriate people; and evaluates effectiveness of actions.
  9. Makes decisions about the allocation of resources under one’s control based on the needs of the client.
  10. Recognizes and respects the contribution of others on the health care team.
  11. Treats colleagues, students and other health care workers in a respectful manner​​​.

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