NJSNA Ethics

Do you ever feel like you’re not meant to be a nurse? Are you having trouble? Have you made mistakes? You need support.

You give, and you care. You are a good person. You make a difference. As nurses, you have great worth and collectively, the profession is extremely valuable to society. With all that giving, it’s easy to start doubting your purpose or get burned out.

As a nurse, you’ve undertaken an uncommon commitment to a common purpose. You help others all day (or night) and we’re here to support you.

We’re nurses too. We know all about the long shifts, the physically demanding work and the equally demanding emotional work of caring for patients. Every hour you’re on shift we’re here to support you. Every hour you are off duty, we’re here to help too.

Nurses are consistently rated as one of the most trusted groups in Gallup polls and other surveys. Academic study after study confirms what we already know—nurses provide a healing presence and improve patient health outcomes.

The American Nurses Association (ANA)—of which NJSNA is a constituent member—developed the Code of Ethics we promise to adhere to when we recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge upon completing nursing school. Ethics are the foundation of nursing and this code is a compact statement of the obligations and duties every nurse must uphold. We have the resources to assist you in living out the nursing code of ethics.

We’re the only professional organization in New Jersey to represent the interest of all registered nurses regardless of specialization, clinical setting or working environment.

When you need a helping hand, we’re here.

We’re a community and we take care of nurses, just as you take care of your patients. We offer a variety of networking and career development opportunities, continuing education, and the Recovery and Monitoring Program (RAMP). RAMP is a confidential, voluntary program for nurses in recovery from substance abuse who want to go back to work.

If you need more information on nursing ethics read the ANA’s Code of Ethics. If you are in crisis, call 1-800-662-0108.

24/7 Crisis Hotline for Impaired Nurses - 1-800-662-0108