Professionalism in Nursing: Creating Excellence and Power in Nursing

May 22, 2013

Wednesday, May 22

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Check in @ 8:15 AM

Classroom 3 A/B – Employee Services Center – Greenville Memorial Medical Center – Take Entrance 0 Off Grove Road – Greenville, SC

Pam Collins, RN, MSN

Purpose: To examine behaviors and influential factors that promote and/or hinder professionalism in Nursing.

Program Description: Are you a Nursing Professional or just in the Nursing Profession?  There is a difference. This seminar will carefully examine influential factors on professionalism in nursing. Topics that will be discussed include behaviors that promote and/or hinder professionalism, how to maintain accountability in nursing practice, legal and ethical issues, and key elements of the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act.  Professionalism will be defined and explained through tangible measures so that you will be able to immediately implement the strategies discussed. The day will conclude with a mock trial to summarize and provide a sense of reality to the topics discussed.  This seminar is a “must attend” for all nurses who want to be more than just in the profession.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Define nursing professionalism.
  2. Discuss attributes that reflect professional nursing practice.
  3. Explore strategies to advance nursing professionalism.
  4. Identify behaviors that hinder professionalism in nursing.
  5. Examine the relationship between the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
  6. Explore legal issues in nursing.
  7. Summarize key elements of the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act.

Target Audience 

Licensed Nurses


$ 75 for non-members; No Fee for AHEC members


Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 5.5 contact hours.

Others: This program is approved for 0.55 CEUs (5.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Successful completion of the program requires attendance for at least 90 percent of the course and a completed evaluation by the participant. 

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