Initial goal of ANA was to write the 1st Code of Ethics. Instead nurses registration, welfare of nurses and accreditation of nursing schools was the 1st priority.
Suggested code of ethics for ethical behavior of nurses
1st formal Code of Ethics adopted "rules of conduct"
Code for professional Nurses- 17 provisions
Revised code. Provided interpretations, reduced to 10 provisions. "Respect dignity regardless of nationality, race, color, creed or status"
Code reflects broad expectations. "Address individual as well as collective nursing intentions and actions"