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who is Marie Rollet Hébert?

first lay nurse


who is Marie Jeanne Mance?

founded hotel d'ieu


who is Marie Marguerite d’Youville?

was a grey nurse


Who is Marie Florence Nightingale?

founder of modern nursing and first nursing school + training of nursing


When was the OIIQ founded?

what is their mission?


Their mission is to protect the public


nursing education in quebec?

Initially in hospitals...religious orders managed hospitals and nurse training

Ended in 1960’s with Quiet Revolution...erosion of nun’s authority

Nursing education moved into Public domain


nursing education in ROC?

1874: 1st school founded by Theophilis Mack
Nurses required to wear uniform with cap as sign of professionalism

1st Canadian nursing school to follow “Nightingale system” of nursing (14 yrs after foundation of her school)

1889 Toronto General Hospital opened school of nursing on same principles


Definition of nursing?

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages.

includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.

Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education


What defines nursing as a profession?

- license to practice nursing
- profession has to respect code of ethics


What defines nursing as a profession?

1. Specialized body of knowledge
2. Specialized education
3. Service orientation (vs for profit)
4. Professional organization
5. Autonomy and self-regulation
6. Members adhere to a code of ethics
7. Members are accountable for continuing education & competency ( courses every year to keep up practice)


professional organization we belong to?



Professional Nursing Code 
of Ethics

guides us in our decision making

Outlines IDEALS of conduct & standard for professional actions & decision-making

Not a legal code, but violation of the code of ethics can cause person to have license suspended or revoked


What is the code of ethics?

nursing ideas and values, and is the guide for nursing actions

based on values we should have in our profession


Standards are based on what?

values of the profession


Is the Code of Ethics a set of rules?
Does it tell us what to do in every situation?



How do we Promote professionalism?

Programs & directions to enhance nurses' competency
Sustain quality of the work environment & collegial interactions with & amongst nurses
Encourage nurses to continuously develop knowledge & skills
Explore collaborative opportunities
Maintain (increase) educational standards
Promote professional behaviour
Practice evidence-based care delivery


UN Declaration of Human Rights?

EX: not putting pt name on work to be handed in.


Canadian Nursing Students' Association

let the public know what nurses do