Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century: Report of the National Nursing Summit

U.S. Nursing Leaders Issue Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics

In August 2014, 50 nursing leaders came together in Baltimore for a summit meeting on Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century. They had set for themselves an ambitious agenda that could culminate in changing the nation’s health care culture so that it more strongly supports basic ethics principles and more effectively enables nurses to practice more ethically. Summit participants concentrated on describing ways in which nursing as a profession could have a positive influence in four critical domains: clinical practice, education, research, and public policy. They laid out a specific blueprint and identified initial steps, which can be found on this website. And they made commitments to carry on this work—to themselves, to each other, and to the profession they revere.

Full information about the meeting, including the report, A Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics: Report of the National Nursing Summit, is available on the summit’s dedicated website.