who would be the champion for the bill/law change from your state advocates(legislators, federal legislators, local or national state nursing organizations)
The IOM Future of Nursing report calls for an increase in leadership from nurses at all levels. One way nurses demonstrate their role as a leader, is through public policy change.
A leader does not always carry an official title or position, but demonstrates leadership through the work and the stance the leader takes to make a change for the good of others.Policy changes can occur by working with members of your legislature, and state or national nurses associations, to introduce a new bill and/or change to a current law in your state or federal government.
Examples of public policy includes any component of the current legislation governing health care, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, nursing regulation, medication technicians, etc.
1. The policy must not be a clinical care policy for individual care.
2. Include a specific section for the exact wording for the bill or change in wording of the law.
3. Include the plan for the implementation of your policy development, to lobbying for passage, to next steps after passage.
4. Discuss who would be the champion for the bill/law change from your state advocates (legislators, federal legislators, local or national state nursing organizations). Did you vote for the individual in office that you want to help you make this change?
1. Review different pieces of legislation for ideas on wording.
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