Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care
Are there professional barriers to being involved with the legislative process, such as retaliation from institutions or individuals who do not share your same viewpoints? What steps would you take to ensure you can represent the advanced registered nurse as a leader and patient advocate under these types of circumstances?
Chapter 14 in the textbook, Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, discusses the nursing profession's lack of representation in health care policymaking, even though nurses currently represent the largest profession within the health care industry. The text suggests that this may be related to gender inequality, with women making up a large percentage of the nursing profession. Do you see any correlation to this argument?
Read Chapters 11 and 13-15 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care. https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/jones-and-bartlett/2018/leadership-in-nursing-practice_changing-the-landscape-of-healthcare_3e.php
Read "Preparing Nurses for Leadership in Public Policy" (2014), located on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.
Explore your state legislature website and access legislation information. The link to the Arizona State Legislature website is provided, but students living in other states should access their state departments. This resource will be used for the Topic 5 assignment.
Resource URL: http://www.azleg.gov/