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3 days agoTERESA HILLIARD RE: Discussion Week 9COLLAPSE Nurseshave the ability toengage in policy formationsfor thewellbeingof our patients. There areseveralways

3 days agoTERESA HILLIARD RE: Discussion – Week 9COLLAPSE
Nurses
have the ability to
engage in policy formations
for the
well-being
of our patients. There are
several
ways that nurses can choose to
influence or become
involved in policy making
that can reap benefits for patients and
as well as
nurses.
Levine (2020) states that the
Institute
of Medicine recommends
that nurses
further their practice by
committing
to continues education throughout their career and taking on
leadership roles to help guide and advance healthcare and the nursing profession.
Professional organizations provide RNs an APRNs the
opportunity to
take part and participate in policy review.
Typically,
professional
organizations
involved in nursing advocacy also participates in issues involving nursing and healthcare at local levels all the way up the ladder to global levels.
A professional
organization
provides nurses with a network where they can be heard by voting,
discussing, and influence change on
certain
issues (Echevarria, 2018).
Members can become directly involved via voting or survey response (Echevarria, 2018). A second was nurses can play an active role in policy review
is to collect data and provide feedback to policy
makers or
other leaders on
whether
new policies being implemented are effective (Milstead & Short, 2019).
Information such as this can be gathered though quality improvement projects.
Challenges may arise when nurses choose to play an active role in policy-review.
They may feel inadequately prepared or educated in participating and may even have other challenges arise when other team members are uninterested in participating. Insufficient data collection would also
cause issues
to arise when trying to implement change. When
any change challenges can and should be anticipated at some point. Milstead and Short (2019) states that some challenges can be eliminated or reduced by appointing a leader that is responsible for
discovering
resources and collecting data.
A
nursing leader can be a positive role model by actively participating in
policy
review and
encouraging
other nurses to make a difference
through word of mouth or providing education to empower other nurses.
Nurses
comprise a huge part of the healthcare system and we play an
important
role, as
most of
our time is spent with patients we know and understand the
specific needs of our patient population. For this reason, RNs and APRNs play a crucial role in advocacy and policy-review.
References
Levine, Mary & Ellen MSN, RN. (2020). When new nurses talk, nursing organizations listen. Nursing, 50, 53-57.
https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000604720.20331.54
Echevarria, I. (2018). Make connections by joining a professional nursing organization.
Nursing, 48,
35-38. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000547721.84857.cb
Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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