The IOM (Institute of Medicine) 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 he/she takes to make a change for the good of others. Nurses have been noted by the Gallop poll year after year as the most trusted professionals.
This assignment requires thought about a public policy that is needed or needs to be changed that relates to nursing healthcare and/or the public. 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.
In 750-1000 words propose a health policy change (that is currently a bill a law or may not exist at all) at the state or federal level that you believe needs to change and why.
1.The policy must NOT be a clinical care policy for individual care. The policy involved may include public or community health legislative or regulatory professional organization (nursing-oriented) advanced nursing practice health plan or hospital plan.
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). Are these individuals also influential in making changes occur? Did you vote for the individual in office that you want to help you make this change?
(State to be used is N.J.)
1.Review different pieces of legislation for ideas on wording.
2.Visit your states legislative governmental affairs website site to understand the process your policy change could take if you wanted to introduce to into legislation.
3.Refer to the Nursing Leadership Health Policy Presentation Rubric.
4.Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Topic 2.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.