Nursing has become one of the largest professions in the world, and as such, nurses have the potential to influence policy and politics on a global scale. When nurses influence the politics that improve the delivery of healthcare, they are ultimately advocating for their patients. Hence, policy-making has become an increasingly popular term among nurses as they recognize a moral and professional obligation to be engaged in healthcare legislation.

To Prepare:

·        Visit the Congress.gov website provided in the Resources and consider the role of RNs and APRNs in policy-making.

·        Reflect on potential opportunities that may exist for RNs and APRNs to participate in the policy-making process.