The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy Evaluation

Discussion: The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy Evaluation
 
In the Week 8 Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in policy-making. A critical component of any policy design is evaluation of the results. How comfortable are you with the thought of becoming involved with such matters?
Some nurses may be hesitant to get involved with policy evaluation. The preference may be to focus on the care and well-being of their patients; some nurses may feel ill-equipped to enter the realm of policy and political activities. However, as you have examined previously, who better to advocate for patients and effective programs and polices than nurses? Already patient advocates in interactions with doctors and leadership, why not with government and regulatory agencies?
In this Discussion, you will reflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.
 
To Prepare:
· In the Module 4 Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in policy-making.
· Review the Resources and reflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.
 
Instructions
 
1. Post an explanation of at least two opportunities that currently exist for RNs and APRNs to actively participate in policy review.
 
2. Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities may present and describe how you might overcome these challenges.
 
 
3. Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or communicate the existence of these opportunities.
 
4. Be specific and provide examples.
 
** Use at least 3 references**
 

 
 
**THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS

 
 
1.
 
MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY
TUESDAY
1/26
/2020 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST
 
 
2.
 
 
TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY 01/
29
/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST
 
 
Discussion: The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy Evaluation
 
 
In the
Week 8
 
Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in policy

making. A critical component of any policy design is evaluation of the results. How comfortable are
you with the thought of becoming involved with such matters
?
 
Some nurses may be hesitant to get involved with policy evaluation. The preference may be to focus
on the care and well

being of their patients; some nurses may feel ill

equipped to enter the realm of
policy and political activities. However, as you have
 
examined previously, who better to advocate for
patients and effective programs and polices than nurses? Already patient advocates in interactions
with doctors and leadership, why not with government and regulatory agencies?
 
In this Discussion, you will r
eflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.
 
 
To Prepare:
 
·
 
In the Module 4 Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in
policy

making.
 
·
 
Review the Resources and reflect on the
role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.
 
 
Instructions
 
 
1.
 
Post
 
an explanation of at least two opportunities that currently exist for RNs and
APRNs to actively participate in
 
policy review
.
 
 
2.
 
Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities
may present and
describe how you might overcome these challenges.
 
 
 
 
3.
 
Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or
communicate the existence of these opportunities.
 
 
4.
 
Be specific and provide examples.
 
 
*
* U
se at least 3 references**
 
 
 
 
**THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS –
 
1. MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY TUESDAY 1/26/2020 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST
2. TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY 01/29/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST
 
Discussion: The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy Evaluation
 
In the Week 8 Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in policy-
making. A critical component of any policy design is evaluation of the results. How comfortable are
you with the thought of becoming involved with such matters?
Some nurses may be hesitant to get involved with policy evaluation. The preference may be to focus
on the care and well-being of their patients; some nurses may feel ill-equipped to enter the realm of
policy and political activities. However, as you have examined previously, who better to advocate for
patients and effective programs and polices than nurses? Already patient advocates in interactions
with doctors and leadership, why not with government and regulatory agencies?
In this Discussion, you will reflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.
 
To Prepare:
 In the Module 4 Discussion, you considered how professional nurses can become involved in
policy-making.
 Review the Resources and reflect on the role of professional nurses in policy evaluation.
 
Instructions
 
1. Post an explanation of at least two opportunities that currently exist for RNs and
APRNs to actively participate in policy review.
 
2. Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities may present and
describe how you might overcome these challenges.
 
 
3. Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or
communicate the existence of these opportunities.
 
4. Be specific and provide examples.
 
** Use at least 3 references**