NSG4068 Trends in Healthcare Policy
Week 5 Assignment
The Nurse as Advocate
In a Microsoft Word document of 5-6 pages formatted in APA style, you will describe the advocacy process. Whether nurses are advocating for their patients, health care, and/or policies that improve people’s lives, the advocacy processes have commonalities that transcend the subject of their advocacy. There are also differences, although these differences may be more nuanced than obvious.
Review the following chapters from your course textbook:
Taking Action: Nurse, Educator, and Legislator: My Journey to the Delaware Senate
Taking Action: A Nurse in the Board Room
Respond to the following questions based on your readings:
Describe what you believe to be the drivers for each of the individual advocates.
What factors led the individuals to become advocates?
Discuss the challenges that each of the individuals identified in their writings.
Analyze these drivers and challenges and compare them with your own experience to date as an advocate.
In what ways do you believe you can expand your advocacy skills within the next five years?
On a separate reference page, cite all sources using APA format. Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.
Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.
This handout will provide you the details of formatting your essay using APA style.
You may create your essay in this APA-formatted template.
Name your document SU_NSG4068_W5_Project_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
Submit your document to the Submissions area by the due date assigned.