Post an explanation of three opportunities that exist for RNs and APRNs to actively participate in policy-making. Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities may present and describe how you might overcome these challenges. Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or communicate the existence of these opportunities to participate in policy-making. Be specific and provide examples.
Given the critical roles RNs and APRNs play in health institutions, they must indulge in policy-making. Nurses can learn how policies are developed by seeking out areas they want to influence. Nurses can also contact those involved in policy development as part of indulging in the policy-making process. However, most superiors lack confidence in their abilities, thus, explaining their lack of participation. Nurses need a more proactive attitude, especially when tackling emerging issues in healthcare.