Trends in Healthcare Policy

Nurse’s Role in Influencing the Legislative Process

In a Microsoft Word document of 2-3 pages formatted in APA 7 style, you will answer three questions related to your opportunity as a nurse and an advocate. The first two questions relate to influencing a bill that is traveling through the legislative process. The third question refers you to the social determinants of health and asks you to think specifically on your role as a nurse in influencing social determinants of health.

Answer the following questions:

• What parts of the lawmaking process does a nurse have an opportunity to influence the final bill passage?

• List at least two ways that this influence can take place. In your opinion, would one way be preferable over the other?

• Reviewing the social determinants of health, select one to respond to this question:

o What role can nurses play in promoting health status through policy changes directly affecting this social determinant?

***Write each question as a new topic area and then follow with a paragraph or two to answer the question. You may find it necessary to search for answers to the questions outside of the assigned reading.

On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA 7 format. Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.