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As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the
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As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the community and the political system. Therefore, for the purposes of this assignment you will identify a problem or concern in your community, organization, etc. that has the capacity to be legislated. You will conduct research and state a proposal. Through the legislative process, your proposal for the problem or concern may influence an idea for change into a law.

First, refer to the "How a Bill Becomes a Law" media.

Then, view the "Bill to Law Process" to watch the scenario.

After viewing the scenario, refer to the "Legislative Assignment." You will need to save the document first in order to use it.

Submit the assignment to the instructor. You also reserve the right to submit your completed proposal to the respective government official. However, this is optional. If you select to submit your proposal as a part of the legislative process, refer to "Find Your Representative" or research the contact information on your own.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.



Nursing Education
Grand Canyon University- NRS-440V
Elizabeth Curran, Heather Cole,
M i c h e l l e J i m b o y, N a o m i L a t h a n - P h i l l i p s ,
S h i n i S a j i , S a r a h S u d t e l l , & Ta m a r a
Fe b r u a r y 2 1 , 2 0 1 6 Education: Implications for Practice
Education Impacts Competency
Changing Needs of Healthcare
Improved Patient Outcomes
Informed Evidence Based Decision Making
Lifelong Learning ~Let us never consider ourselves finished
nurses…we must be learning all of our lives.
Florence Nightingale Impact on Competency: PROS
Mandates Education
Improves Patient Outcomes
Improves Confidence
Florence Nightingale Impact On Competency: CONS Cost
Time Away From the Patient
Basic versus Specialized
Legal Issues & Implications of Incompetence Impact on Knowledge and Attitudes:
PROS Advancement of New Ideas
Critical Thinking
Health Promotion Impact on Knowledge and Attitudes:
Competence Relationship to ANA
Scope and Standards of Practice
Career development guidance
Remaining current with practice expectations
Providing a healthy and safe practice
Adhering to principles of practice
Promoting evidence-based practice Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of Practice Cons:
● Not all nurses understand their scope of
● Differences in roles among LPNs, RPNs, and RNs
● Difficulty working to the full scope of practice
● Role confusion Relationship to ANA Code of Ethics
● Professional Recognition
● Obligation for Patient Safety
● Personal Growth
● Mentor Others, Foster Education Relationship to ANA Code of Ethics
● Difficult to Regulate
● Difficulty Accessing Education
● Cost and Time Conclusion References
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