Professional nursing organizations have influenced the policy agenda by identifying needs, generating ideas, and bringing them into the policy arena; they have had a positive impact on the profession of nursing as well as nursing practice. This week’s Discussion asks you to consider the policy proposal you examined for the policy brief (Assignment 2, assigned in Week 3) and reflect on the opportunities a professional nursing organization might have to further the issue.
Review this week’s media presentation focusing on Dr. White and Dr. Stanley’s comments on the role of professional organizations in the policy process.
Consider the policy brief you developed for Application Assignment 2 (due this week) and evaluate how a professional nursing organization might provide additional support or influence.
By tomorrow 04/11/2018 3pm, write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with at least 3 scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headings as numbered below”
Post in your small group thread a cohesive response that addresses the following:
1) Briefly summarize the policy proposal you selected from the IOM Future of Nursing Practice Report Brief (Application 2). Based on your analysis of the policy proposal, did the IOM get it right? (See Attached File).
2) Identify any professional organizations dealing with the issue/recommendation and provide at least two specific ways in which the professional organizations have supported or could support the policy proposal/recommendation.
American Organization of Nurse Executives. (2010). AONE guiding principles for the role of the nurse in future patient care delivery toolkit.
The AONE revised its guiding principles for the role of the nurse in patient care based on current conditions, technological advances, and educational opportunities.
Fyffe, T. (2009). Nursing shaping and influencing health and social care policy. Journal of Nursing Management, 17(6), 698-706.
The author reviews how nurses and their professional organizations have developed nurses’ roles in U. S. policy making.
Nursing shaping and influencing health and social care policy. Journal of Nursing Management, 17(6) by Fyffe, T. Copyright 2009 by BLACKWELL PUBLISHING – JOURNALS. Reprinted by permission of BLACKWELL PUBLISHING – JOURNALS via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Murphy, N., Canales, M. K., Norton, S. A., & Defilippis, J. (2005). Striving for congruence: The interconnection between values, practice, and political action. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 6(1), 20-29.
This article connects health care disparities to AACN’s values such as human dignity and social justice. The authors maintain that politically active nurses can affect positive social changes that can lead to better health outcomes for all.
Access the following websites for an example of how AACN moved the DNP degree from the systematic agenda to the formal agenda to policy.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2004). Position statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/DNPpositionstatement.pdf
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2006). DNP roadmap task force report. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/dnp/roadmapreport.pdf
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2006). The essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/DNPEssentials.pdf