DISCUSSION BOARD #3
In Module 5, you investigated how the baccalaureate prepared nurse utilizes work place advocacy and how it relates to those issues that confront nurses as they work, including nursing shortages, adequate staffing, errors in health care delivery, and violence in the work place. Nurses practice professional advocacy by promoting a professional work environment within the organization and support professional and personal development. The nurse’s role in advocating for quality health care, patient safety, and work place issues can be further supported through the use of social forces and health care policy. If you could advocate for one area of nursing practice, what would it be? What are you passionate about? What social force or policy could you drive to create evidence based changes and how would you evaluate or measure whether you were successful?