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Health policy is important in nursing as it guides our scope of practice. I am a part of aprofessional nursing organization and we take trips to Congress each year. This is just one of the manyways that the Oncology Nurses Society (ONS) effect policy and legislation. My weak points in Healthpolicy include information from organizations like the Institute of Medicine (IOM), USPSTF, AHRQ, TheJoint Commission (TJC) and CMS.More specifically, I need to review the implications for practice that resulted from the release ofthe Quality chasm report. This report called for expanding the role of the APRN and decreasingrestrictions in practice. I also need to know which agency specifically funds the USPSTF. I find this
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,Hospital accreditation,professional nursing organization,Quality Chasm Report,Oncology Nurses Society