Candyce Week 2.docx - Week 2 Discussion 2 Nurses Political Influence Part A Nurse’s Influence to politics Nursing being the largest profession in our

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Week 2 - Discussion 2: Nurses' Political Influence Part A: Nurse’s Influence to politics Nursing being the largest profession in our nation has several impacts to politics and policies. According to Blais & Hayes, (2016), it is a professional and moral obligation for nurses to be involved in in those legislations that affect their patients. A good way for nurses to advocate for their patients is to influence all politics that improve healthcare delivery. In the past nurses were hindered from influencing policy since they lacked adequate skills, awareness and even the opportunity for involvement. However, in the current world, nurses have the skills, are much aware of the political issue affecting care delivery as well as they create avenues for involvement in politics. Due to the continued improvement in technology, we expect that there will be enough resources creating more time for nurses to influence politics. Generally, nurses currently influence politics in local, state and federal levels with the rate of influence being expected to improve in the near future. Locally, nurses are able to influence politics by assuming leadership positions in the
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