The purpose of this assignment is to assist the student to continue to build writing skills while examining the political, historical and research literature regarding a topic in health care policy and economics. The student will select an active bill at the state or federal level that impacts the professional practice of nursing. Discuss the major issues concerning the nurse’s ability to provide safe and quality care or to practice to the highest scope of the nursing license. Explore the position of key stakeholders, both pro and con. What specific actions can nursing take to help assist with the passage or defeat of the legislation?
The student must demonstrate an understanding of the workings of the political process, as well as the pertinent political history related to the topic.