Most nurses are familiar with their roles as caregivers and even a educators. According to Millstead (2013), nurses must adopt multiple roles, including that of political activist and advocate.? She? went on to explain that “nurses cannot afford to limit their actions to monitoring bills; they must seize the initiative and use their considerable collective and individual influence to ensure the health, welfare, and protection of the public and health care professionals” (Millstead, 2013, pp15-16).
As a key political actor (nurse) examine an issue in your current or past work setting which you are passionate about and briefly with evidence to support it, defend your opinion to your fellow students (agenda setting)? in addition respond to your peers by taking an opposing stance even if you are for the issue. If you can defend your issue you will be able to influence others.
~Think outside of the box~ (Do not cover the affordable care act because this comes later, your textbook offers some examples)
Milstead, J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurses guide (4th ed.). Burlington, MA:Jones and Bartlett Learning.?