New - Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom

  • ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780826198914

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Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom is a practical, how-to book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena.

Co-published with the Springer Publishing Company, the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy. It also describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy change -- from understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety and the quest for quality of care. Plus this exclusive text:

Key Features:

  • Guides you step by step through the process of creating a work plan.
  • Discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy.
  • Examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement.
  • Outlines the resources needed to accomplish policy change.
  • Clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution.
  • Defines how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives.
  • And much more …

Author Bios

Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, is past president of the American  Nurses Association and holds the Endowed Perioperative Atkinson Nursing Chair at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. As an author and a lecturer, she has presented extensively throughout the world. Patton has testified before Congress and met with major policymakers, including Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton when she lobbied on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. Twice she was named one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Health Care.”

Margarete L. Zalon, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, is a professor in the University of Scranton Department of Nursing, Scranton, PA. She has served on numerous boards, such as those of the American Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and as president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and chairperson of the American Nurses Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Her research on and advocacy for vulnerable elders have translated into numerous presentations and publications in scholarly and professional journals and have impacted professional practice and policies globally.

Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, is director of nursing research, Robinson  Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio; professor emerita, Kent State University, College of Nursing; and an independent consultant. As a respected leader, researcher and educator, Ludwick transformed standards for the nursing care of older people and the gerontological preparation of nurses here and abroad through her research, dissemination of her scholarship and her curricular advancement. Her advocacy efforts have been instrumental in shaping dialogue and policies about nursing issues globally.

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NOTE: In the spirit of giving back to nurses, the editors of this publication have decided to donate all of their royalties from the book sales to the ANF Washington Fellows Program for Nurses. You can also support the Program by making a donation HERE.

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