​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​Regitered nurse in advanced practice settings, administration, and education are in a prime position set the stage for policy and practice issues.

 The role for your influence and expertise in this arena is crucial to provide the public and health care organizations safe cost effective quality care practices and health care delivery.

 Questions to address and discuss after reading this chapter include: If you belong to a professional nursing organization, what is your role​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​/involvement? Do they have a political advocacy group? What health policies are they currently championing? If you do not belong to your professional organization…why? 

What would make you decide to become a member? What has been your level of involvement in health policy from an organizational, local, state, or federal perspective? List and discuss the pressing issues you see as an impediment to your practice. Brainstorm solutions and what we as individuals and as groups can do to improve the situation(s) described that impede your practice​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​.