Advocacy

Other Advocacy Stories

Submitted by: Danielle Altares Sarik • Submitted date: April 28, 2015
In March, I had the chance to travel to Washington, DC as a NAPNAP Advocacy Scholar – an experience that I highly recommend for all nurse practitioners (NPs) interested in learning more about the legislative climate that...
Submitted by: Natalie V. • Submitted date: August 06, 2014
Know your subject matter.  In the same breath, I would also suggest never talking about something you aren’t sure about - be honest and say “I don’t know, but I’ll get you that answer”.Know who you are talking to (...
Submitted by: Kristin H. • Submitted date: August 06, 2014
You move from policy novice to advanced beginner the day your heart stops beating out of your chest when you are the one who has to talk in a legislator's office.  You are competent when others begin to ask you questions...
Submitted by: Michelle W. • Submitted date: August 06, 2014
Many people ask me how I keep up with policy changes for APRN’s with a full time job, family and school.  Here are my tricks to managing policy activity along with my daily professional and personal life:  Email...
Submitted by: Jessica • Submitted date: August 06, 2014
When I enrolled in the Policy course that was required for my DNP program, our first assignment was to post our prior experience (if any) in the health policy arena. There were nearly 100 students in my class and I was...