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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150426
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Approach to Legislator's Staff on Nurse Practitioner Practice
Abstract:
Approach to Legislator's Staff on Nurse Practitioner Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Mitchell, Alison
Nurses are educators and talented communicators from their inception. As advanced practice nurses, the role encompasses a commitment to a higher level of care. Responsibility expands beyond clinical populations to hospital systems, community, state and national issues. Establishing a political network as a nurse practitioner (NP) to interact at a health policy and practice level is well within the grasp of an advanced practice nurse. What does legislative staff know of NPs for whom they legislate? A clinical project was implemented to explore this premise. Purpose: There is an assumption that legislative staff has a scant understanding of NP practice. This is key as legislation and regulation at state level defines NP practice. After a needs assessment was completed in Washington D.C. with Texas senatorial staff, the findings warranted further investigation within Texas Senate and House of Representatives. A clinical project was developed to assess knowledge of NP practice and to establish a political networking system with legislative staff in Harris County, Texas. Methodology: After developing a survey tool for legislative staff, a sample within Harris County of liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, women, and men legislators were selected, assisted by Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice (CNAP) lobbyist. The survey was conducted during the first week of the 77th Texas legislative Session in Austin, Texas. Twenty appointments were scheduled with eighteen respondents. Each office was contacted either in person and/or by writing three times. Results: The structure of the survey toll needs refining yet provided a basic guideline for questioning that advanced practice nurses can use. Using a similar method on student legislative day, many graduate students were able to articulate their concerns on Capitol Hill to the legislative staff. The results of the survey in themselves were unremarkable. Giving confidence and a viable tool to start the process of advanced practice nurses interacting with legislative staff was of most value.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApproach to Legislator's Staff on Nurse Practitioner Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150426-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Approach to Legislator's Staff on Nurse Practitioner Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mitchell, Alison</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">alimitchi@netscape.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nurses are educators and talented communicators from their inception. As advanced practice nurses, the role encompasses a commitment to a higher level of care. Responsibility expands beyond clinical populations to hospital systems, community, state and national issues. Establishing a political network as a nurse practitioner (NP) to interact at a health policy and practice level is well within the grasp of an advanced practice nurse. What does legislative staff know of NPs for whom they legislate? A clinical project was implemented to explore this premise. Purpose: There is an assumption that legislative staff has a scant understanding of NP practice. This is key as legislation and regulation at state level defines NP practice. After a needs assessment was completed in Washington D.C. with Texas senatorial staff, the findings warranted further investigation within Texas Senate and House of Representatives. A clinical project was developed to assess knowledge of NP practice and to establish a political networking system with legislative staff in Harris County, Texas. Methodology: After developing a survey tool for legislative staff, a sample within Harris County of liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, women, and men legislators were selected, assisted by Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice (CNAP) lobbyist. The survey was conducted during the first week of the 77th Texas legislative Session in Austin, Texas. Twenty appointments were scheduled with eighteen respondents. Each office was contacted either in person and/or by writing three times. Results: The structure of the survey toll needs refining yet provided a basic guideline for questioning that advanced practice nurses can use. Using a similar method on student legislative day, many graduate students were able to articulate their concerns on Capitol Hill to the legislative staff. The results of the survey in themselves were unremarkable. Giving confidence and a viable tool to start the process of advanced practice nurses interacting with legislative staff was of most value.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:24:12Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:24:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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