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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307984
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Political Astuteness of BSN Students
Author(s):
Mueller, Dale M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Theta
Author Details:
Dale Mueller, EdD, MS, RN, NEA-BC, NHA, dmueller@csudh.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

The purpose of this multistage study is to describe current astuteness regarding nursing influence on public policy. Textbooks and curriculum as well as professional organizations often focus on promoting the legislative process including knowing your legislator, being a registered voter and providing expertise on issues of concern. While the legislative process is an important avenue for political influence, other avenues such as coalitions, boards and commissions, or holding an appointed or elected office have not received as much attention although the potential for policy influence can be great. Prior studies have used the Political Astuteness Inventory (PAI) as developed by Clark (1984) to examine astuteness of BSN students related to course activity (Primomo, 2007; Byrd, 2012) and political participation such as voting and engaging in political campaigns (Vandenhouten, et al, 2012). Stage one of this study will use the PAI to provide a baseline of astuteness among BSN students, some who have taken a health policy course and some who have not. Later stages of this study will extend to MSN students , nursing faculty and nurse leaders. Essential baseline information is needed to inform advocates, educators and professional practice organizations regarding educational needs so that nurses can more fully utilize political advocacy venues to advance policy issues. Results of stage one, information regarding BSN students, will be presented.
Keywords:
civic involvement; policy; advocacy
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePolitical Astuteness of BSN Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Dale M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDale Mueller, EdD, MS, RN, NEA-BC, NHA, dmueller@csudh.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307984-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>The purpose of this multistage study is to describe current astuteness regarding nursing influence on public policy. Textbooks and curriculum as well as professional organizations often focus on promoting the legislative process including knowing your legislator, being a registered voter and providing expertise on issues of concern. While the legislative process is an important avenue for political influence, other avenues such as coalitions, boards and commissions, or holding an appointed or elected office have not received as much attention although the potential for policy influence can be great. Prior studies have used the Political Astuteness Inventory (PAI) as developed by Clark (1984) to examine astuteness of BSN students related to course activity (Primomo, 2007; Byrd, 2012) and political participation such as voting and engaging in political campaigns (Vandenhouten, et al, 2012). Stage one of this study will use the PAI to provide a baseline of astuteness among BSN students, some who have taken a health policy course and some who have not. Later stages of this study will extend to MSN students , nursing faculty and nurse leaders. Essential baseline information is needed to inform advocates, educators and professional practice organizations regarding educational needs so that nurses can more fully utilize political advocacy venues to advance policy issues. Results of stage one, information regarding BSN students, will be presented.en_GB
dc.subjectcivic involvementen_GB
dc.subjectpolicyen_GB
dc.subjectadvocacyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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