Enhancing Nurses' Engagement in Health Policy: From the Classroom to the Statehouse

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602421
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Enhancing Nurses' Engagement in Health Policy: From the Classroom to the Statehouse
Author(s):
Crowder, Sharron J.; Ironside, Pamela
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Sharron J. Crowder, RN, sjcrowde@iu.edu; Pam Ironside, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Enhancing Nurses' Engagement in Health Policy: From the Classroom to the Statehouse  The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report calls on nurses to assume leadership roles in the redesign of the health care system and policies that impact health outcomes and nursing practice. Professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau International, support efforts to prepare nurses to participate in the policy level at all levels of government, including the state level . Many faculty emphasize teaching students about health policy, however classroom delivery of health policy content and engagement can be enhanced through active learning strategies. Nurse educators are also positioned to prepare future state health policy leaders by expanding student engagement beyond the classroom into “real world” settings.  State legislative fellowships provide opportunities for students to actively engage in the legislative process. Yet for many nursing faculty, developing effective learning strategies and experiential learning opportunities for several settings can be challenging. This session will provide strategies nurse educators can use to enhance health policy learning outcomes. Specific strategies to build student engagement in health policy leadership and advocacy will be explored. Efforts to provide experiential learning opportunities to further engage students will be supported through exemplars of state legislative fellowships.   Kolb’s experiential learning theory provides the framework for engaging students in legislative fellowships. Through experiential learning, legislative fellowships enable nursing students to examine the role state government plays in various aspects of policy including access to health care policy, workforce development, nursing practice, and nursing education. The implications for future innovation and research will also be explored. 
Keywords:
health policy leadership; teaching; experiential learning opportunities
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.9
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEnhancing Nurses' Engagement in Health Policy: From the Classroom to the Statehouseen
dc.contributor.authorCrowder, Sharron J.en
dc.contributor.authorIronside, Pamelaen
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsSharron J. Crowder, RN, sjcrowde@iu.edu; Pam Ironside, RN, ANEF, FAANen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602421en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Enhancing Nurses' Engagement in Health Policy: From the Classroom to the Statehouse  The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report calls on nurses to assume leadership roles in the redesign of the health care system and policies that impact health outcomes and nursing practice. Professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau International, support efforts to prepare nurses to participate in the policy level at all levels of government, including the state level . Many faculty emphasize teaching students about health policy, however classroom delivery of health policy content and engagement can be enhanced through active learning strategies. Nurse educators are also positioned to prepare future state health policy leaders by expanding student engagement beyond the classroom into “real world” settings.  State legislative fellowships provide opportunities for students to actively engage in the legislative process. Yet for many nursing faculty, developing effective learning strategies and experiential learning opportunities for several settings can be challenging. This session will provide strategies nurse educators can use to enhance health policy learning outcomes. Specific strategies to build student engagement in health policy leadership and advocacy will be explored. Efforts to provide experiential learning opportunities to further engage students will be supported through exemplars of state legislative fellowships.   Kolb’s experiential learning theory provides the framework for engaging students in legislative fellowships. Through experiential learning, legislative fellowships enable nursing students to examine the role state government plays in various aspects of policy including access to health care policy, workforce development, nursing practice, and nursing education. The implications for future innovation and research will also be explored. en
dc.subjecthealth policy leadershipen
dc.subjectteachingen
dc.subjectexperiential learning opportunitiesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:28:31Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:28:31Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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