Advancing Advanced Practice Nurses in Illinois: Challenges in the Land of the American Medical Association

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616088
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Advancing Advanced Practice Nurses in Illinois: Challenges in the Land of the American Medical Association
Other Titles:
Symposium: Giving Nurses Voice in Shaping Evidence-Based Health Policy: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines
Author(s):
Valentine, Nancy M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi
Author Details:
Nancy M. Valentine, RN, FAAN, FNAP, nancymv@uic.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: This presentation will utilize the case study of the Illinois House Bill 421 (2015) which introduced the legislated changes entailed in eliminating the requirement of nurses to have a legislated physician collaborative practice agreement. Alternatively, granting the ability for nurses to not have to have a legislated collaborative agreement with a physician would give more independent freedom for APN?s to practice independently. Although this bill did not pass as fully written in the last legislative session, the steps utilized to push this concept further in incremental steps illustrates the key elements in the political process needed in order to lower the opposition?s resistance to change. Specifically, the nursing community organized a campaign that involved multiple strategies across the state. Key to these efforts are the following considerations: (1) framing the issue and providing the evidence to substantiate the claim, (2) communicating the issue in a concise and compelling manner, (3) capturing the attention of influencers, (4) Providing ?hands-on? experiences that tell the story, (5) offering options that draw the target power brokers into the discussion to take it to the next level. Given that the political power of opposing physician groups in the state is very strong, it is important to appreciate the steps involved in how to frame an issue in a very ?hostile to nurses? environment in order to portray the time, effort and tenacity that is involved in making the case for using evidence to its best advantage in a political arena. Coalition building and nurse engagement is key to such outcomes and is essential to build support in a sustained manner. The forum organized by the University of Illinois College of Nursing to bring together nurses from the Chicagoland area along with insurers, university leaders, and nurse experts will be described and discussed in terms of model, outcomes and longer term impact on bringing this issue to the forefront of those directly and indirectly involved in legislative issues. Implications for policy consciousness and engagement within a college of nursing setting will also be discussed. Lessons learned and next steps will be discussed.
Keywords:
Partners and Constituents; Communication; Evidence based policy making
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16A12; INRC16A12
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAdvancing Advanced Practice Nurses in Illinois: Challenges in the Land of the American Medical Associationen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: Giving Nurses Voice in Shaping Evidence-Based Health Policy: Lessons Learned From the Front Linesen
dc.contributor.authorValentine, Nancy M.en
dc.contributor.departmentXien
dc.author.detailsNancy M. Valentine, RN, FAAN, FNAP, nancymv@uic.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616088-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: This presentation will utilize the case study of the Illinois House Bill 421 (2015) which introduced the legislated changes entailed in eliminating the requirement of nurses to have a legislated physician collaborative practice agreement. Alternatively, granting the ability for nurses to not have to have a legislated collaborative agreement with a physician would give more independent freedom for APN?s to practice independently. Although this bill did not pass as fully written in the last legislative session, the steps utilized to push this concept further in incremental steps illustrates the key elements in the political process needed in order to lower the opposition?s resistance to change. Specifically, the nursing community organized a campaign that involved multiple strategies across the state. Key to these efforts are the following considerations: (1) framing the issue and providing the evidence to substantiate the claim, (2) communicating the issue in a concise and compelling manner, (3) capturing the attention of influencers, (4) Providing ?hands-on? experiences that tell the story, (5) offering options that draw the target power brokers into the discussion to take it to the next level. Given that the political power of opposing physician groups in the state is very strong, it is important to appreciate the steps involved in how to frame an issue in a very ?hostile to nurses? environment in order to portray the time, effort and tenacity that is involved in making the case for using evidence to its best advantage in a political arena. Coalition building and nurse engagement is key to such outcomes and is essential to build support in a sustained manner. The forum organized by the University of Illinois College of Nursing to bring together nurses from the Chicagoland area along with insurers, university leaders, and nurse experts will be described and discussed in terms of model, outcomes and longer term impact on bringing this issue to the forefront of those directly and indirectly involved in legislative issues. Implications for policy consciousness and engagement within a college of nursing setting will also be discussed. Lessons learned and next steps will be discussed.en
dc.subjectPartners and Constituentsen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectEvidence based policy makingen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:04:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:04:06Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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